Ireland / British Open 2016

Fully escorted tour. Play the best courses in Ireland and Northern Ireland and then attend the final 2 days at The Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland.

Overview

Ireland and The Open at Royal Troon (July 5 - 18, 2016)

Experience the best of golf in Ireland and the thrill of the final two days at the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon during this 'once in a life time experience' golf trip! This is a definite Bucket List for golfers as you play Ireland's finest courses on our fully escorted tour.

Highlights of this 13 night / 8+ game tour are as follows:

  • Golf on the best courses in Ireland (6 x Golf magazine Top 100)
  • Forecaddie per group included in every round
  • Deluxe accommodation and luxury coach transfers
  • Attend 2 days of the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon
  • Fully escorted by Gary Lisbon and Matthew Ridge
  • Small, personal group limited to 16 golfers
  • Optional golf in Scotland post The Open

Fully Escorted

This tour will be unlike any other and fully escorted by GOLFSelect owner and well known golf course photographer Gary Lisbon and Matthew Ridge, Golf Holiday Manager for GOLFSelect.

Gary Lisbon

Gary is the owner of GOLFSelect.

In addition to managing the GOLFSelect business Gary has also developed a well deserved reputation for golf course photography having captured images from over 200 golf courses around the world including all courses featured in the Ireland / British Open 2016 trip.

If you have a love for photography then Gary will be on hand to provide tips for capturing the best possible photos.

Gary's Links4032 (40 courses in 32 days) trip to the UK and Ireland in 2012 makes for good reading and will give you a precursor to all of the courses we are playing on this trip.

Matthew Ridge

Matthew is the Golf Holiday Manager of GOLFSelect and has worked with Gary in the business for 15 years.

Matthew has tailored golf holidays for thousands of golfers during this time and is very excited to be making the trip to Ireland to play some of the great links courses of the world as well as join you at one of the World's best majors.

He is brushing up his golf game to be able to hit low, driving shots through the wind that this part of the world is renowned for.

Gary and Matthew will be sure to look after you in the same professional way that GOLFSelect clients have been used to for over 17 years.

Inclusions

  • Fully escorted Ireland & Open Championship experience, hosted by GOLFSelect
  • 13 nights deluxe accommodations with breakfast included
  • 8+  games of championship golf
  • Luxury coach transportation/transfers
  • One way economy flight from Cork Airport (Ireland) to Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Welcome and Final dinner functions
  • Tickets & transfers for two days (Saturday and Sunday) at the Open Championship at Royal Troon
  • Option to extend your travel, to include golf in Scotland

Pricing

Ireland and The Open at Royal Troon 2016 package

13 NIGHTS / 8 GAMES (Package A)

  • TWIN golfer: £6,995 per person
  • SINGLE golfer: £7,995 per person
  • Non golfer (sharing with twin golfer): £5,225 per person

16 NIGHTS / 11 GAMES (Package B)

* This package includes 3 additional nights at the wonderful Trump Turnberry Resort (Scotland) and playing golf at Western Gailes, Prestwick and Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

  • TWIN golfer: £8,395 per person
  • SINGLE golfer: £9,895 per person
  • Non golfer (sharing with twin golfer): £6,195 per person

Limited Places

Due to the exclusive nature of many of the golf courses the Tour is capped at 16 golfers. This package includes playing at highly exclusive clubs such as Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Lahinch, and two days at the 2016 Open Championship that will certainly be a very memorable way to finish such a great trip!

Overall Summary

This is a super itinerary which takes you through Ireland playing many of Ireland's finest golf courses. This tour will be hosted by Gary Lisbon and Matthew Ridge from GOLFSelect.  

The first part of the golf trip sees you head to Belfast for 3 nights, playing Royal Belfast and Royal Portrush. You will then move on to Dublin for 2 nights playing the famed Royal County Down and Portmarnock. We then head to spectacular County Clare on the West coast to experience Doonbeg and Lahinch. If you would rather enjoy the afternoon at the Lodges at Doonbeg (rather than golf - say what??) then this is a good time to rest up. County Kerry then beckons as you take in the breathtakingly beautiful Ballybunion and Waterville. The closing chapter of your Irish immersion is the magnificent Old Head Golf Links.

