Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg, Ireland
Trump International Doonbeg is a coastal haven, hidden on a sheltered corner of the Wild Atlantic Way where world-class golf meets an intimate Spa, amazing food and access to the best activities, culture, heritage and one of the most picturesque settings Ireland has to offer for conferences, meeting, incentives and special events.
Recognised among the best championship Links Courses in the world and most recently named best Golf Resort in Ireland 2017 (Golfers Guide to Ireland). Recently redesigned, under the supervision of renowned designer Dr. Hawtree. Now 18 majestic golf holes, 16 of which have Ocean Views, have soft underfoot grass pathways leading to large tee boxes facing beautiful rolling fairways that approach gentle contoured greens.
At the heart of the resort is the Irish Country house hotel with Irelands best Hotel Seafood Restaurant 2017, the Ocean View. And Ocean is a recurring theme, ever present with stunning views of the rolling waves and the rugged landscape stretching as far as the eye can see to the Cliffs of Moher.
- Tel: +353 65 905 5600
- Website: https://www.trumphotels.com/ireland
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- Established: Opened 2002
- Location(s): Doonbeg, Co. Clare - Ireland
Certifications: Celebrated Living Readers’ Choice Platinum List “Top 20 Golf Courses International” 2014; Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards “No. 54 in Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World” 2015; Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards “Top Resorts in Europe” 2016, 2015, 2014; Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Survey “No.1 Resort in Europe” 2013; Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Survey “No.20 in Top 100 Hotels in the World” 2013; Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List: The Top Hotels in the World”: 2016; Golfers Guide to Ireland “Best Golf Resort in Ireland” 2017; Good Eating Guide “Best Hotel Seafood Restaurant” 2017; IAGTO “European Golf Resort Of The Year” 2010; Irish Tatler “Best Spa Treatment Burren Wilderness Massage”; Restaurant Association of Ireland “Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland” 2012; Travel & Leisure “No. 3 Resort in Europe” 2012; Travel & Leisure “No. 48 in the Top 100 Hotels in The World” 2012; Travel & Leisure "The Best Resort Hotels in the United Kingdom and Ireland" ranked #3, 2016
- Flight time from London: 1hr 25 mins
- Main airports:
Transfer - 50 minutes
- Time Difference: London GMT
- Main language: English
- Weather and when to go:
Anytime of the year, however, if "daylight" is your thing then summertime as the region enjoys almost 17 hours of the bright stuff daily! If festivals are something you want to put in the mix then July and August are the months to aim for with a literal hotbed of events being held in the local area. Check out 2017's list www.westclare.net/events.htn
- Public Holidays: https://publicholidays.ie/
- Visa Info: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel_and_recreation/travel_to_ireland/visas_for_tourists_visiting_ireland.html
- Foreign Office: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland
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1. A PROJECT BORN FROM A COMMUNITY
In the late 1980’s, during a time when most towns in Ireland were looking for factories to secure the future of its youth, Doonbeg saw the potential and opportunity in a Links Golf Course & Hotel. Folklore has it that the world-famous Lahinch Course, some 40 minutes up the road, was originally earmarked for Doonbeg due to the suitability of its seaside land, however, Lahinch was chosen at the time (circa 1890’s) as it was serviced by the now defunct West Clare Railway. The Doonbeg village council never gave up and pushed through the plans to develop the lands and in 2002 Doonbeg Championship Golf Course opened to great fanfare, immediately being recognised among the great links courses of Ireland and in 2006 the wonderful 5 Star Hotel opened its doors.
From this point the relationship between the people and the Resort grew even stronger. Over 250 people now work there from a village with a population of 784 and it’s the people that make Doonbeg the perfect resort for guests from all over the World. Customer feedback rarely fails to mention a member of the team at Doonbeg and the pride in place – it’s what they term as the “Huggability” factor.
2. IRELAND'S ONLY 5 STAR HOTEL SITTING ON THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY
A trip to Doonbeg is an unparalleled opportunity to experience luxury accommodations set against a magnificent backdrop of rugged landscape, rolling waves and sand dunes with thousands of years of stories buried within them. Here you can enjoy the utmost in old-world luxury and refinement in 5 Star hotel suites that are uniquely crafted to ensure space, comfort and privacy all beautifully appointed with curated furnishings, art, and antiques.
3. ACCESS TO THE WORLD VIA SHANNON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Direct, daily flights from Heathrow, Gatwick (and Boston, Newark and Philadelphia!), a host of regional (Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Stansted) and European options on almost every day of the week make Doonbeg extremely accessible for your groups. The airport is a delight and small enough to whisk through. Airport to resort transfer time of 50 minutes taking you through the stunning surrounds of County Clare – as we all know – it is extremely important to “enjoy the journey”….
4. LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
Quite unlike standard hotel offerings, the suites at Doonbeg have to be seen to be believed. Exquisitely furnished accommodations, many over two floors, evoke a feeling of true luxury. Each feature a private kitchen, separate sitting room and grand fireplaces. Boasting 6x6 foot king beds and luxurious bathrooms. From stunning views of the Wild Atlantic in all the Ocean Views suites, and ideal location of the superb Courtyards off the main Manor House, to the charmed relaxation of Links Cottages there is a room type to suit most individual and group needs.
Only locally sourced produce is served in Doonbeg’s restaurants. With numerous dining options and locations, they take great pride in their food and in 2017 their Ocean View restaurant was awarded Best Hotel Seafood Restaurant in Ireland by the Good Eating Guide.
6. IRISH CULTURE NIGHT AT THE SHEBEEN
Discover the Ireland of Yore with an evening of storytelling, song and dance in our Doonbeg’s very own Shebeen were the Fear an Tí (man of the house) regales groups with stories of times gone by as you sample the tastes of local & traditional food and drinks.
7. THE PAVILLION - A UNIQUE VENUE FOR CELEBRATIONS & CORPORATE GATHERINGS
Commanding magnificent views of the links course’s infinite shades of green, this versatile, light-filled event space presents you with an enchanting departure from the traditional hotel offering. With full catering facilities, this unique and sophisticated venue can accommodate up to 150 people theatre style with back projection or 260 people for a gala dinner.
8. ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS ON THE DOORSTEP
Onsite Spa, one and a half miles of unspoilt Atlantic beach, falconry, water sports and horse riding are only some of their activities. The region offers food trails, natural and cultural attractions (including the world famous Cliffs of Moher) and is steeped in history, culture and traditional music. Plenty to explore for those looking for that something “different”.
9. CHAMPIONSHIP LINKS GOLF
Doonbeg Championship Links Golf Course is one of Ireland’s and the UK’s top Links courses and, with neighbours such as Lahinch and Ballybunnion, golfers are spoilt for choice. Recently redesigned by world renowned designer Dr Martin Hawtree, the 18 majestic golf holes (16 with Ocean Views) have soft underfoot grass pathways and beautiful rolling fairways that approach the gently contoured greens.
10. IRISH PUBS IN THE VILLAGE OF DOONBEG
Who can think of Ireland without thinking traditional Irish pubs? Well no-one we know that’s for sure and the village of Doonbeg has some stellar examples! Roaring fires, live music, great local food, the odd drink (or two!) and not forgetting the inimitable genuine warmth and hospitality of the village’s residents.