Bucket List Golf Trip: Ireland

We landed in Shannon around 7 a.m. local time and found our rental car and began the adventure of driving a stick shift on the wrong side of the road. The roads are much smaller over here and I had to pay attention and help navigate turning left,”stay tight” and turning right,”stay wide” and answer the question of “how much room do I have?” We nicknamed the driving silly shit… The favorite is sweeping left, uphill with a rock wall on the left side and a bus or big truck coming at you…. We managed to find our bed and breakfast in Killbritain – Seafield Farmhouse after about 2 hours of driving through Cork and making our way to the south western most part of Ireland. Aileen was kind enough to let us check in early and get a little nap in and take a shower after a rather long day of travel.

We did our best to say up until about 9 p.m. So that we could adjust to the 8 hour time change by going into the darling town of Kinsale. So many pubs and restaurants to check out, we found the grocery store and the chemist for some things that we needed. Our first Irish pub was Kitty O’Seas and we got a bit to eat and some beers! We then checked out the Pink Elephant and had another beer while staring at the most amazing view.

We were very exited to put our head on the pillow and get ready for our first round of golf at Old Head with Monica and Greg at 10 a.m., round 1 of an amazing list of golf courses all throughout Ireland.

  1. Old Head
  2. Waterville
  3. Tralee
  4. Ballybunion
  5. Lahinch
  6. K Club
  7. Portmarnock
  8. Royal County Down
  9. Portstewart
  10. Royal Portrush

After a lovely sleep at Seafield Farmhouse and a delicious breakfast we began our drive to Old Head Golf Links. The golf course is on an unreal piece of property. So many good holes with incredible views.  Course was in great condition. This is the last place that people saw the titanic as well… It was truly amazing that I finished the round. We were in our shirt sleeves for the first 9-holes and then we got a taste of Irish weather… A couple of storms rolled through and we actually waited for about 8 minutes on the 16th tee for the hail to stop. I wanted to hit in the elements, so I ripped 6-iron to the middle of the green in the sideways rain!