The final part of the Tour sees the group fly to Glasgow, Scotland, to experience the thrill of the 2016 Open Championship, at Royal Troon, staying at the charming Hotel Indigo. For those that would like to experience the majestic Trump Turnberry Resort then there is the optional 3 night package in Scotland, while also playing three delightful courses - Western Gailes, Prestwick and Trump Turnberry (Ailsa).  

Pricing Notes

No allowance has been made for International air travel at this stage. If you require air travel please contact us accordingly.

Payment Schedule as follows:

  • 1st deposit: AUD$3,000 per person is required within 7 days of your acceptance (non-refundable once paid)
  • 2nd deposit: AUD$5,000 per person required by April 10, 2016 (non-refundable once paid)
  • Final payment: Balance due by May 10, 2016 (non-refundable once paid) 

All deposits will be converted to GBP (exchange rate will be advised to you) and be offset against the total package price in GBP. No refunds are available after the final payment date.

We look forward to confirming your arrangements on our Ireland and British Open 2016 trip.  Please let us know if you have any other queries relating to this trip.

With thanks,

Gary and Matt.

Itinerary Day-by-Day

Tuesday, 5 July 2016
Flights Arrival into Belfast International Airport.
Coach Transfer to Merchant Hotel Belfast and check-in.
Sights Spend the afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Accommodation
The Merchant Hotel   
The Merchant is Belfast's only AA 5 star rated hotel. Housed in a former bank, this grand Victorian and art deco-style hotel is a 4-minute walk from St. Anne's Cathedral and 1.7 miles from Crescent Arts Centre. The sophisticated rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, WiFi access and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. Suites add separate living rooms; some also have fireplaces.
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Notes Breakfast. Return golf transfers included.
Golf
Royal Belfast Golf Club (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
One of only four Irish golf clubs with a "Royal" prefix, Royal Belfast Golf Club was founded in November 1881 and holds the distinction of being the oldest golf club in Ireland. Whilst the course is surrounded by illustrious links courses including Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Portstewart, there is little doubt that Royal Belfast is one of the finest parkland golf courses in Ireland.
Dining Celebrate with the group at the Tour's Welcome Dinner
Accommodation
The Merchant Hotel   
The Merchant is Belfast's only AA 5 star rated hotel. Housed in a former bank, this grand Victorian and art deco-style hotel is a 4-minute walk from St. Anne's Cathedral and 1.7 miles from Crescent Arts Centre. The sophisticated rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, WiFi access and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. Suites add separate living rooms; some also have fireplaces.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Notes Transfer to golf.
Golf
Royal Portrush Golf Club (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
Many golfers have portrayed Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce Links as one of the most challenging in the golf course world. The golf club has hosted many championships, such as the first Open Championship ever held in Ireland in 1951. In more recent times, Royal Portrush has hosted the Senior British Open 1995-1999 and The Amateur Championship in 1993.
Accommodation
The Merchant Hotel   
The Merchant is Belfast's only AA 5 star rated hotel. Housed in a former bank, this grand Victorian and art deco-style hotel is a 4-minute walk from St. Anne's Cathedral and 1.7 miles from Crescent Arts Centre. The sophisticated rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, WiFi access and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. Suites add separate living rooms; some also have fireplaces.
Friday, 8 July 2016
Notes Breakfast. Check out of hotel.
Golf
Royal County Down Golf Club (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
Royal County Down is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back for more than one hundred years. Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, "The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding.
Coach Coach transfer from Royal County Down to Dublin. Check-in to the Dylan Hotel.
Accommodation
Dylan Hotel Dublin   
Experience Dublin's unprecendented accommodation. Dylan's sensuality offers decadent elegance and style that will surpass your expectations. In a century-old building a block from Grand Central station, this European-run hotel is named after Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who lived here when it was a private club. It's 8 blocks from Times Square and 10 from Rockefeller Center. Simply decorated rooms have marble baths, free WiFi, LCD satellite TV, coffeemakers and minibars.
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Notes Breakfast. Return golf transfers included.
Golf
Portmarnock Golf Club (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
Universally acknowledged as one of the truly great links courses, Portmarnock is situated to the north side of Dublin, about 12 miles from the city centre. Its quality and location have made it a splendid venue for some of the games great events, from the British Amateur Championship of 1949, to the Canada Cup in 1960, quite apart the 1991 Walker Cup and 12 stagings of the revived Irish Open.
Accommodation
Dylan Hotel Dublin   
Experience Dublin's unprecendented accommodation. Dylan's sensuality offers decadent elegance and style that will surpass your expectations. In a century-old building a block from Grand Central station, this European-run hotel is named after Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who lived here when it was a private club. It's 8 blocks from Times Square and 10 from Rockefeller Center. Simply decorated rooms have marble baths, free WiFi, LCD satellite TV, coffeemakers and minibars.
Sunday, 10 July 2016
After breakfast check out of the Dylan Hotel. Coach transfer to Doonbeg and check-in to the Lodges at Doonbeg.
Afternoon golf game. Otherwise spend the afternoon at leisure.
Golf
Trump International Ireland (Doonbeg) (18 holes of golf - afternoon tee time TBC) 
Doonbeg Golf Club remains the only Greg Norman designed course in the British Isles and he has achieved near perfection in his first conquest of links terrain. The relatively new course has already had the honour of hosting the 2002 Palmer Cup.
Accommodation
Trump International Ireland, Doonbeg   
