Ireland - the Emerald Isle is a golfer's paradise. Countless cliffs, bays and islands determine the spectacular scenery in the West of Ireland. Here we find the "Wild Atlantic Way", the longest coastal road in the world. Northern Ireland convinces with its spectacular coastline, while castles, ruins and churches shape the rather flat south-east Ireland. Let yourself be inspired by beautiful golf courses!
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The 18-hole Woodenbridge Golf Club is located south of Dublin near Arklow, Avoca and Aughrim. Woodenbridge is considered one of the top Parkland Courses in Ireland. The Patrick Merrigan designed Par 71 (72 for ladies) course offers unique challenges for players of all handicaps. The beautiful Avoca & Aughrim rivers come into play on no less than 10 holes.
The 18-hole Arklow Golf Club is located meters from the Irish Sea in County Wicklow just south of Dublin. The traditional links has been described as a hidden jewel and was rewarded with No. 57 Top Courses in Ireland by Golf Digest 2016. Enjoy the tranquil and panoramic view of this superb golf links with its meandering fairways and rugged sand dunes set against a backdrop of the Irish Sea will.
Blainroe, Co. Wicklow, Dublin
The 18-hole Blainroe Golf Club is located just 3.5km south of Wicklow Town, near Dublin. The course opened in 1978 carries the prestigious Hawtree & Son design signature. Its cliff top location affords some spectacular views of the Irish Sea with Mount Snowdon in Wales featuring regularly as a backdrop during the summer months. Blainroe is now recognised as one of the finest coastal parkland golf courses in the south-east of Ireland.
The 18-hole Coollattin Golf Club is located in historic Coollattin Park, south of County Wicklow, halfway between Dublin and Rosslare. The very beautiful mature parkland course was originally built in 1922. Old trees, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards make the course interesting and challenging. Golfers of all levels will enjoy this classic course.
Aughrim, Co. Wicklow, Dublin
The 18-hole Macreddin Golf Club south of the Wicklow Mountains in County Wicklow is one of the finest golf courses in the Dublin area. The slightly hilly course runs through Macreddin Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Already in 2015, the Macreddin Course received the Top 10 ranking of the Golf Courses in Ireland. The Golf World Magazine called the Par 72 golf course outstanding and spectacular.
Limavady, Northern Ireland
The Roe Park Resort is one of Northern Ireland's premiere golf and spa resorts. Overlooking its own stunning 18 hole golf course and set amidst the gorgeous surroundings of the Roe Valley Country Park
County Louth Golf Club, or "Baltray" as it is also affectionately known, is situated 7km from the historic town of Drogheda at the mouth of the river Boyne.
Rosses Point, North West
The 27-holes of The County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point 1894 located on the Peninsula Rosses Point was founded in 1894 and redesigned by the famous golf architect Harry S. Colt in 1927. The Championship Course is a centenarian with all the dignity and maturity of age.
County Kilkenny, South East
For the real definition of a ‘hidden gem’, look no further than Gowran Park – it really doesn’t get much better. A wonderful golf course set in traditional parkland of the old Annaly Estate in the midst of historical Co. Kilkenny.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Malone Golf Club’s 330 acres of secluded gently undulating parkland countryside is located just 5 miles south of Belfast city centre, and the showpiece of the course is the beautiful natural trout lake which itself extends for some 25 acres and comes into play on several holes on the back nine.
Portstewart, Northern Ireland
Founded in 1894 and redesigned by Willie Park jnr in the 1920’s this championship links course received its greatest makeover with the purchase of land known as “Thistly Hollow” in 1986. This enabled the club to build a stunning new seven holes through towering dunes and fabulous and natural links land. Designed by Des Giffin the Strand Course is the jewel in the Portstewart portfolio.
The 18-hole Adare Manor Golf Club was first designed as a 9-hole course in 1900. In 1992 the current 18 hole course, designed by Eddie Hackett, was opened. Today the 18-hole parkland golf course provides an historic Irish golfing experience. The Desmond Castle (1200 AD) is a magnificent backdrop to the 1st and 15th greens, while the ruins of the Franciscan Abbey (1464 AD) dominate the centre of the course.
