Ireland is often referred to as the ‘green of dreams’ due to more than three hundred golf courses, many world-class courses, and a quarter of the natural links courses, in some of the most spectacular locations on the planet.
Shipping golf clubs to Ireland safely, on-time, and ready to play golf will pose as big a challenge as will playing some of the top courses while golfing in Ireland.
What is the Best Way to Ship Golf Clubs from the USA to Ireland?
We will outline some of the options to ship your clubs below.
FedEx will ship your golf clubs to more than two hundred countries and territories around the globe through its widespread network.
They offer a range of shipping options and their website is quite easy to navigate and to obtain quotes.
How much does it cost to ship golf clubs through FedEx?
Shipping your golf clubs from New York to Doonbeg, Ireland for example on International priority shipping will cost you $834,74 while the International economy option will set you back $602.31.
FedEx can make special boxes available if you do not have your golf travel bag. There is an $11 handling fee if you ship clubs without a box.
The FedEx Shipping Network includes more than 2,000 locations. Some are open later than competing UPS Stores. Service is also available at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores.
Does UPS ship to Ireland?
UPS will deliver your golf clubs to staffed business addresses, residential addresses, and naturally to golf courses, hotels, and resorts, worldwide, including Ireland.
There is a surcharge to deliver to residential addresses.
How much does it cost to ship golf clubs with UPS?
The UPS Worldwide express option will set you back $762.53 and deliver within 2 days. UPS Worldwide saver costs $754.58 with delivery within 3 days, and UPS Worldwide expedited $628.88 3 days.
The quote provided on the website provides a full breakdown of cost elements. UPS offers a service to package your clubs on your behalf.
Their website is easy to navigate and obtaining a quote is quick and effortless.
An alternative for shipping your clubs is to use one of the specialty online services like Ship Sticks.
It is probably the most reputable specialty golf club shipping company and is making waves in the golf club shipping market industry.
They are well known for shipping golf clubs and other sporting equipment. Ship Sticks will ship your clubs anywhere in the world.
The company has served over 200,000 customers since it started in 2010.
Not only can you ship your golf clubs, but you can also add your normal baggage to the shipment. Once shipped you can track your package in real-time on the website.
Ship Sticks fee includes $1,000 insurance coverage. You can add up to $3,500 to insure any single bag.
On-time delivery of International Shipments is not guaranteed as factors such as customs forms may affect delivery times.
You will receive an email once your clubs or luggage arrive at their destination.
How much to ship to Ireland?
Shipping a standard bag from New York to Doonbeg, County Clare, Ireland will set you back $214.99 for the outward leg and $219.99 for the return leg. An XL bags run will cost $55 more per leg.
Next Day Air shipments will have specific commitment times. Next Day Air shipments will have specific commitment times.
Luggage Forward has been shipping golf bags to Ireland since 2005. Ship golf clubs to Ireland from your doorstep with ease. It’s reliable and convenient with Luggage Forward!
It offers a full money back plus an additional $500 if your golf clubs are not delivered on time, anywhere in the world. This should give you peace of mind.
Whereas you can track your golf clubs on other shipping companies, Luggage Forward uses proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms for predictive tracking to ensure an on-time golf club delivery to Ireland.
Luggage Forward’s Ireland golf club shipping rates are all-inclusive which enables them to offer rates up to 60% less than FedEx and UPS.
The company offers a “Best Price Guarantee”. If you can find a better price on a comparable luggage shipping service, they will match it and give you $25 toward a future shipment!
So how much will it cost?
Sending your golf bag from New York to Doonbeg, Ireland, a standard golf bag will set you back $214, and a large golf bag $249.
Ship Golf Clubs to Ireland from Australia
It is possible to ship your golf bag from Australia to Ireland on a one-way trip or adding a return leg.
The two most recommended options for door-to-door shipment are:
- Send My Bag to ship via air
- Seven Seas Worldwide for shipment via boat/container
Using the Correct Address Format for Ireland
|(Title), first name, last name||(Mr.) John McGuiness|
|(House name) / (business name) / street number / street name/||1069 Guinness Road Middle|
|Town / City and District /Townland||DUBLIN 24|
Title, house name, and business name are optional.
Eircode is optional but it allows delivery and service companies to accurately identify addresses.
The country is the last line of the address and ‘IRELAND’ must be written in capital letters.
Packing the Golf Clubs Securely for Shipping to Ireland
With the shipping of golf clubs becoming increasingly popular, golf travel bags and specialized golf boxes are now manufactured for transporting golf clubs.
The average length of the driver shaft ranges from forty-three inches to forty-five inches, so ensure that the golf travel bag or box is high enough to cater to the shaft and the clubhead.
You could remove the head of the driver to shorten the length of the container required.
It is advisable to wrap the club in bubble wrap and cover the clubheads of your woods and hybrids in additional bubble wrap then fill the voids in the box with polystyrene packing chips.
Add two inches of packaging chips or bubble wrap at the bottom of the box for extra protection. Leave two inches between the clubs and the inner edge of the box to protect against side impact. Secure the box with packaging tape.
If you are sending golf clubs internationally you must complete a customs declaration form detailing the contents of your package including the value.
Print the completed form and attach it to your parcel in a transparent plastic wallet or envelope.
Concluding Thoughts On Shipping Golf Clubs To Ireland
Traveling to and playing golf in Ireland can be an exciting experience. There are many amazing links golf courses to enjoy.
Getting your clubs to Ireland could be a seamless process that includes the collection, packaging, and delivery by reputable shipping companies
Enjoy golfing on the Emerald Isle!!
Any queries or comments can be added in the comments section below.
Lawrence Smelser is part of the Golfible editorial staff and is a freelance golf writer. Smelser has covered the PGA Tour and most recently the 2019 Masters. He holds a journalism Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M and a Master’s journalism degree from the University of North Texas