Accommodation at Trump International Ireland, Doonbeg, is extraordinary. Their suites are private residences, meant to be our guests' home away from home. As such, they are equipped with everything a discriminating traveller would require.
Monday, 11 July 2016
Breakfast. Return golf transfers included.
Golf
Lahinch Golf Club - Old Course (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
Founded in 1893 by a Scottish Regiment of British Army officers stationed in Limerick, Lahinch Golf Club with its towering sand dunes, undulating fairways and rolling greens is the perfect example of a true Irish links.
Accommodation
Trump International Ireland, Doonbeg   
Accommodation at Trump International Ireland, Doonbeg, is extraordinary. Their suites are private residences, meant to be our guests' home away from home. As such, they are equipped with everything a discriminating traveller would require.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
After breakfast check-out of the Lodges and transfer to golf.
Golf
Ballybunion Golf Club - Old Course (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
The Old Course at Ballybunion is one of the most popular courses in the whole of Ireland. Established in 1893, the course was extended to 18 holes in 1926.
After golf, transfer to Killarney Plaza Hotel and check-in.
Accommodation
Killarney Plaza Hotel   
The Killarney Plaza and Spa hotel Ireland has fast established itself as an institution of luxury and quality in a town of unsurpassed natural beauty. Located in the heart of Killarney Town at the gateway to the Ring of Kerry, this beautifully appointed Killarney hotel has dozens of great bars and fantastic restaurants in Killarney within strolling distance of our front door.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Breakfast. Return golf transfers included.
Golf
Waterville Golf Links (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience the beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. Waterville Golf Links is currently rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.
Accommodation
Killarney Plaza Hotel   
The Killarney Plaza and Spa hotel Ireland has fast established itself as an institution of luxury and quality in a town of unsurpassed natural beauty. Located in the heart of Killarney Town at the gateway to the Ring of Kerry, this beautifully appointed Killarney hotel has dozens of great bars and fantastic restaurants in Killarney within strolling distance of our front door.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Breakfast. Return golf transfers included.
Golf
Old Head Golf Links (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
Unrivalled in terms of the magnificent beauty and setting of the site, Old Head Golf Links continues to take the golfing world by storm. The brainchild of John and Patrick OConnor, the Club has developed into one of the most recognised and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth.
Accommodation
Killarney Plaza Hotel   
The Killarney Plaza and Spa hotel Ireland has fast established itself as an institution of luxury and quality in a town of unsurpassed natural beauty. Located in the heart of Killarney Town at the gateway to the Ring of Kerry, this beautifully appointed Killarney hotel has dozens of great bars and fantastic restaurants in Killarney within strolling distance of our front door.
Friday, 15 July 2016
After breakfast check out of accommodation. Enjoy the morning at your leisure.
Transfer to Cork Airport and fly to Glasgow.
Transfer to Hotel Indigo, Glasgow.
Accommodation
Hotel Indigo   
Hotel Indigo Glasgow is at the heart of the neighbourhood situated in Glasgow City Centre. The hotel offers luxurious comfort with a bubbly vibrant atmosphere, coming straight from the city they are proud to be a part of.
Saturday, 16 July 2016
Breakfast. Return golf transfers included.
Golf
Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course (ATTEND DAY 3 OF THE OPEN. ) 
Royal Troon's Old Course is regarded as one of the great links courses in Scotland. It is a challenging test of golfing ability with the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom.
Accommodation
Hotel Indigo   
Hotel Indigo Glasgow is at the heart of the neighbourhood situated in Glasgow City Centre. The hotel offers luxurious comfort with a bubbly vibrant atmosphere, coming straight from the city they are proud to be a part of.
Sunday, 17 July 2016
Breakfast. Return golf transfers included.
Golf
Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course (ATTEND FINAL DAY OF THE OPEN. ) 
Royal Troon's Old Course is regarded as one of the great links courses in Scotland. It is a challenging test of golfing ability with the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom.
Celebrate with the group at the Farewell Dinner.
Accommodation
Hotel Indigo   
Hotel Indigo Glasgow is at the heart of the neighbourhood situated in Glasgow City Centre. The hotel offers luxurious comfort with a bubbly vibrant atmosphere, coming straight from the city they are proud to be a part of.
Monday, 18 July 2016
Coach After breakfast check-out of Hotel Indigo and transfer to Glasgow Airport to catch your flight home *** OR *** Stay in Scotland for additional golf travel arrangements.
Coach For those doing the optional tour, transfer to Western Gailes for golf.
Golf
Western Gailes Golf Club (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
Western Gailes Golf Club, founded in 1897, is situated on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland where many of the finest Scottish golf links are located. It is recognised as one of the finest and true links courses in Scotland.
Notes Check-in to your accommodation after golf.
Accommodation
Turnberry Hotel   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the World's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Golf
Prestwick Golf Club (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
Prestwick Golf Club is situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain.
Accommodation
Turnberry Hotel   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the World's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Golf
Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course (18 holes of golf - tee time TBC) 
The Ailsa course at Turnberry is spectacular, sitting on a perfect pieces of links land with the water providing a perfect backdrop. Home to a number of memorable Open Championships the course has been remodelled providing even more challenge.
Accommodation
Turnberry Hotel   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the World's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Coach After breakfast, check-out of Turnberry Hotel and transfer to Glasgow International Airport.
Flights Depart Glasgow International Airport on your return flight home.