Ardglass, Northern Ireland
The 18 hole Ardglass Golf Club is a links course on the north-eastern coast of Ireland with some stunning views and many excellent and unique golf holes. The course is just 50 minutes by car from Belfast and only 30 minutes from the world renowned Royal County Down golf links at Newcastle.
Athlone Garrison Golf Club was founded in 1892 on the site of the old Batteries and was first mentioned in The Golfing Annual in 1896. Presently Athlone Golf Club is located on the shores of Lough Ree and enjoys some of the most spectacular views to be found anywhere in the country.
County Cork, Cork & Kerry
This fabulous golf course is certain to provide one of the most memorable rounds of golf you will ever experience. The Golf Course has 14 holes immediately overlooking Bantry Bay where the warm waters of the Gulf Stream first touches land on this side of the Atlantic.
Located at the gateway to Connemara in the Gaeltacht, with commanding views of Galway Bay, the Burren, and the Aran Islands, this West of Ireland golf course is only five miles from Galway city. Built on Connemara moorland it is a high scenic area with features and colors and plant and animal life that you won’t find elsewhere.
Beaufort, Cork & Kerry
Beaufort Golf Club lies nestled at the base of Carrauntouhill Ireland’s highest mountain, part of the world famous McGillicuddy Reeks which majestically surround the beautiful Killarney valley. Set amongst 200-year-old Trees, 15th-century castle ruins, two lakes and miles of rolling meadows, Beaufort Golf Club truly is one of the hidden gems of the South West of Ireland.
Situated within 35 minutes of Dublin Airport, Beaverstown is a unique parkland course suitable for all category of golfers. This 18 hole Par 72 Golf course is set in the rolling North Dublin countryside and meanders through 32 acres of mature apple trees! If you want to play in a typical Irish Golf Club and be assured of a warm and friendly welcome this is the course for you.
The golf course was designed by Eddie Hackett, who already designed such famous golf courses as Enniscrone, Malahide and the Linksplatz in Waterville & Killarney. The Beech Park is an 18-hole course with a parkland character, stretching over a length of 5,762 meters, measured by the championship draws. Par for the men is 73, for the ladies 73.
Blessington Lakes Golf Club is set in the panoramic setting of Boystown in the heart of the Wicklow countryside. Come and enjoy a pleasant game of golf in a location where you can relax and enjoy the picturesque views of the Blessington Lakes and stunning Wicklow Mountains on the outskirts of Dublin. Blessington Lakes Golf Club, formerly known as Boystown Golf Club, was established in 1997.
Carlow, East Midlands
The natural terrain remains unchanged and the fine draining soil gives rise to a superb springy turf which earns for Carlow the reputation of inland links. The legends of golf, professional and amateur, national and international have trod these hallowed fairways with success and failure and always with some pleasure.
County Offaly, East Midlands
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Castle Barna Golf Club in Daingean, Co. Offaly is one of the most popular golf clubs in the Midlands.
Rocklands, Castlebar, North West
A warm and welcoming atmosphere is the attitude that is expected from all members to visitors, in keeping with the traditional West of Ireland attitudes.
Castleisland, Cork & Kerry
Castleisland Golf Club is a new place covering an area of 80 ha. The modern greens have a sandy substructure. The course fulfills the highest standards of a championship. This makes it playable all year round. The architect has cleverly integrated the natural trees and ground waves into the square and created a true masterpiece.
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The Bann Course is situated on the banks of the river Bann and is a testing 9 hole course designed by American Professional Harvey Penick. Don’t let the fact that there is only 9holes fool you, it is every bit of a test as its partner and boasts some stunning holes.
Falcarragh, North West
Cloughaneely Golf Club (Falcarragh Golf Club) is a 9 hole golf course set in a beautiful woodland estate in Falcarragh, North West Donegal.
Little Island, Cork & Kerry
Cork Golf Club continues to meet the demands of the modern game and in recent years has experienced major alterations under Hawtree Ltd, Golf Architects. The year 2018 will afford our Members the opportunity to celebrate 130 years in existence.
Murvagh, North West
The 18-hole golf course of Donegal Golf Club (1976) is a challenging Championship Links golf course occupying the magnificent Murvagh peninsula in Donegal Bay. The course with panoramic views is isolated from the outside world by a forest of evergreens washed on one side by the great Atlantic Ocean and by Donegal Bay on the others.
