NC Ireland Golf Tours

Solo/Couple Golf Tour Ireland May and Sep 2025


This tour is for golfers who can’t get a group together and would like to join like minded individuals for a fantastic tour to Ireland and play top Links courses with the highlight being Royal Portrush

Day 1 - Arrival into Ireland and transfer to Derry City

Our Chauffeur/Guide with meet everyone at Dublin or Belfast Airport arrivals area, assist with your luggage onto your Luxury Mini Bus and then its off to your hotel for the duration of the tour, The Ebrington Hotel & Spa in Derry City.

Opulence, theatre and luxury are combined in this unique hotel making it one of the coolest places to stay in the city due to its design & proximity to all the major attractions.  A Landmark building in the city since 1842, our hotel combines modern luxury and Georgian style in a former army barracks. Offering our guests, a warm welcome and the best in hotel hospitality, you can expect outstanding food and drink in our 2 AA Rosette Restaurant, spacious contemporary guest rooms, exceptional customer service and a history you can truly feel in the walls. Your stay at The Ebrington will be an experience without compromise. 

Visiting Derry is not just a trip, it’s an opportunity to embrace history, culture, and life in all its beauty and diversity. As Northern Ireland’s second largest city, Derry/Londonderry boasts an incredible history that stretches back centuries, evident in its well-preserved medieval walls, historic landmarks, and fascinating museums.  Whether you’re looking for the best food, exploring the many historical locations, here to enjoy the craic or ready to shop boutique, one of a kind stores, the city has it all. 

I will meet you at the hotel for a welcome drink and dinner in the evening.

Day 2 - Castlerock Mussenden Links

Castlerock Golf Club, is a classic links course set amid towering dunes. Situated on the Causeway coast and only a 20 minute drive from both Royal Portrush Golf Club and Portstewart Golf Club, Castlerock is a more than worthy neighbour to both of these great Irish links.

Founded in April 1901, the original course comprised nine holes and was laid out on the western part of the present course. Additional land was leased in 1908 and Ben Sayers, the professional from North Berwick in Scotland, was commissioned to design an eighteen hole layout. Though better known as a club maker, Sayers produced a superb layout and insisted that the links of Castlerock would equal those at Troon, North Berwick and Sandwich. Though not officially recorded, it is known that Harry Colt, while spending much time in Ireland with his work at Royal Portrush, was consulted regarding the redesign of the Castlerock links around 1930.

Today, Castlerock is rated as one of Ireland’s finest links courses and its status in the game is reflected by the fact that it has hosted many National Championships both Amateur and Professional.

After your round, visit the Mussenden Temple and Benone Beach. Mussenden Temple is an iconic landmark, perched right on the cliff edge at Downhill Demesne. It’s one of the most photographed places in Ireland. The Mussenden Temple was built in around 1783 by the Earl Bishop and designed by the architect Michael Shanahan. Its design was based on the Temple of Vesta in Italy.

Day 3 - Rosapenna Sandy Hills

Golfers have been travelling to Rosapenna since the late 19th century when the Old Tom Morris was ranked 3rd in the British Isles behind only The Old Course at St.Andrews and The Royal County Down Golf Club. With the addition of the hotel soon after the Old Tom Morris Links opened in 1893 Rosapenna is the true first golf resort in the world.

Sandy Hills quietly opened for play in June 2003 and slowly, but surely, the golfing world began to recognise that this course is special. Old Tom chose to route the Old course alongside the dunes, but Pat Ruddy had different ideas – he decided to carve straight through them and this is presumably how the name Sandy Hills came into being. Right from the off, you are in a lunar landscape, among gigantic dunes. Going over and through the dunes provides a platform to drink in the stunning views across the Old course to Sheep Haven Bay beyond.

Measuring 7,183 yards from the back tees and with the par set at 72, Sandy Hills will test the very best. Each and every hole has precise definition with the hummocking fairways framed by the dunes, so the immense challenge is always clearly visible from the tees. Whatever you do, don’t stray too far offline, otherwise you’ll be lucky to find your ball in the dunes. And make sure that your approach shots are accurate too, because the greens are invariably cut into the dunes or sited on elevated plateaux.

Day 4 - Ballyliffin Golf Course

Leave Derry around in the morning (40min drive) to Nancys Barn for breakfast which is located 5 mins from the Golf Course and enjoy a traditional Irish Breakfast.. When I play Ballyliffin I can’t drive past here without stopping.

