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Golfing the Wild Atlantic Way

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Golfing the Wild Atlantic Way

13 Days

The Wild Atlantic Way is one of the world’s best loved and most spectacular coastal routes, as well as dramatic scenery, the coastline is littered with world-class golf courses. Explore Ireland’s western seaboard on this thirteen-day bespoke programme perfect for true golf lovers.

Stay in world-class accommodation as you travel down the western coastline of the Emerald Isle. Accompanied by a private chauffeur, it will be a road trip to remember, packed with tee times and other exclusive excursions.



Dream Escape’s tailormade programme could include any of the following experiences:

  • Play one of the longest links in Ireland and Europe, a great challenge due to its position on the magnificent Murvagh peninsula.


  • Explore an area of Western Ireland once described as Oscar Wilde as ‘savage beauty’ – it is a patchwork of brooding lakes, rugged coastline, mountains and windswept bogs. It can be explored either by foot or by car.


  • Tee off at a remade masterpiece, once described by Phil Mickelson as his ‘favourite links course’.


  • Aboard a privately chartered helicopter take in the most spectacular sight of the Wild Atlantic Way; the Cliffs of Moher.


  • Drive one of Ireland’ most famous scenic routes, weaving around storm-weathered coastline, steep mountains and welcoming towns and villages.


  • Voted #1 in Link’s Magazine’s listing of the most spectacular golf courses on the planet, visit a must-play for golf fans, a course that juts out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Get a true taste of Irish culture with a walking foodie tour of the bohemian city of Galway.


  • See Ireland’s second-largest lough from on board a privately reserved luxury motor-yacht, the best way to experience the water. Set the pace yourself, with either a leisurely cruise or a more high-speed adventure.


  • Enjoy amazing panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean at Ireland’s most northerly golf course.


  • Combine wildlife watching with golfing at a clifftop course where golfers can often spot dolphins and seals swimming in the sea below.


  • Choose from up to nine tee times throughout your trip, making the most of the fantastic courses on offer.


In between action-packed days stay in luxurious and distinguished accommodation & authentic castles. Dream Escape recommends beginning in an 18th century country residence in an idyllic setting, before travelling to a luxury castle. Finish your trip with a stay in a stunning resort that is repeatedly voted as one of the best in the world.

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This is links golf in its purest, most natural form which just happens to play over stunning dunes.


Is one of the oldest in Ireland; golf has been played here since 1889.


Started by Old Tom Morris in 1894, he believed that Lahinch was one of the finest natural courses he had ever seen.


Opened in 1984. It was the very first European golf course designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer.


Spanning 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and sand dunes at Doonbeg.


Has been ranked #1 in Links Magazine’s listing of the most spectacular golf courses on the planet.



Galway is the official European Region of Gastronomy 2018. The region stretches from green fields and rich farmlands to the unique karst landscape of the Burren and into Galway city, the trout fishing capital of Europe, and along the wild, rugged Atlantic coast. Galway has one of the highest densities of restaurants in Ireland and includes two of the country ‘s Michelin Star restaurants: Aniar and Loam. Galway is a city with a proud seafaring tradition and Galway Bay is one of the most celebrated oyster fisheries, where the native Irish oyster is widely prized as a delicacy in the later months of the year.


Is possibly Ireland’s most famous scenic drive. It encounters some of the country’s finest landscapes, weaving around a breath-taking mosaic of rugged, storm-bashed coast, steep mountains, medievalruins, slate-coloured glacial lakes and welcoming towns and villages. As you might expect, there are many wonderful photo opportunities.


Selected as one of the Signature Experiences of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher are a breath-taking Discovery Point. They are the crowning glory of the Co. Clare coastline. Like a viewing platform for prehistoric giants who wish to peer over the edge of Europe, they provide an unrivalled view across the vast boiling wildness of the Atlantic Ocean


Co Donegal located in the very northwest corner of Ireland is the fourth largest county in Ireland. Here, see some of the country’s wildest scenery – windswept peninsulas, precipitous cliffs and rocky headlands abound the rugged coastline.


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