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The Gathering on Southern Greens
Unique Chauffeur golf vacation: 6 nights with 5 rounds of championship golf
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ONLY ONE JULY DEPARTURE LEFT! Sceptre Golf’s “Gathering on Southern Greens,” is an affordable, one-of-a-kind boutique tour certain to delight anyone longing to test their skill on Ireland’s world-renowned courses. Whether you’re a scratch or a mid-to-high handicap player, The Gathering on Southern Greens provides a unique opportunity for you and a companion (or several companions) to join other enthusiastic golfers on some of the same championship courses that have challenged the game’s greatest players. (In fact, every major course one would want to hit while in Ireland.) Ideal for friends and family, this ultimate golf holiday includes deluxe, 4-star accommodations with breakfast daily, an experienced golf chauffeur, and the camaraderie of others equally determined to conquer Ireland’s legendary courses.

However you test yourself on our specially selected courses - Lahinch Old Course, Tralee, Old Head, Portmarnock Old Course, and the European - The Gathering on Southern Greens is certain to inspire cherished stories you’ll share for a lifetime; even if, like most good golf stories, there’s a wee bit of exaggeration involved.
Accommodations
- 2 nights Old Ground Hotel, Ennis (4-star) (or similar)
- 1 night River Lee Hotel, Cork (4-star)
- 3 nights Croke Park Hotel, Dublin (4-star)(or similar)

Transportation
- Luxury coach with experienced golf chauffeur

Other Inclusions
- 6 full Irish breakfasts
- 1 Farewell dinner in Dublin
- Complete golfing program as detailed in the itinerary, including one round per person at Lahinch Old; Tralee; Old Head; Portmarnock Old Course; European Club.
- All local taxes, hotel services charge & porterage for one suitcase and one golf bag per person. Caddies, carts, clubs and gratuities are NOT included.
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Day 1 | ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND. Arrive in Dublin Airport. Your professional chauffeur greets you. Shortly afterwards, you begin your transfer to Ennis and your overnight at the Old Ground Hotel.

Day 2 | PLAY LAHINCH OLD COURSE. Golf has been played at Lahinch since 1892 when officers of a Scottish Army Regiment based at nearby Limerick, happened upon the vast expanse of sand dunes that is Lahinch Golf Club. Lahinch Golf Club is famed also for some of its idiosyncrasies including the weather forecasting goats who will graze out on the dunes in fine weather but will seek the shade of the clubhouse when they sense rain approaching. Afterwards, return to your hotel in Ennis. (B)

Day 3 | PLAY TRALEE GOLF COURSE. Each hole on this unique golf course offers its own special challenge. A brave heart and steady nerve will be required to tackle the par 5 second, the par 3 third and the par 4 eight. The twelfth, thirteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth have each wreaked havoc with many a fine score on this 6,877 yard course. The treacherous traps and undulating greens all add up to make this a golf course you will want to tackle again and again. Overnight in Cork at the River Lee Hotel. (B)

Day 4 | PLAY OLD HEAD. Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic; the promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff frame the course and rise in places to over 300 feet. Comprising of five par 5's, five par 3's and eight par 4's, the links stretches to over 7,200 yards from the tips and with a minimum of six tees on every hole, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and high handicapper alike. This afternoon, depart Cork and head for Dublin and the Croke Park Hotel. (B)

Day 5 | PLAY PORTMARNOCK OLD COURSE. Portmarnock is one of the finest golf links in Ireland. Though the landscape is relatively flat, each hole has its own individual character, the total of which is a memorable challenging golf links, regarded as a classic worldwide. Portmarnock is surrounded by water on three sides and is unique in the no two successive holes play in the same direction, thus making judgment of the wind all the more difficult. Overnight Dublin.(B)

Day 6 | PLAY EUROPEAN GOLF CLUB. Often found among world rankings, the course offers an excellent test, especially for the low handicappers. It boasts the longest green in the world as well as the signature 8th & 18th holes. The European Club features 20-holes (two extra holes are in play most days) of exciting links golf through tumbling dunes with dramatic views of the Irish Sea from no fewer than sixteen of the holes! Some of the holes play along the beach. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow golfers. Overnight Dublin. (B/D)

Day 7 | DEPART DUBLIN. Morning transfer to the airport - depart Dublin and return to the US.

2013 DEPARTURES

Start Dublin

Land Only

 

July 14

$2,399

 

*Terms and Conditions:

Advertised package prices are based on select departures and were available on April 15, 2013 and may not represent current prices or availability. Call for latest rate informatiion.

Escorted tour package prices are per person based on two people traveling together and include hotel accommodations, private luxury motorcoach with professional driver/guide, sightseeing as listed and most meals. Airport transfers are only included with purchase of airfare from Sceptre Tours. All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage of one (1) suitcase and one (1) golf bag per person (additional baggage fees may apply to airfare), due to limited capacity on motorcoaches, are included. Space is limited and prices may be restricted to certain travel dates, length of stay or room type, Baggage fees may apply for flights; however, tour participants are limited to one (1) suitcase and one (1) golf bag (additional baggage fees may apply)per person for the tour itself. Tours will operate with a minimum of 8 participants; itinerary subject to change based on tee time availability. Caddies, carts, club rentals & gratuities are not included. Minimum handicap of 24 for men/36 for women required, along with certificate of handicap. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available and children under 8 years old are not allowed on any escorted tour. Travelers who are between 8 and 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the vacation and must share an adult's accommodation. If a child will be traveling with adults other than parents, or with only one parent, it is the passenger's responsibility to contact the appropriate consulates and the applicable airlines to ensure children have the required documentation for traveling outside the U.S. If purchasing air separately, in order to coordinate with tour dates, please depart from North America on departure date shown as land start date is ONE DAY LATER. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.

Cancellations /Changes:

Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type.

Optional Trip Cancellation Protection provided is by Trip Mate Inc. This coverage is designed to protect your travel investment for the following reasons: sickness, injury, death, home made uninhabitable by fire, traffic accident, employment termination, or natural disaster. The cost of this protection is 8% of the total cost of your trip and must be purchased at time of booking. Please ask our golf travel specialists for further details. .