Not only does Ireland boast golf courses of incredible quality, but many of those courses are attached to some of the country’s most luxurious castles, hotels and resorts. If you prefer to separate rest and play and would like to opt for more affordable golfing treats, then you’ll find plenty of plush country guesthouse retreats and modern urban hideouts to suit you. If it’s warm hospitality and comfortable surroundings you’re after, then book into an Irish B&B. These are a real saviour, although it’s always best to book ahead. Self-catering, meanwhile, is a real joy with properties ranging from traditional Irish thatched cottages to fabulous castles to chic modern apartments. Accommodation is usually available on a weekly basis, providing facilities for you to cater for yourself.