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Matthew Ridge Golf Travel Manager

Matthew has been working with GOLFSelect since 2001 and in his role as Golf Holiday Manager oversees and manages golf holidays on behalf of our clients. Matthew's passion is arranging group itineraries to many world class golfing destinations and his exceptional customer service is something our clients keep telling us about! Matthew is your man if you want a memorable golf holiday where nothing is too much trouble.

Tom Khoo Golf Travel Assistant

Tom is the latest addition to the GOLFSelect Holiday team and brings with him an unbridled enthusiasm to do what it takes to ensure a golf holiday of a lifetime for our clients. Tom's desire to work for GOLFSelect was clearly apparent when he applied for the role – an innovative approach to standing out from the crowd certainly something we noticed. Tom has a strong analytical background and a strong passion to be the best golfer he possibly can. When you get to know Tom ask him about the big cardboard box that got him noticed!

Gary Lisbon Managing Director and Owner

Gary is the owner of GOLFSelect, having started the business 18 years ago after a number of years as a chartered accountant working for a large city firm. A love of golf and strong contacts within the golf industry, combined with increasing requests from friends and clients saw Gary, and his wife Maureen, form GOLFSelect – a business designed to help golfers experience the best golf in the world, wherever that might be with custom, bespoke itineraries. Gary is also a member of the illustrious US Golf Magazine World Top 100 ranking panel – charged with the responsibility of ranking the best golf courses on the planet and having visited and played over 300 golf courses in 15 countries around the world is well placed to advise the ideal golf itinerary.

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