Golf Courses 2019-02-01T12:27:18+00:00

Legendary links courses, challenging world class courses and the land of major champions!

For those seeking the best in Links Courses, Ireland offers well-known gems like Ballybunion, Waterville, Ballyliffin and Old Head to name only a few courses that will test your skills and leave you in awe of their beauty.  Those who favour Parkland Courses are not forgotten either!  Some that will immediately spring to mind include Mount Juliet, Carton House and of course, The K-Club, venue of the 2006 Ryder Cup.  These courses with their beautifully manicured greens, lush fairways and imaginative water features are sure to impress even the most discerning golfer.

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Castleknock

Castleknock Designed by course architect Jonathan Gaunt, Castleknock Golf Club is a 6,700 yard 18 hole course that offers an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all levels. Home to some of Ireland’s best [...]

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Wicklow Golf Club

Wicklow Golf Club Wicklow Golf Club offers a truly unique, vibrant golfing experience. The club was founded in 1904 along the stunning coastline between Wicklow Town and Wicklow Head. The course offers a [...]

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Killeen Castle

Killeen Castle Jack Nicklaus is considered the greatest golfer of all time. With an unmatched 18 major championships in his career he has really done it all on the golf course. During his [...]

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Roganstown

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club – Roganstown & Swords Roganstown Golf & Country Club boasts two Championship golf courses, at Roganstown Golf Course and Swords Open Golf Course. Roganstown - Home to a [...]

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Cork Golf Club

Cork Golf Club Cork Golf Club is a championship Irish course, as graceful and mature as its age would suggest. Scenically situated in Cork Harbour, the Club has hosted many major amateur and [...]

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Donegal Golf Club

Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh) With the Wild Atlantic Ocean on three sides and the magnificent Bluestack Mountains as a backdrop, Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh, is set in one of the most beautiful locations [...]

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Connemara Golf Links

Connemara Golf Links Voted Best Links Course in Connaught 2016 by Golfers Guide to Ireland, this 27 holes Championship Links course situated along the majestic west coast of Connemara, surrounded by the Atlantic [...]

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Portsalon

Portsalon Golf has been played on the Portsalon links since the 1880's.The club was one of the founder members of the Golfing Union of Ireland, the oldest golfing union in the world. Originally designed [...]

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Westport Golf Club

Westport Golf Club Westport Golf Club is one of Ireland’s finest parkland courses. A highly regarded championship venue, the Club is the three-time host of the Irish Amateur Close Championship, and also the Smurfit Irish [...]

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Glasson

Glasson House Hotel Golfing in Athlone Ireland at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club is an experience not to be missed. It has justifiably earned an International reputation as one of the most challenging and [...]

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Narin & Portnoo

Narin & Portnoo Narin & Portnoo Golf Club is situated in a beautiful seaside resort in southwest Donegal, 9.5km (6 miles) from Glenties. It is considered one of the most scenic 18-hole links [...]

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Rosapenna

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort – Old Tom Morris & Sandy Hills Old Tom Morris: In 1891, while a guest of Lord Leitrim at his nearby estate, Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews, [...]

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Carne (Belmullet)

Carne (Belmullet) Carne in North Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near the town of Belmullet. Discover Erris [...]

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Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle Set in the stunning surrounds of Dromoland Castle. Take in the majesty of the 15th Century Castle as you enter the estate, winding up through the golf course and surrounding lakes. [...]

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Lahinch

Lahinch It has been described as ‘The St Andrews of Ireland’ and many other complimentary titles. Those who know and love the place firmly believe that Lahinch Golf Club doesn’t need comparison with [...]

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Knightsbrook

Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort Knightsbrook Hotel Spa & Golf Resort is situated in the designated heritage town of Trim, a mere 35 minutes from Dublin City Centre. The golf resort not only [...]

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K Club

K Club – Palmer & Smurfit Courses The Palmer Course: The Arnold Palmer designed Ryder Cup Course is quite simply, one of Europe’s most spectacular courses. It charms, it entices and invariably, brings [...]

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St Anne’s

St Anne’s St. Anne’s Golf Club is an impressive links with a par of 71. This includes three par fives and four par threes. There is not one ’pushover’ hole on the entire [...]

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St Margaret’s

St Margaret’s St. Margaret’s is certainly among Ireland’s greatest parkland facilities. Designed by the legendary pairing of Mr. Pat Ruddy and Mr. Tom Craddock, the 18-hole championship golf course is maintained to the [...]

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Carton House

Carton House Hotel & Golf Resort – The O’Meara & Montgomerie O’Meara Course: Designed by 1998 Open Champion and US Masters Champion Mark O'Meara, beware the beauty of this classic parkland course as [...]

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Concra Wood

Concra Wood The golf course at Concra Wood was designed by two of Ireland's golfing legends, Christy O'Connor Junior and Senior. Their names are already embedded in Irish golfing folklore with Christy O'Connor [...]

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Druid’s Glen

Druid’s Glen Hotel & Golf Resort – Druid’s Glen & Druid’s Heath Druid’s Glen: Enjoy the tranquillity of the mystical Druids Glen, with manicured tree-lined fairways, historical landmarks, spectacular water features and vibrant [...]

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The Island The Island Golf Club is one of Ireland's premier links courses. This is a must-play classic links set in rugged terrain and located between the highest sand dunes of any links [...]

