Drive, Chip and Putt – Self-Drive Golfing Vacation

Self Drive

The perfect way for golfers to experience the top courses and sights on the South West Coast.


7 nights stay, 8 days


Per Person

We all have heard that golf is a “Good Walk Wasted” but where better than a “Golf Course Call Ireland” to waste a few walks!!

Our new self-drive golf tour takes you to some of the top links courses in the world over your 8 day stay in Ireland.

Arrive in to Dublin and play one of the wonderful courses in the area before travelling south to the home of links golf in Ireland – Co. Kerry.

Golf in the South West or Ireland

Enjoy a round in Tralee, Waterville, Dooks and Ballybunion while basing yourself in the town of Killarney.

If you would prefer to spend longer golfing in Ireland you can add in extra nights to visit the famous Old Head of Kinsale or travel to Co. Clare to play Lahinch and Doonbeg Golf Links. Golf club hire, buggy/ trolley rental and caddies all available on request and payable direct to the courses on the day of play.

The beauty of a self-drive golf trip is you will get to enjoy amazing scenery on the way to some stunning course.

Daphne DesimpelaereDaphne Desimpelaere
15:52 08 Dec 22
We did discover the beautiful region of the County of Kerry (Kerry Ring Tour).Very well organized by IWHB, good communication with the team (good reactivity, and kean to find solutions and open minded, especially when we had to postpone our journey due to the COVID). The hotels/guestrooms very well choosen (good location and guests friendly). Luggage drop off to the next accomodation was a really good option. The infos were correct. We do recommend Ireland Walk Hike Bike and will travel again with them, for sure.
Brian WhiteBrian White
22:12 28 Nov 22
Wonderful trip. Everything was planned perfectly by Ireland WBH. B&Bs were great with Irish breakfast every day to fortify us for the ride. Would love to do another bike trip with them.
David McAleaveyDavid McAleavey
21:17 27 Nov 22
Our walk along parts of the Dingle Way and connected trails as organized by Ireland Walk Hike Bike was everything we had hoped for, from extremely courteous and responsive staff to useful links before the trip (including excellent exercise videos!) and a specially-designed GPS app which knew which route we were following as well as where we had gotten to. (While we also used the provided maps and cue sheets, the GPS app in itself would probably have been sufficient.) The B&Bs which we were booked into were all cozy and clean, and our luggage was handled without any problem. I would recommend this outfit (IWBH) – and I have indeed recommended it – to anyone wishing to explore the part of Ireland we encountered. IWBH also deserve credit for holding our deposit for two years of COVID delay; and I’m very glad that we could finally undertake the walk. For what it’s worth, we took the self-guided “comfort” hike, which meant that we would receive taxi rides to favorable trailheads each day. (From what we could tell, we most often avoided flat boring stretches near towns, without sacrificing more remote and interesting parts.)
Jeanne SargentJeanne Sargent
11:56 27 Nov 22
My husband and I did a self-guided hike through a large part of the Dingle Peninsula to celebrate his 80th birthday. Naturally, we had some concerns about getting lost, having the needed stamina and wanting support along our way. Ireland Walk Hike Bike staff were there for us every step of the way. They chose excellent accommodations at very reasonable prices; taught me how to use the GPS function on my first ever smartphone and arranged transportation to and from Shannon Airport to Tralee. We met so many wonderful folks along our treks who took time from their walk to talk about their lives. It went like clockwork and have toyed with the idea of a repeat adventure if our health permits.
Carol SmithCarol Smith
00:56 24 Nov 22
I usually plan vacations months ahead of time but this one came together in just a few short weeks thanks to Ireland Walk Hike Bike. They worked with our rather impromptu and tight time frame to arrange a 6-day outing along the Kerry Way, and we had a magical time from start to finish. The Kerry Way is moody, broody, and incredibly varied. All arrangements were spot on, from accommodation to transport to walking notes. All we had to do was soak up the scenic rambling each day, drink a celebratory Guinness each night, and meet really interesting people along the way. Ireland captured a piece of my heart – will need to go back again with Ireland WHB to retrieve it!


Play the top ranked course in the Republic of Ireland – Ballybunion Old Course

Experience the Armold Palmer designed Tralee Golf Club

Discover a hidden gem on the Wild Atlantic coastline at Dooks

Enjoy 5 nights in a the famous town of Killarney and 2 in Dublin

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Multiple vehicle options
Tee time bookings are per your agreed itinerary
Dedicated holiday specialist to help with planning
24 hour telephone support service
Buggy, clubs and caddy booking service if required

Package Options

Prices quoted are for the Digital Option. If you would prefer the Traditional Pack please let us know your booking form page.


Drive, Chip and Putt - Self-Drive Golfing Vacation
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €4685


Day 1 - Arrive to Dublin
Arrive to Dublin Airport and collect your rental car before making your way to your first accommodation. If time allows you can either spend the afternoon exploring our wonderful capital city.....or you could add in a "jetlag" round at one of the many courses around Dublin

Overnight: 4* Hotel in Dublin
Day 2 - Dublin Golf Day
Your first golf day will keep you in Dublin where you have a multitude of courses to choose from such as Portmarnock Golf Club, Links Portmarnock, The European Club or The Island.

Overnight: 4* Hotel in Dublin
Day 3 - Journey South
Today you will bid Dublin farewell and start your journey south to "The Kingdom of Kerry" and the home to some of the top courses in the world. If you would like to golf today you have 3 amazing options you can add to your itinerary: 1. Stop at the K Club, the host of the 2003 Ryder Cup en route to Killarey 2. Travel a little closer to Killarney and play the renowned Adare Manor, home of the 2025 Ryder Cup 3. Travel to Killarney and play the Killeen Course - 3 time host of the Irish Open

Overnight: 4* Hotel in Killarney
Day 4 - Waterville Golf Club
This morning you will travel south, along the famous Ring of Kerry, to tee off at Waterville Golf Club. This famous links course was designed by Eddie Hackett founded in 1889 on the grounds of Watville House. It has played host to some of the top golfers in the world and is a favourite of Tiger Woods who warmed up for the 2022 open here.

Overnight: 4* Hotel in Killarney
Day 5 - Tralee Golf Club
Today's destination is the Arnold Palmer designed gem in North Kerry. Tralee Golf Club, founded in 1984, is located north of Tralee town, approx. 40 minutes from Killarney and is known for its spectacular, yet testing par 3s. Be sure to get a selfie with the statue of Arnold before teeing off!!

Overnight: 4* Hotel in Killarney
Day 6 - Ballybunion Old Course
Founded in 1893 Ballybunion has become the jewel in the crown for golf in the south west over the past few years and is rated 2nd best on the island of Ireland, just behind Royal County Down. This former Irish Open Course is a must for all golfers visiting Ireland.....just ask Bill Clinton who famously visited in 1998 while still in office. There is a statue in the town of Ballybunion to commemorate the visit.

Overnight: 4* Hotel in Killarney
Day 7 - Dooks Golf Links
Finally to the hidden gem on the itinerary; Dooks Golf Links was founded in 1889 and, similar to Waterville, is another Eddie Hackett designed course. A great links test for all golfers it is certainly a must for your south-west golf tour.

Overnight: 4* Hotel in Killarney
Day 8 - Depart
Today you will travel back north east to Dublin, where you will return your car rental to the airport and bid farewell to the Emerald Isle.

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