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Manicured emerald lawns aren't the only greens at this modern, manor-inspired golf and spa resort nestled on the remote shores of Doughmore Bay in Ireland's West County Clare. There's also the challenging Greg Norman-designed links golf course, overlooking pastures, dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. Off the course, sip whiskey in front of a roaring antique fireplace, or unwind in your own spacious suite or cottage, with toiletries produced by the nearby Burren Perfumery. And if the Emerald Isle is in your blood, take advantage of the on-site genealogist to trace your Irish ancestry.