What you need to know for your Irish Golf Vacation
Smart casual attire is expected at all Golf Clubs. Knee length shorts and collared shirts are permissible.
A growing number of clubs are adopting a ‘soft spike’ policy although metal spikes are still allowable on many of the Golf courses. Spikes can be changed in all pro shops.
Caddies are available in limited numbers at all Irish Golf Courses and vary in cost depending on whether they are senior, junior or bag pullers. Caddies can be requested in advance but cannot be guaranteed. Senior and junior caddies will normally carry 2 bags (a double) and it is advisable to hire at least one caddy per fourball. Fees are cleared with the caddy master and ‘tip’ is at the discretion of the golfer.
It is advisable to book in advance particularly if there is a large group or if you have specific requirements. Club hire is available at most of the Golf Clubs through the Professional/Golf Club Shops. Bring your own golf shoes.
Pull Carts/Electric Carts
Pull carts are available at all clubs for a small fee. Electric carts are available in limited numbers at most of the Golf Courses. Some of the links courses do not permit the use of electric carts. These should be booked in advance.
It is advisable to bring a handicap certificate from your home club.
Golf lessons can be arranged by GreenGolfBall with the resident professional at any of the courses or booked directly on the day of play if required.
All Golf Clubs offer a full bar and catering facilities and golf apparel and souvenirs can be purchased at the well-stocked ‘pro shops’ at each location.