Best golf & spa resorts in Ireland
How does a fantastic golf break with luxurious spa treatments on the side sound to you? Find the best golf & spa resorts in Ireland for your next golf break.
Treat yourself to a golf holiday with spa treatments on the side to ensure your game is on top form the next time you go away. After enjoying a challenging round come back to a relaxation room or go for a dip in the pool before retreating to the luxury of your own room.
To make sure you find the perfect getaway, we’ve compiled a list of our travel experts’ best golf & spa resorts in Ireland. So, if you’re looking to head into the cities of Belfast or Dublin in your spare time, or just enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Irish countryside, we’ve got you covered with these suggestions.
Adare Manor Hotel, Golf Club & Spa
Adare Manor is known as the gateway to Southwest Ireland and is just a short drive south of Limerick. This resort is the height of luxury with exquisite attention to detail since its redesign in 2016.
The golf course here is nestled in amongst beautiful trees and runs along the river Maigue, with its redesigned layout, it will challenge golfers of every ability level.
The golf course at Adare Manor is proud to host the Ryder Cup in 2027. The club has installed a state-of-the-art irrigation system to ensure it has perfect conditions all year round. Each hole has been carefully redesigned to create a challenging but enjoyable round for every golfer.
Dedication to player satisfaction does not stop there as you enter the stylish and modern clubhouse, The Carriage House, and enjoy having every need taken care of by the experienced team.
In the resort, dine at Limerick’s first Michelin star restaurant, The Oak Room, then retreat to your private room, each providing magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. You can also relax, dine or drink in one of the resort’s various other rooms.
To de-stress further, take a trip to the spa to discover the relaxation pool and relaxation room. Try the different treatments provided by expert therapists to top off your unforgettable experience at Adare Manor.
The K Club
Considered one of the top golf & spa resorts in Ireland is The K Club, just 30 minutes from the busy city of Dublin. The Palmer North Course features an Arnold Palmer design and is ranked one of the top three parklands in Ireland. It is also known for hosting the 2006 Ryder Cup and is recognised for Rory McIlroy’s European Tour Shot of the Year in 2016.
The Palmer South Course is another championship golf course with striking landscapes and spectator points throughout. Signature holes include the 7th and the 18th due to the tricky water hazards.
The K Spa is another element of this five-star venue which provides the highest levels of tranquillity to allow you to fully unwind on your trip. Treatments range from classic massages and facials to body and beauty treatments.
From lavish suites to spacious standard rooms and an impressive range of choices in between, there is bound to be an accommodation choice fit for you at The K Club. The resort has a range of five different restaurants and bars where you can sip on a cocktail or experience some fine dining.
Outside of the resort you could head into Dublin and visit the Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin Castle and more!
Fota Island Resort
Another five-star venue situated in the Southern Ireland countryside is the Fota Island Resort. On a private island surrounded by the serenity of Cork Harbour, this resort provides the perfect escape. Golfers are spoiled for choice with three courses to play.
The Deerpark Course is a three-time former host to the Irish Open and this beautiful course will challenge experienced golfers. The Belvelly Course has unique features yet remains traditional, while the Barryscourt Course requires a strong putting game and accurate tee shots.
These three championship courses are all maintained at the highest standard all year round.
Guests staying at Fota Island will have access to the resort’s facilities including a luxury spa. Here, you can enter one of the 18 treatment rooms and let go of everything as you enjoy your treatments. You can also take advantage of the fully facilitated fitness area available at the onsite gym.
Choose from a selection of fine restaurants to dine in before you retreat to your room. Whether you select a classic or a deluxe room, you are certain to have a comfortable stay in these spacious en-suites.
Druids Glen Golf Resort
Situated just 30-minutes outside the city of Dublin is Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, with two brilliant onsite courses, Druids Glen and Druids Heath. Druids Glen has hosted the Irish Open for four years in a row. Druids Heath provides exceptional views of the sea, mountains, and the Irish countryside, and hosted the 2006 Irish PGA Championship.
Throughout your round, you can be captivated by the spectacular views of the Wicklow mountains.
Relax off the course in one of the seven treatment rooms at the spa, offering a range of treatments to leave you feeling revitalised. Then take yourself to the relaxation room to unwind completely in the peaceful setting. Enjoy a tasty meal in Hugo’s Restaurant, the resort’s two AA Rosette restaurant, serving a range of dishes created from fresh Irish ingredients.
Choose from a range of spacious rooms and suites for your stay, and you will be looked after from the moment you arrive. Spoil yourself with an upgrade to a superior room and indulge in the extra treats of a suite.
Lough Erne Golf Resort
The Lough Erne Resort overlooks the vast Castlehume Lough and is located at the edge of Enniskillen, the only island town in Ireland. The resort offers a fantastic 36-hole golfing experience at two championship courses – the Faldo Course and Castle Hume Course.
Designed by golfing legend Nick Faldo, the course offers spectacular views of Castle Hume Lough and Lough Erne, and you can be sure to enjoy excellent playing conditions all year round.
Hotel of the Year winner, Lough Erne, provides exceptional facilities and is regarded as one of the top five-star hotels in Northern Ireland. The hotel features a range of 120 rooms and suites and has options for families, couples or group trips.
Choose from rooms with stunning lake views or stay in spacious and elegant deluxe suites. Later you can dine in the first 3 AA Rosette Hotel Restaurant in Northern Ireland and then relax in one of the two bars available.
At the Thai Spa, you can receive an authentic experience from a team of skilfully trained therapists, with signature treatments inspired from Thailand, you will leave feeling calm and restored.
Guests can also enjoy complimentary use of the infinity pool and stay active by exploring other exciting outdoor activities including paddle boarding, archery, water biking and more.
Galgorm Resort & Spa
Set on the banks of the stunning River Maine is the Galgorm Resort & Spa, located just 30-minutes from Belfast, the country’s capital. Galgorm Castle Golf Club is a three-minute drive and offers more than just exceptional golf with a range of facilities spread across the large estate.
Having been home to the Northern Ireland Open for more than a decade, this beautiful championship layout caters for golfers of all abilities.
To get the most out of your stay, you can experience luxury treatments after your round at the exclusive Thermal Village & Spa. With hot tubs by the river, steam rooms, saunas, and heated pools you can escape and relax.
To top off the experience we’d recommend exploring the award-winning restaurant and various dining facilities provided at the resort. Choose from a range of room options including suites and superior rooms, or alternatively stay in a Log Cabin or a Shepherd’s Hut situated in the grounds.
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