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
- 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
Incredible stay at Trump International where you are treated like royalty. They pride themselves on excellent service and our event couldn't have been better. The restaurants, rooms and golfing experience should be the standard for every resort.
We spent 3 days at the Trump Hotel in Doonbeg to celebrate a wedding and it can be summed up in one word - fantastic!
The entire staff were friendly and welcoming. We booked a suite and my wife's reaction when she first walked in was wonderful.
Food wise, the breakfast was great with a choice of continental or cooked (or both) and we had two meals at the Trump Bar - the service there was wonderful.
The gym is functional & has everything needed for a holiday fitness workout. The surrounding countryside and golf course was stunning. We were extremely fortunate to experience two lovely days of weather which meant the views were spectacular.
It's a shame I am such a fair weather golfer as I was totally envious of everyone standing on the first tee!
Thanks to all the staff and management for a wonderful experience.
A first class experience presented by a first class organization and would have experience nothing less. If you love golf and first class treatment Doonbeg has to be a final destination point and on everyone's bucket list .
Spent one night here for a special anniversary with my partner and loved our stay! We had a special package which included an upgrade to a suite in one of the links cottages which was just fab. The cottage is an upmarket country retreat style with living area, tv, full kitchen, separate bedroom and bathroom. Decor is reminiscent of a luxurious country retreat with lots of heavy exposed wood, pale greens and muted greys. The cottages are a 10 min walk from the main hotel but there's a shuttle service 24/7 to and from the cottages which works fairly well.
The bedroom is fairly spacious with a super king sized bed and provides one of the comfiest sleeps I've had in a long long while! Would've loved a second night for the sleep alone.
We had dinner in the bar included in our rate and the food was pleasantly surprising. I don't usually rate hotel restaurants, even 5 star ones, however this one was great and above par for a hotel restaurant. There was a wide choice of starters and mains and plenty of variety to please any palate. Service was good and efficient and food was tasty and lived up to expectations.
Breakfast is hosted in the main hotel dining room overlooking the golf course and beach in what has to be one of the best breakfast views in Ireland (on a clear sunny day, at least!!!!). Breakfast is buffet style with a hot choice served to your table also. Selection is broad- lots of fruit, yogurt, nuts, cereals, bread, cheeses and cold meats, - healthy and quite adequate, although very little - just chocolate croissants - for the sweet tooth in me!
The spa is pleasant but small, very small and not a place I would come for a spa trip with the girls due to its size and the fact my closest girlfriends are non-golfers at their present stage in life! There's two rectangular jacuzzis opposite each other and which take one person only, a sauna and steam room and that's about it- no health suite to note. There's a couple of treatment rooms, a hairdressers and nail and makeup salon so probably good for events/ weddings but not an indulgent girly retreat unless you enjoy golf, so I'd go elsewhere if that's what you're after. That said, I had a massage treatment which was wonderful.
There's a long beach in front of the hotel which is great for a long walk when the tide is out, so location would be good for walkers too.
Overall I loved our stay and was disappointed I hadn't booked a second night after the long drive from Dublin, even though we arrived early evening to maximise our time there. Hotel and facilities are of the standard you'd expect, staff are lovely and can't do enough for you. The hotel rate includes use of an iPad and online subscription to newspapers and magazines and movies for the duration of your stay- unfortunately our stay was too short to take advantage of these. Next time!
Just perfect! I just visited Trump Doonbeg Golf Links and Hotel on a golf trip with friends. I was blown away by the quality of the place, from the Hotel rooms, lounges, bars, restaurants, Spa etc to the friendliness of the staff. Nothing was too much to ask for. And the food was really excellent too! The golf course is stunning Links Golf with some fantastic sea views. Trump Doonbeg is definitely a place to return to, and next time, I will bring the whole family!