4.5
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Stately seaside manor in County Clare with a Greg Norman–designed golf course, a sublime spa and modern Irish fare

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Doonbeg Ireland
Doonbeg Golf Club
Doonbeg, 00000 Ireland

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 694 Reviews
very good
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely hotel, room, although we had to go outside to get to it, was lovely. Really cosy. Food was lovely too. Bar was good. Afternoon tea was good but very posh. Service was good, no complaints. Overall a very good hotel.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I cannot say enough good things about our visit . The venue the food was just fabulous but it was the lovely staff that made it so pleasant so accommodating.. to the hard working staff Chris at reception the lovely waiter Brian and waitress aine who served. Yes the chef Leo did an amazing job food was sublime to the lovely Ashley and batman jimmy ant to mai read a hide thank you . This was fabulous opportunity to stay overnight worth every penny . ...

Exquisite place for a vacation. Hospitality is endless. Irish charm and warmth was beyond words.
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our accommodations were the most luxurious in all of Europe. This was beyond a five star resort. We have traveled the world, However, we have never felt so at home as we did at Trumps Resorts. We toured all of Ireland with Carmel

Amazing!!!! Simply, AMAZING!!!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot fault Doonbeg. It was an absolutely amazing experience from start to finish. Only problem was it didnt last long enough. Staff, food, hotel, course, spa all 110%..Put it on your bucket list, I promise you wont be disappointed

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Has been really looking forward to staying Doonbeg for months since we booked it.

The location is amazing, regardless of weather.

We were booked into the courtyard suit. A lovely sized self catering cottage vibe. 1 min walk from hotel.

We had a few minor issues & Aidan the duty manager was fantastic.

Food was good & the atmosphere warm.

It’s a super 5 star golf club but not a 5 star hotel for me.

Glad to have done it all the same.