Golf groups can enjoy added choice when playing links golf in Ireland in 2020 after PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell announced an increased range of packages for its new ‘PGA National Ireland West Coast Links Tour’.
Players can now choose from a variety of three, four and five-round packages when experiencing the many delights of Ireland’s spectacular west coast with PGA National Ireland – one of only a handful of facilities around the world to be endorsed by The PGA.
The popular venue in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, joined forces with County Sligo Golf Club, Donegal Golf Club and Strandhill Golf Club at the end of last year to launch the ‘PGA National Ireland West Coast Links Tour’.
Based at PGA National Ireland, the new breaks are available to golf groups of eight or more people and offer access to four outstanding 18-hole championship courses – three links and one parkland – with all four venues regularly ranked inside Ireland’s top 50 courses.
Prices start from €375 per person for two nights’ bed-and-breakfast and three rounds of golf, with three-night, four-round packages bookable from €540 per person.
Five-night, five round breaks – featuring two rounds of golf at PGA National Ireland and 18 holes at the other three courses – are on offer from €740 per person, while packages with the same number of rounds and an extra two nights are bookable from €895 per person.
All tour packages include four-star bed-and-breakfast hotel accommodation at PGA National Ireland and are based on two people sharing a room.
Set just 90 minutes from Dublin and two hours from Belfast, PGA National Ireland’s championship course is regarded among Ireland’s finest parkland layouts and, as well as hosting two European Tour events, was ranked number one in Ulster in 2018.
Barely an hour’s drive away, County Sligo Golf Club – which is also known as Rosses Point – was designed by Harry Colt and is rated as one of Ireland’s best links courses. Home of the West of Ireland Amateur Championship, it has staged numerous high-profile tournaments including this year’s Irish Open Amateur Championship.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary last year, Donegal’s par-73 layout offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Donegal Bay and has been described by some people as the ‘Muirfield of Ireland’, while Strandhill’s attractive par-70 course is regarded as being the epitome of golf along Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way.
Complementing PGA National Ireland’s golf course is a 222-bedroom, four-star hotel; an award-winning Ciuin Spa; and an outstanding golf academy where resident head PGA professional Gordon Smyth and his team is available with expert tuition, state-of-the-art video analysis and training programmes to help golfers of all abilities achieve their goals.