Newtown Mount Kennedy, Dublin
The 18-hole championship course of Druids Glen is known as "The Augusta of Europe”. This famous course was designed by Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock and opened in 1995. Just a year after opening, Druids Glen hosted the Irish Open for four years in a row. Druids Glen and Druids Heath belong to the Druids Glen Golf Resort.
Newtown Mount Kennedy, Dublin
The 18-holes championship course of Druids Heath belong together with the Druids Glen to the Druids Glen Golf Resort. Here the mountains, the sea and rolling Irish countryside provide stunning vistas throughout the round. The sea breeze calls for shot-making skills and imagination from the golfer.
Dunmurry, Northern Ireland
The Dunmurry Golf Club is located in Dunmurry Lane, southwest of Belfast nearby Lisburn. It consists of an 18-hole course with a par of 70.
The award winning golf course provides the golfer with a unique opportunity to play one of Northern Ireland’s finest layouts in a serene environment on outstandingly presented playing surfaces.
Enniscrone, North West
The 27 hole Enniscrone Golf Club (1918) is among the finest and most challenging traditional Irish links golf courses. It offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course. Enniscrone Golf Club is located on the scenic West Coast of Ireland in County Sligo.
Located in the famous seaside resort of Salthill Galway Golf Club offers the discerning visitor a Championship Standard 18 hole Parkland Course with spectacular views over Galway Bay, the Burren and Aran Islands.
Glasson - Athlone, West
The 18 hole Glasson Golf Club is situated outside Athlone and is part of Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club. It has justifiably earned an International reputation as one of the most challenging and scenic golf courses in Ireland.
Kells, East Midlands
Headfort Golf Club is an outstanding 36 hole parkland complex dominated by magnificent specimen trees and river scenery. Both courses take full advantage of the natural beauty of one of Ireland’s oldest and finest estates. Located near the picturesque heritage town of Kells in County Meath, it is easily accessible via Exit 10 of the new M3 motorway (35 minutes from Dublin).
Templepatrick, Northern Ireland
The 18 hole championship par 72 golf course which is fully playable all year long opened in 1999 and remains as the only David Jones/ David Feherty designed golf course in Ireland.
Hollywood Lakes Golf Club – one of the finest 18 hole parkland courses in Leinster and only 15 minutes from Dublin Airport.
Killarney, Cork & Kerry
The 54-hole Killarney Golf & Fishing Club at Mahony’s Point just 4km from Killarney belongs to the Ring of Kerry. The challenging championship courses are surrounded by the Macgillycuddy's Reeks in the lake district of Killarney. The golf courses are a must for every golfer! Killarney Golf & Fishing Club hosted the Irish Open in 1991,1992, 2010 and 2011.
Co Meath, East Midlands
The 2011 Solheim Cup organizing committee were so impressed by the plans of Killeen Castle that they named it as host venue for The 2011 Solheim Cup before construction of the golf course was completed.
County Down, Northern Ireland
Kirkistown Castle is the closest links course to Belfast, with a 45-minute scenic drive along the Ards Peninsula. It is also the closest True Links course to Royal County Down, less than an hour away.
Letterkenny, North West
A mature18-hole parkland course on the shores of Lough Swilly. The first ten holes are relatively flat with the 11th Par 5 playing up to the top seven holes that are played on a plateau, offering golfers a panoramic view of the picturesque wooded landscape, mountains, and river. The fairways are framed by trees and can be played mostly all year round. There are several lakes and drains that wind over the course and plays a role in many of the first ten holes.
Moate, East Midlands
Mount Temple Golf & Country Club is a traditionally built 18 hole golf course situated in the heart of Ireland, just over 1 hour from Dublin, 10 mins from Athlone and 5kms from the M6 motorway. It is renowned for its large links type greens and undulating fairways
Portnoo, North West
The 18-holes course of Narin & Portnoo Golf Club (1930) is situated in a beautiful seaside resort in County Donegal in the northwest of Ireland. It is considered one of the finest natural and scenic 18-hole links Golf courses in the country, with sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay. The course has been re-developed in 2004 and the new par 73 layout offers a range of teeing areas and challenges to suit all golfers.
Co. Westmeath, East Midlands
The course blend harmoniously with the environment as the natural beauty of the landscape has been used optimally. Trees and water are highlighted, so golfers can enjoy the sight of her.