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Malone Golf Club

Malone Golf Club Malone is a fine championship course situated on 330 acres of undulating wooded parkland. Its 27 holes of secluded gently undulating parkland countryside is just 5 miles from Belfast City [...]

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Ardglass

Ardglass Ardglass Golf Course is an 18 hole links course in a natural setting hugging the north-east coast of Ireland, with stunning views, unique golf holes and memorable people. The course is less [...]

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Ballycastle

Ballycastle Ballycastle Golf Club, founded in 1890, sits yards from the shoreline on the Causeway Coast, a spectacular stretch of golfing coastline of unsurpassed beauty. The golf course is one of the most [...]

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Royal Belfast

Royal Belfast Founded in 1881, Royal Belfast Golf Club lays claim to the title of the oldest golf course in Ireland. The present course dates back to 1925, when responsibility for the course [...]

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Lough Erne Resort

Lough Erne Resort – Faldo Course As one of Ireland’s top golf resorts, The Faldo Course, designed by six time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, provides superb all year round playing conditions. The [...]

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Portstewart

Portstewart – Strand Course What can be said of the mighty Strand Course? It is without doubt one of the very top true links golf courses in Ireland. It stands alongside the two [...]

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Castlerock

Castlerock Castlerock Golf Club, is a classic links course set amid towering dunes. Situated on the Causeway coast and only a 20 minute drive from both Royal Portrush Golf Club and Portstewart Golf [...]

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Royal Portrush

Royal Portrush – Dunluce Links & Valley Links Dunluce Links – Championship Course The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club ranks amongst the world’s greatest courses. Voted Number 12 in the world [...]

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Royal County Down

Royal County Down Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the [...]

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Adare Manor

Adare Manor Masterfully designed, magnificently maintained, and perfectly set within the glorious estate of one of Europe’s most spectacular manor house hotels, The Golf Course at Adare Manor is ready to take its [...]

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Killarney Golf Club

Killarney Golf Club – Killeen & Mahony’s Point Courses Killeen is considered the flagship course of the club. It reopened in June 2006 and is slightly longer with faster greens, which have been [...]

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Fota Island Resort

Fota Island Resort – Deerpark, Belvelly & Barryscourt The Deerpark, with its receptive greens and strategic bunkering, impresses even the most experienced professionals. It hosted the Irish Open in 2001 and 2002. The [...]

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Dooks

Dooks Golf has been played in Dooks since 1889 which makes the course one of the oldest Golf Links in Ireland.  Originally named Dooks & Caragh GC, it was affiliated to the GUI in 1903. For 100 years [...]

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Waterville

Waterville Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience – the beauty of classic links land surrounded by the sea yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. More than 100 years old, Waterville [...]

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Tralee

Tralee Situated on the rugged Atlantic coast of Ireland’s south west lies the sensational Arnold Palmer designed Tralee Golf Course, a unique combination of traditional seaside golf links and world famous scenery. The [...]

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Ballybunion

Ballybunion Old & Cashen The Old Course exudes a majestic feel that simply cannot be compared to any other course on earth. With beautifully contoured fairways that tumble down through a blanket of [...]

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Old Head

Old Head Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running [...]

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Enniscrone

Enniscrone Enniscrone Golf Club is located on the scenic West Coast of Ireland in County Sligo.  Known for having some of the largest dunes in Ireland, the club is situated on a promontory [...]

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Ballyliffin

Ballyliffin – Glashedy Links & Old Links Ballyliffin Golf Club consists of two outstanding, contrasting links courses and 36 wonderful holes, making up one of the finest golf resorts to be found anywhere in the [...]

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The European Club

The European Club The European Club is located in tumbling dunes just south of Dublin and it features sweeping sea views from nineteen of the twenty holes.  Yes, there are two extra par-3s [...]

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Mount Juliet

Mount Juliet Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Mount Juliet Estate golf course first opened in 1991 with a friendly match between Jack Nicklaus and Christy O’Connor Snr. Since then, the course has established itself [...]

“The first stroke I ever played in Ireland was my drive on the opening hole at Lahinch more than 20 years ago. I urge you to follow my footsteps, for as the ball leaves the clubface to wing over this restless and hummocky and tumbling terrain…you will know without being told that here is links golf – the reason you have crossed an ocean – in its purest and most joyous form.”

Writer James W Finegan describing playing Lahinch in Emerald Fairways and Foam-Flecked Greens

“Ballybunion is the course on which many golf architects should live and play on before they build golf courses.”

US golfer and eight-time major champion Tom Watson

Last Summer, during a glorious stretch of warm, relatively calm days, I was able to cross a round at Ballybunion’s Old Course off my bucket list. I can verify that the experience was all it’s cracked up to be – and more. I have played more than 600 golf courses in the past five years – and likely more than a thousand since my golf infatuation began in 1986 – and the round at Ballybunion was my all-time favourite.

Bill Clinton in an interview with Thomas L Friedman (Feb 2012)

As I travel the globe, I visit and experience some wonderful places and get to play some of the world’s best courses, but I always look forward to returning home and playing the unique golf courses of Ireland. In Ireland, we are very fortunate to have some of the very best golf courses in the world, from links to inland courses, all of which provide a friendly welcome to any visitor.

Padraig Harrington on Irish golf

I would love to see the British Open played here. This is the first links I have seen with ten par-5s. It would be the greatest test of them all if the rough was let come-in a little for a championship

 

Johnny Miller, British and US Open champion, and lead golf analyst for NBC Sports, about the European Club, Co Wicklow