The Lodge at Doonbeg,
Doonbeg, Co. Clare
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
5 km NE of Doonbeg / 80 km W of Limerick
From Ennis take the N68 southwest, direction Kilrush. After approximately 23 km turn right (at the Crossroads Bar) onto the R484 direction Kilmihil/Doonbeg. Follow this road through Kilmihil and onto Creegh (approx 9 km). In Creegh follow the R483 Doonbeg and Doonbeg Golf Club (approx 6 km).
Trump International Golf Links, Ireland: Originally known as Doonbeg Golf Club, then as Doonbeg Resort, this luxury hotel and golf links development is now part of the expanding Trump Golf collection. Although not quite as revered as its older "siblings" in Ballybunion and Lahinch, Doonbeg still offers a wonderful links golf outing, and some of Ireland's most memorable oceanside holes.
Greg Norman's design captures all the natural splendour of an impressive line of sand dunes. From the tops of the sandhills, you are afforded wonderful views of Shanahan's Strand (beach) and Doughmore Bay. The classic links layout incorporates many revetted (sod-faced) bunkers, complementing others that were shaped by nature itself. One of the more mischievous sand traps makes an appearance in the middle of the 12th green.
Caddies are recommended on your first (and maybe subsequent) visits, with some driving lines from the tees not immediately obvious. The dangers lurking at three relatively short par-3s are clear enough to see, but that doesn't make these tricky holes any easier to play.
Stay&Play at Doonbeg: With 5-star luxury accommodations onsite, Trump International in Doonbeg has become one of the West of Ireland's most sought after Stay&Play venues - especially for those with a little depth to their pockets.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course. Caddies available (book in advance).
Doonbeg (Dún Beag in Irish) means "small fort." As you enter the village, you'll see the remains of Doonbeg Castle, standing alongside the bridge over the Doonbeg River.
GB&I: 39th best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
Ireland: 8th best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2019).
Doonbeg, Co. Clare, Ireland.
+353 (0)65 905 5600Visit website
The Trump International Hotel, Ireland (formerly known as the Lodge at Doonbeg) is located close to the village of Doonbeg, on the Atlantic Ocean's shoreline. The luxury resort combines a spectacular Greg Norman-designed golf course, spacious accommodations, picturesque location, and impeccable service.
Trump, Ireland (Doonbeg)
Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
+353 (0)65 708 4110Visit website
Situated on the water's edge with superb Atlantic Ocean views, the hotel provides an ideal touring base from which to discover County Clare. Lahinch, Doonbeg and many other golf courses are a short drive away.
Lahinch (Old and Castle courses); Doonbeg.
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