“..in our little country.. We have some the greatest golf courses in the world. There are great tests, great views, great hospitality and all that you would want to get from a great day of golf”
7 Nights, 4 Rounds of Bucket List Golf, Unlimited Lifetime Memories!
- Royal County Down – The # 1 golf course in the world.
- Royal Portrush – Host of the 2019 and 2025 Open Championship.
- The incomparable hospitality of the Irish people.
- One of the most emerging culinary scenes on the globe.
- A captivating and romantic history.
PROJECTED DAILY ITINERARY & FEATURES
April 30 – May 7, 2022
7 Nights of 4-Star Accommodation
4 Rounds of Bucket List Golf
Full Irish Breakfast Daily
All Ground Transportation
- Arrival Day: Dublin Airport
- Private Luxury Transfer to Belfast
- Check-In: Grand Central Hotel
- Golf Round #1: Portstewart Golf Club
- Golf Round #2: Ardglass
- Golf Round #3: Royal County Down
- Day of Leisure
- *Optional Golf Available
- Golf Round #4: Royal Portrush
- Day of Leisure
- *Optional Golf Available
- Departure Day, Safe Travels Home!
Important Experience Information
What airports should I plan to fly in and out of?
You’ll want to ideally schedule your flight to arrive in and out of Dublin Airport (DUB)
Your first stop on this Experience is the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast which is about 105 minutes from DUB.
The included airport transfers for this Experience will be from and to DUB on the 30th April and 7th May 2022.
However if the group decide to fly in and out of another airport, that is where the airport transfer will operate from and to.
Please contact the GG Concierge Team if we can be of assistance with arranging alternative airport transportation or assist with booking flights.
Can someone book my airfare for me?
Our Concierge Team will be happy to book your flight for you at your request. An international airfare-booking fee of $100 per ticket will apply. Should you choose to use air miles for your flight, the booking fee is $150 per ticket.
What will the weather be like during our stay?
A day in Ireland in May typically sees crisp cool days. The average high temperature dips a few degrees to around 55 Fahrenheit, although in recent years it has also been known to reach as higher. The days will be long and sunset each day will be around 9.00pm.
What currencies are used in Ireland?
The currency utilized in Northern Ireland is the British Pound. The Pound is currently trading at 1.33 USD to 1.00 GBP.
Will I be able to get cash and use credit cards while in Ireland?
You will find that most major credit cards and debit cards are nearly universally accepted in Ireland. The same is true of Travelers checks, which should be in Pounds to avoid extra exchange rate charges. ATMs are ubiquitous throughout Ireland so you will have easy access to cash. It should be noted that American Express is not as widely accepted in the UK as Visa and MasterCard.
How much cash should I bring?
We recommend bringing minimal US dollars, i.e. $75-100, with you and then accessing the local ATMs upon arriving in Northern Ireland. The ATM will dispense the local currency and your bank will automatically calculate the exchange rate. Your own bank will typically provide the most favorable exchange rate available to you.
How many meals are included?
A full Irish breakfast will be served every morning of your Experience. The Garmany Golf Concierge Team can assist with making any reservations and recommendations for the group for additional meals not included in the Experience.
What is the cancellation policy for this Experience?
All deposits and final payments are non refundable. However, we highly recommend purchasing a travel insurance program through Travel Guard and we will be happy to provide a quote for The Deluxe Travel Policy
This policy will allow you to cancel for a variety of reasons and receive a 50% refund of all fees paid, including airfare. Please contact a member of our Concierge Team if you would like a quote for travel insurance.
What if I want to play additional and optional golf?
There are plenty of championship links courses in and around Belfast. If any Guest wants to play additional golf, even at the spur of the moment, a Garmany Golf Concierge can arrange optional golf for you. Optional golf can be arranged well in advance of your departure as well. Please consult the Garmany Golf Concierge Team for golf options.
Can I play 36 holes a day if I want to?
Of course. There’s plenty of daylight to achieve that. However it also depends on the tee time of the first round in determining if it would be possible. Please let a member of our Concierge Team know and we will be happy to set up additional tee times for you.
How do I arrange for a caddie and how much do they cost?
The experience that comes from walking the course with a caddie cannot be overstated. The local caddies will not only be more adept at keeping you out of more trouble than a seeing eye dog, they will also regale you with great stories about the history of the areas and the courses. They are without a doubt, some of the best entertainment value you can experience in Ireland.
All caddie fees are due at the course on the day of play and each Guest will be responsible for caddie fees and gratuities. Caddie gratuities are payable in cash, preferably in the local currency.
We highly recommend arranging caddies with our Concierge Team prior to your departure to ensure the maximum availability.
Caddies fees range from £50-60 for the base fee plus gratuity. A typical gratuity for good service might be £15-20.
Are golf carts available?
The golf courses in Northern Ireland, for the most part, tend to be shorter and flatter than the courses you’re likely used to playing. In other words, they were built for walking.
Some courses have carts, or buggies as they’re known in Northern Ireland, but they have a limited number of them and they can be a bit more expensive than what we’re used to in America, running £30 or more.
Buggies are not guaranteed to be available due to the limited supply and strict requirements to reserve one; all requests should be made well in advance in order to be able to reserve one.
If you wish to request a cart, please know that a medical certificate may be required. Some courses tend to have a limited number of carts so in order to give you the best chance to reserve one, please provide GG with your cart request at the earliest possible time.
Can I ship my golf clubs?
Yes! We partner with Ship Sticks, the leading club shipping provider for the PGA TOUR, and can easily arrange to have your clubs shipped directly to Ireland prior to your arrival and back home so you can travel with ease and without hassle or worry of your clubs being lost or delayed due to the airlines.
All Ground Transportation with respect to airport arrivals and departures included are based on the fact that all Guests will arrive into, and depart from Dublin International Airport (DUB). Additional charges may be incurred for airport transfers that occur from any other airport and on any other day out with the start and end of the Experience.
Caddies and/or carts may be arranged at the request of the Guest, provided such services are available.
All caddie fees and gratuities and cart fees are the responsibility of the Guest.
A current handicap certificate from a bona-fide golf club may be required for all Guests who are playing golf during the Experience. Play could be denied if a valid handicap is not presented.
The Garmany Difference
Can passion be a differentiator? You bet it can! Especially when that passion, to do it better, to go beyond, to exceed expectations, is exercised in the interest of making sure our Guests have the Experience of a lifetime.
We work incredibly hard at building great relationships with every Partner who will play a role in your Experience, whether it be a golf course, a hotel, a ground transportation provider or ANY OTHER critical component in your journey. Those trusted relationships will be a difference maker when you become a Garmany Guest!
Everyone knows that travel and big events are ripe with opportunities for frustrations, of all types and varieties. NO BRAINER. SEAMLESS. EASY. When a Garmany Golf Guest describes the process of creating their Experience, arriving, departing, being at a foreign place and all of the logistics involved, with those words? Well, that’s us doing what we do.