The west coast of Ireland awaits

Ireland is renowned for its stunning landscapes and spectacular golf courses, and for many North Americans, a golf trip in Shannon will be where the incredible adventure begins.

Ballybunion is perhaps one of the most famous golf clubs in the Emerald Isle and is located just an hour and a half away. Closer by you have Lahinch, former Irish Open host, the incredible Greg Norman designed Doonbeg, and Adare Manor, home to the 2026 Ryder Cup.

Why book a golf trip to Shannon?

  • The flight gateway to Ireland's west coast
  • Ballybunion, Doonbeg & Lahinch close by
  • 2026 Ryder Cup host Adare Manor
  • Great pubs, restaurants & nightlife
  • Breath-taking Atlantic coast scenery
  • Visit Bunratty Castle & the Cliffs of Moher

Discover links perfection & Ryder Cup venues

It’s hard to pick a favorite golf course in the Shannon/Limerick area. For some, Ballybunion is as good as golf gets, however, Lahinch is another classic links course that has stood the test of time, designed by Old Tom Morris in 1894 and recent host to the Irish Open.

Down the coast a few miles is the relatively new and extremely testing Greg Norman designed Doonbeg, whilst inland the parkland layouts at Dromoland Castle and 2027 Ryder Cup host Adare Manor provide the perfect foil.

Beautiful scenery on your golf trip in Shannon

Located in County Clare, in Ireland’s beautiful South West, Shannon offers multiple flights routes from North America and is the ideal starting point for your Irish golfing adventure. Renowned for its quaint villages and awesome scenery, it's easy to see why international golfers flock here year after year.

Offering a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin or Cork, you can expect friendly locals, traditional Irish pubs and warm hospitality.

Our experts say...

With so many flights coming in and out of Shannon from North America, this is the most convenient region to explore...and Lahinch, Doonbeg, Ballybunion and Adare Manor make a pretty formidable golfing itinerary.

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Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist - UK & Ireland

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Grand resorts & affordable hotels

For pure luxury and to get that 'castle' experience we highly recommend both Adare Manor and Dromoland Castle. With spectacular parkland courses onsite and classic Irish links nearby, they serve as great bases for a south west Ireland golf trip.

Another option at the top end is Trump International Golf Links & Hotel at Doonbeg, which has been named the #2 Resort in Europe and has a spectacular Greg Norman designed links course onsite. For the more budget conscious we offer two great options in the village of Lahinch, with Vaughan Lodge and the Lahinch Coast Hotel, or the Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis.

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