Ballyliffin has rapidly gained acclaim and recognition as one of the finest golf clubs in the world. Situated on the northern most tip of Ireland, at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ballyliffin is now firmly on the itinerary of every discerning golfer visiting this island. The Glashedy Links has hosted the European Tour 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, the 2016 Irish Close Championship and Boys Home Internationals, The Interprovincial Championships in 2006, the European Tour North West of Ireland Open in 2002 and the Ladies Irish Open in 1998.

After your round, sit back and take in the views from the Clubhouse and try the fantastic food and drink that’s on offer. On the way home we will stop off at a local pub for a quick Guinness refreshment.

Day 5 - Portstewart Strand

50mins drive towards the historic golfing area of N.Ireland you will find the outstanding Championship Strand Course which was the host for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Jon Rahm, the 2017 Winner was certainly impressed stating, “the golf course is amazing. It’s probably one of the most beautiful golf courses I have ever seen, if not the most”. The views from almost every hole are quite simply, magical.

The Atlantic is never very far away and the beauty of the course has to be seen to be believed. It is a treat that will take a very long time, if ever, to fade from the golfers memory.

After your round, your driver will take you to:

Giants Causeway – Visit Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn how the Causeway was formed with one of our award-winning storytellers by booking Visitor Experience tickets. We have guided tours running every hour; or you can pick up an audio guide and unlock the secrets of this landscape at your own pace, with information available in 11 languages and options to suit all ages.

Carrick-a-Rede – A ramble across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is arguably one of the most unique things to do on the Antrim Coast. The first rope bridge was built 1755 to facilitate salmon fishing. Over the years, the material used for the bridge advance for safety purposes. The current Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge now hangs 25 feet above the chilly waters below and it’s a cosy one meter wide.

Day 6 - Royal Portrush Golf Club

The Dunluce Links course is considered to be one of the best courses in the world. It was ranked fourth by Golf World in their list of “The 100 greatest courses in the British Isles” in November 1996. Golf Magazine ranked it twelfth in their list of the Top 100 Courses in the World, and Golf Digest ranked it as the fourth best course outside the United States in 2007.

The Links is named after the nearby ruins of the medieval Dunluce Castle located on the edge of a basalt outcropping overlooking the sea between Portrush and Portballintrae.

The original architect was the famed Harry Colt who produced a breathtaking golf links opening up views of the Atlantic Ocean. In 2015, in for the hosting of The Open in 2019, redesign works commenced under the stewardship of Martin Ebert.

On your way home you will visit:

Bushmills Distillery – The Bushmills brand portfolio includes five award-winning whiskies: Bushmills Original, Black Bush, Bushmills 10 Year Single Malt, Bushmills 16 Year Single Malt and Bushmills 21 Year Single Malt. In 2017 we added Red Bush to our core range. We also have our Distillery Reserve, a 12 Year Single Malt available to taste and buy only from the Distillery. During your tour you will see the copper potstills used to distil this special spirit. The triple-distillation is at the heart of all Bushmills whiskies and creates a unique combination of smoothness and richness.

Day 7 - Departure

Our Chauffeur/Guide will again take you to Belfast or Dublin airport for your journey home.

You’re welcome to arrive a few days earlier, or stay a few days longer if your wish, just let me know. Contact me at

Itinerary includes:

  • 5 Rounds of Championship Links Golf
  • 6 Nights Luxury Accommodation (King Room) at The Ebrington Hotel Derry
  • Welcome Dinner at the Ebrington Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning at the hotel
  • Luxury Chauffeured Minibus including Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Entry into Giants Causeway and Bushmills Distillery
  • 24hr Assistance from one of NC Ireland Golf Tour Managers


Terms & Conditions

  • Non Golfers welcome
  • Flights excluded (to be arranged by yourself)
  • Non Refundable Deposit required to secure booking/tee times
  • All payments can be via Credit/Debit Card or Bank Transfer.
  • Balance to be paid 90 days prior to itinerary start date. Inside 90 days, refunds will be made at discretion of individual courses/hotels/transport providers.
  • Changes can be made up to the start date. (Subject to availability).
  • Travel insurance is not included; we recommend that you take out your own Travel Insurance.
  • Caddies may be requested at all courses, but are subject to availability, and must be paid for directly on the day direct to the golf club.
  • Carts are also available most of the golf courses, but should be reserved in advance, due to limited quantities at some courses.
  • Please click on our full Terms and Conditions on the tour page.

Tee off at these 5 stunning golf courses around Northern Ireland
Royal County Down Golf Club
Ballyliffin Golf Club
Royal Portrush Golf Club
Portstewart Golf Club
Castlerock Golf Club
Portsalon Golf Club
Donegal Golf Club
Rosapenna Golf Club
Narin and Portnoo Links
Ardglass Golf Club
Portmarnock Links

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