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
Location is perfect, combined with the friendliness & helpfulness of the staff makes for a wonderful experience. The future plans for this property and golf course will only add to this unique hotel. Highly recommend!
Food was exceptional at the hotel and the views from the restaurant and bar were amazing. Staff were so helpful and warm. Loved our cottage as it was warm, cosy and very comfortable. the beach walk is something you must do when visiting the hotel no matter what the weather its the perfect view.
Stayed for our annual 2nights in February and was upgraded again to a beautiful courtyard suite. Bit different this year as we had our 7mth old son with us! The staff and facilities were top notch..we even got a high chair along with the travel cot we had reserved. Bumped into Sylvia in the bar on the second day while enjoying the open fire, food and booze, and she remembered us from our wedding 4 years ago.. i was very impressed by that. She even organised complimentary drinks at the restaraunt for us that evening. That was a really nice touch. The above and beyond this year occured after we left. My wife noticed her purse missing. When I contacted the hotel they located it and the duty manager Keith even offered to meet me the following day half way with it.....if thats not above and beyond then i dont know what is!!! See you all next year .... we might need a cage for himself tho.
You want to be pampered this is the place. Expensive? yes but worth it? absolutely. No trip would be complete without a stay here, and if your a golfer it is a MUST. We had a 2 King suite which was 3 floors with a master suite upstairs a master suite downstairs and a living room and kitchen in the middle. Bed was the biggest king bed we have ever seen and the comfort level is just amazing. Everything was 5 star from the minute we walked in the door and they greeted us by name (how did they know us? we will never know), to the amazing golf pro Brian and our Caddy Lawrence the service and hospitality is unmatched. This was the highlight of our trip.
Syayed here 2 years ago ..,, was top class then and still is! Brought friends last Friday to walk the beach and have coffee etc. they were blown away ... just an amazing hotel and the staff are the nicest .... makes you proud to be Irish !!