Trump Ireland

Trump Ireland

Trump Ireland

Trump Ireland | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

It is the second Trump-owned resort in the top six on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list, and you can immediately see why. Trump Ireland (affectionately known as Doonbeg) has a world-class links course, one of the best courses you will find at any of the resorts on this list. There is also a beautiful hotel and cottages, and those incredible sea views out over the Atlantic Ocean. 
After being purchased in 2014 by the Trump Organisation - and following a name change to Trump International Golf Links, Doonbeg – Dr Martin Hawtree was drafted in. Hawtree made significant changes to the original Greg Norman course design, and it is now one of the best places to play golf in Ireland, with Atlantic Ocean views from 16 of the 18 holes on the golf course.  
Away from the golf course, there are plenty of other activities for guests to enjoy and get involved in. The 1.5-mile beach provides the perfect place for runners, and for those who just fancy a stroll with sea views. Cycling and horse riding are also popular, while clay pigeon shooting and dolphin watching tours are just some of the things that the Trump Ireland Resort offers for its guests.  
The accommodation, as you would expect, is pristine at Trump Ireland. Even the standard Classic Rooms are laced with luxury. Both the Courtyard and the Links Cottages provide views of the Atlantic while guests can enjoy comfort, with a range of rooms and suites, all the way up to four-bedrooms.  
Visit the Trump Ireland website here.  

Trump Ireland Overview | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Golf by the Atlantic

It is the only venue on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list that can claim to have views of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort provides those views from 16 of the 18 holes on its championship course. Original designer Greg Norman was proud of his lay-out amongst the dunes, and it was he and Padraig Harrington that opened the course in July 2002 with a friendly match, that the Australian won.  
“It may be under 7,000 yards, but it will test any player in the world under any conditions.” - Greg Norman 
The resort was purchased by the Trump Organisation a decade ago, and was renamed Trump International Golf Links, Doonbeg. Since then, Dr Martin Hawtree, who has become Trump’s go-to man when it comes to golf course design, and his work has made the Doonbeg Links into one of the best courses in Ireland. The course spans one and a half miles of the crescent shaped beach and plays beautifully amongst the dunes.  
The Par 72 lay-out has five par 3s and five par 5s, and a range of tees to allow for golfers of all abilities to enjoy their round at Trump Ireland. The opening hole is the first par 5 of the round, while the 4th is the longest hole on the property. It measures more than 650 yards from the tips, and still 580 from the whites.  
The 9th is the second par 3 on the course and is one of the signature holes at Doonbeg. With the beach just a few paces to your left, you are challenged to hit an accurate shot whilst being at the mercy of any wind in the area. Find the green and you will be incredibly happy! The short 14th is the other, playing just 138 yards from the back tees, downhill towards the Atlantic Ocean. With the waves crashing onto the beach on your right, the obvious play is to the left of the green. 

Luxury Accommodation

Luxurious must be the word to describe the accommodation offerings at Trump Ireland.  

The level of accommodation is incredible at Trump Ireland. Even the standard Guest Rooms are furnished beautifully. The suites, all based in the Courtyard come in a range of one- to four-bedrooms, with the ability to provide a glorious place for large groups to rest their heads and enjoy a stay on the west coast of Ireland.  
Away from the Courtyard, the Links Cottages provide a self-catering experience for guests that like to do their own thing when it comes to dining. There are also Classic Rooms in the Links Cottages, along with a stunning range of one- to four-bedroom suites, the biggest of which sleeps up to ten. 
When it comes to dining, Trump Ireland also has you covered. The Ocean View Restaurant - named “Best Hotel Seafood Restaurant” by Good Eating Guide – offers local, seasonal produce, while Trump’s Bar and Restaurant is perfect for those who have just finished a round of golf, while looking out over the golf course. 

White Horses Spa

The White Horses Spa provides the ideal spot for guests to relax. The spa has all the amenities you could wish for, from a sauna and steam room to whirlpools with mineral salts. There are also six treatment rooms, one of which is a wet treatment room which features a splash shower.  
A range of massages and treatments are on offer at the White Horses Spa. Facial and body treatments are at the top of the list while golfers can enjoy a post-round deep tissue massage if they so require. The White Horses Spa also has a nail salon so guests can be pampered. Both Natura Bisse and Phytomer products are used throughout the spa, including in massages and treatments.  
There are plenty of fitness options at Trump Ireland. Along with the White Horses Spa, there is also a state-of-the-art fitness centre which has elliptical and cardio machines, free weights and much more. The resort’s location also lends itself to running and cycling, especially with the 1.5-mile beach just a few minutes from the resort. There are also activities out on the water, including dolphin watching tours.  

FAQs about Trump Ireland

Where is Trump Ireland?  
Trump Ireland is the westernmost venue on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts. It is located just outside the town of Doonbeg, which lends itself to being the affectionate name for the resort – Trump Doonbeg. Limerick is the nearest city, approximately 50 miles by road from the resort.  

What is the nearest airport and station to Trump Ireland?
In terms of airports, Shannon Airport is the closest to Trump Ireland, 40 miles east of the resort. Ryanair have a hub there, with daily flights to many European countries, along with six destinations in the United Kingdom. Aer Lingus and United Airlines also operate flights to the United States. The seven busiest destinations from Shannon are either in the UK or USA.  
The busiest airport in the nation is Dublin Airport, which services Ireland’s capital city. 25 million passengers travel through Dublin Airport each year, which is also a base for Aer Lingus, Ryanair, and TUI Airways. Trump Ireland is around 180 miles to the west of Dublin Airport by car.  
Doonbeg or its surrounding regions does not have any train service, with the nearest station sitting in Ennis, more than 25 miles away. There are bus routes that service the area, but these are infrequent.  

What golf facilities does Trump Ireland offer?
Along with the championship golf course, Trump International Golf Links, Doonbeg is also home to a wonderful driving range facility that can be used by both guests and members. There are both covered, matted tees and uncovered grass tees. There is also a short game area by the driving range which features a chipping green and practice bunkers. The practice putting surface is in between the 1st tee and 18th green. 
Fancy some Trump-endorsed gear? The club shop has it all, along with Doonbeg branded clothing and kit from some of the biggest manufacturers in the world.  

Does Trump Ireland offer golf lessons?
There is the option to take a golf lesson during a stay at Trump Ireland. Both private and group lessons are available, with coaching and tuition coming from a range of PGA-qualified professionals.  

What are the green fees at Trump Ireland?
The price of a green fee at Trump Ireland changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees at Trump Ireland, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Trump Ireland?
The level of accommodation is incredible at Trump Ireland. Even the standard Guest Rooms are furnished beautifully. There are then a glorious range of suites housed in the main Courtyard and the Links Cottages. From one- to four-bedrooms, they provide perfect accommodation for larger groups. 

What other resorts are nearby?  
Trump Ireland’s location on the western coast of Ireland means that there are only two other venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list within an hour’s drive. They are Dromoland Castle and our leading Irish resort – Adare Manor. 
Visit the Trump Ireland website here.