Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Doonbeg Ireland
What We Love
- Full Irish breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The setting; nothing says Ireland as much as this misty, melancholy spot amid rolling dunes
- Spacious rooms make the resort as ideal for families as honeymooners
- Bucket list golf course designed by Greg Norman (one of the top three in Ireland)
- The sublime spa uses Irish brands, such as Voya, made from local seaweed
What To Know
- A $6 resort fee per room, per night, will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- An hour from Shannon Airport, the resort is between Galway and Killarney
- A rental car is mandatory, as the area is quite secluded
- Choose your suite carefully; some are a 7-minute walk from the main house
- The beach is ideal for joggers and walkers, and the concierge can arrange off-site activities such as horseback riding
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On the stunning, windswept coast of County Clare, this stately seaside retreat is set on 400 acres and offers city slickers and spa seekers a luxe dose of R&R. Built in 2006 by the developers behind South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, it has the air of an aristocratic manor, but with killer amenities including a Greg Norman–designed golf course (ranked one of the top 100 in the world), a farm-to-table restaurant and a sublime spa. Rebranded by Trump International in February 2014, the resort nevertheless has retained a strong sense of place.
Bed & Bath
The 169 guestrooms, suites and cottages blend traditional touches and contemporary style with high ceilings, reclaimed wood beams, polished stone floors and six-foot-by-six-foot “Princess and the Pea” beds topped with goosedown quilts. The huge bathrooms are lined with marble and come with walk-in rainfall showers. Classic Links Rooms face the golf course or pastureland, as do the Links Cottages — huge self-contained accommodations with up to four bedrooms, cozy fireplaces and full kitchens. Both are located a 7-minute walk from the resort center. The Courtyard suites are a 3-minute stroll from the restaurants and spa.
Tee off on the challenging par-72 Greg Norman–designed golf course, which spans ancient sand dunes along Doughmore Bay. The stunning sea views make the effort more than worthwhile for most golfers, even duffers who call the par-3 14th hole “murderous.” Beyond the fairway, the White Horses Spa is an earth-tone sanctuary that offers facials and body treatments that utilize indigenous Irish brands, such as sustainable, all natural Voya. County Clare has strong farm-to-fork traditions, and chef Budzyn keeps it alive at the resort’s fine dining enclave, the Ocean View Restaurant. Pub-style noshing is available at Trump’s Bar and Restaurant, which flanks the golf course and overlooks the 1st hole.
In the Area
On the southwestern coast of Ireland, County Clare exudes natural beauty. Explore the stunning Cliffs of Moher, which look out at the Aran Islands, and visit Burren National Park, a rocky expanse composed of fossils, fissures, sinkholes and other karstlike attributes. Cruise out to the Aran Islands and search for dolphins and seals along the way. Or, if you dare, surf the chilly waters along the Lahinch promenade.
How to Get There
I cannot find the appropriate words to describe the beauty of this hotel and it's wonderful staff. This hotel goes over and above for each guest making one's stay unique and memorable. We were upgraded to a suite and it exceeded all expectations. From the beautiful rooms to the views...it is bliss.We were greatly assisted by Keith the duty manager on one evening who went out of his way to help us and also Rachel for her kind gesture. Their kindness and professionalism knows no bounds. I cannot praise this hotel enough. It truly is out of this world. The staff are friendly; kind and ooze personality. Not all hotels have this.Can't wait for next time.
A fabulous stay and upgrade on our first visit to this hotel was so impressive we held our wedding there last year. We’ve been a number of times, all faultless and so relaxing with the warmest of Irish welcome you can ever wish to experience.
Loved our stay at Trump Doonbeg .... it was my second visit to the resort so I knew what to expect. The staff are superb very engaging & attentive. Fabulous location to base yourself while exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. I found the food at the trump bar to be totally overpriced & not as good as I remember from past experiences bar the chicken wings which never fail to impress! Perhaps it was my choice of Burger which was totally over cooked & not to my liking! There were also a lot of children in the bar area after 9pm which I found a bit irritating ???? The spa experience was lovely my treatment went very well & the therapist was very knowledgeable & pleasant! However I was slightly disappointed to find children in the spa area making quite a lot of noise whist in the wet room area occupying the jacuzzi.... I also felt that post treatment sitting in a corridor was not as relaxing as it should be .... perhaps a relaxation suite without children running around would be a consideration?