NORTHERN IRELAND - ELITE
THE FULL ITINERARY
Sun 09 Aug
Arrive at Belfast Airport. Met by AGS representative who will be your private driver/guide for your entire trip.
Travel to Portstewart.
Stay 3 nights at Me & Mrs Jones
Me and Mrs Jones is the North Coast’s only authentic boutique, luxury, lifestyle hotel. The most unique and attractive in its area, the quirky-modern hotel decor has been carefully chosen and boasts a sense of space and opulence throughout.All rooms are over-sized with king beds, flat screen TVs, tables, expansive window walls, plus free-standing bath-tubs and individual shower-rooms for that extra mile of luxury. Within walking distance is the recent host of the Irish Open – Portstewart Golf Club and in the sister town of Portrush you can find the world-famous Royal Portrush.
Classic Twin Rooms
Mon 10 Aug
Play Portstewart G.C 10.00 - 10.10 a.m.
Portstewart G.C. This course originally known mainly for the spectacular first hole has had a major reshaping which led to a rapid rise up the rankings. It is situated on the Causeway coast between Portrush and Coleraine. 18 holes, 6784 yards, par 72.
Sightseeing Suggestion: The Bushmills Distillery
“The Bushmills distillery has had its fair share of visitors these past few hundred years, now over 120,000 each year (and that’s not counting our resident ghost, The Grey Lady). And of all the living souls I have encountered, every one of them leaves with a smile on their face and a spring in their step, mind you, that might just be from the fumes as we hand craft our Bushmills. Own a piece of bushmills history and even create your own personalised bottle, before settling back for a snack or light lunch in our restaurant.”
Tue 11 Aug
Play Royal Portrush G.C 11.40 - 11.50 a.m.
Royal Portrush G.C. Founded in 1888, this is the only club in Ireland to have staged a British Open Championship. It is a difficult driving course, the greens are large, the bunkers deep and the views exceptional. Royal Portrush is certainly beautiful and it has one of the most dramatic entrances to any golf course. As you wind your way towards the course along the coastal road, the crumpled, undulating links land suddenly appears in front of you, flags fluttering in the breeze. 18 holes, 6818 yards, par 72.
Sightseeing Suggestion: Giants Causeway
One of Irelands outstanding sights of natural beauty. It is a strange natural phenomenon, a mass of 37,000 mainly hexagonal pillars of volcanic basalt. The pillars extend for about 3 miles along the coast. The top of the pillars form stepping stones from the bottom of the cliff until they disappear into the sea.
Wed 12 Aug
Travel to Newcastle.
On route play Ardglass G.C 11.06 - 11.15 a.m.
Ardglass G.C. Meandering along cliff tops, an excellent course, suited to all categories of golfers and as an added bonus, spectacular views across the Irish Sea from every hole. Ardglass Golf Club is well known for extending a warm welcome to its visitors who come from all parts of the world. Many of them make a point of playing Ardglass while visiting Royal County Down at Newcastle or Royal Portrush on the North Coast. At the clubhouse, parts of which date back to the 13th century, we have a fully stocked Pro-shop, an excellent restaurant, and of course Guinness on tap, as well as numerous other beverages for you to enjoy !!! We do hope you come and visit our course and we don’t believe you will be disappointed. 18 holes, 6012 yards, par 70.
Stay 2 nights at The Slieve Donard Hotel
The Slieve Donard Hotel. This is situated at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne and next door to the Royal County Down Golf Club. The hotel has been totally refurbished in recent years and offers deluxe accommodations including the superb Elysium leisure complex and the Percy French Inn in the grounds which offers good food, music and lots of craic!
Classic Twin Rooms
Thu 13 Aug
Play Royal County Down 09.26 - 09.39 a.m.
Royal County Down G.C. A natural links course, often ranked #1 in The British Isles, it is a tough course to play in the wind with narrow fairways, many small slick greens and dunes and gorse providing many hazards. Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole. 18 holes, 6692 yards, par 71.
Sightseeing Suggestion: Mourne Mountains
The Mournes stand true to the words of songwriter Percy French as the place ‘where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’. They are not only one of Ireland’s most scenic areas and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), they are quite simply an adventurer’s paradise. One man felt the magic of the Mournes more than most. For Belfast-born Clive Staples Lewis, or CS Lewis as we know him better, the Mournes were a pleasure ground. The author was reared on the clean Mourne air, while his mind was inspired by these surroundings to create the world of Narnia from his masterpiece The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Fri 14 Aug
Depart from Belfast Airport.
You will be driven by an experienced and fully qualified driver.
The driver will meet you at the airport.