Kinsale, Cork & Kerry
Located in County Cork on the South West Coast of Ireland, as the incredible brainchild of the late John O'Connor together with his brother Patrick, the Club has developed into one of the most recognized and sought-after golf experiences anywhere on earth
Oughterard Golf Club is an 18 Hole parkland course, which is lined with mature native Irish trees, including Oak, Hazel, and Birch. It is an excellent course to test your golf skills. With numerous water features, sand bunkers etc. to protect the of the course, is sometimes very challenging and a good strategically helps you to protect the par of the course
The 18 hole championship course of Portmarnock Golf Club (founded 1894) was designed by Bernhard Langer, the German golf professional. It is ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world and was voted Number 1 Course in Ireland by Golf Digest Ireland.
County Kerry, Cork & Kerry
The course boasts panoramic views across Kenmare Bay from every hole. One can enjoy these same fantastic views while enjoying a beverage in the clubhouse bar or a delicious meal in Greens Pizzeria & Restaurant. Combine this with the beautiful Kerry mountains as a backdrop, and you have one of the most spectacular settings in Ireland.
St. Anne’s Golf Club is an impressive and testing 18-holes links golf course (par 71) situated on Dublin’s most famous ecological attraction - Bull Island Nature Reserve in Dublin Bay. The island, a bird sanctuary under the protection of Unesco, is natural links terrain of sand and dunes. The island’s beach is over three miles long. Our impressive links includes three par fives and four par threes. There is not one ’pushover’ hole on the entire course and wind conditions can be a major factor in how the course is played.
While the links measures 7400 yards off the back tees it can play at a friendlier 5,500 yards off the most forward tees. Tiger Woods holds the links record at 67 and winners here have included Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington.
A very warm welcome to one of Ireland's finest golf links. We have history and wonderful golfing tradition here - but better than that, we have a fabulous golfing challenge over a magnificent links course. And when the golf is done, our clubhouse offers the ideal place for enjoyable relaxation. Our visitors are always welcomed by our friendly staff and we look forward to your visit to our Club.
Tralee, Cork & Kerry
The 18-hole Tralee Golf Club (1896) close to Tralee is situated on the rugged Atlantic coast of Ireland’s South West. The traditional seaside links course was designed by legendary Arnold Palmer in a unique and world famous scenery. Tralee Golf Course belongs to the Top 10 Ocean Courses of the World.
Tramore, South East
Tramore Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland. Founded in 1894. The Old Course is a Par 72 Championship Course designed by Jeff Howes which stretches across 6.099 meters.
Tullamore, East Midlands
Tullamore Golf Course is located just 5 kilometers south of Tullamore town.The course was re-designed in the mid-1990's by course architect, Patrick Merrigan. Tullamore Golf Course is set in mature parkland and has many picturesque views, which are enhanced by clusters of oak, beech and chestnut trees as well as stately avenues lending to a truly scenic setting.
Waterville, Cork & Kerry
The 18-hole Waterville Golf Links (1889) near Lough Currane on the Ring of Kerry is a classic links course and No. 1 in Ireland. The beautiful golf course by the sea offers a great golf experience. Sand dunes, gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces characterize this course.
Adare Village, Shannon
The 18-hole Adare Golf Club belongs to the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort. The very impressive course (Par 72) was designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr. Lakes and well placed sand hazards and last but not least the Adare Manor itself characterize this beautiful course. Adare Golf Club has been Voted Number 1 Parkland Course in Ireland for many years by Golf Digest Ireland Magazine.
Ballybunion, Cork & Kerry
The 36-holes of Ballybunion Golf Club are located by the Atlantic Ocean with fairways set amongst the gigantic duneland. Ballybunion is home to two worldclass links golf courses. These two traditional golf courses - Old Course and Cashen Course - are both unique in character, testing all aspects of shot making.
Ballyliffin - Inishowen, North West
The 36 hole Ballyliffin Golf Club (1948) consists of two outstanding and contrasting links courses designed by Nick Faldo and Pat Ruddy. The Ballyliffin Golf Club is Ireland's most northerly golf club in a spectacular setting with panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean and an outstanding presentation standards all year round.
Ballymacarry, Buncrana, North West
The 9-holes Buncrana Golf Club was formerly known as Buncrana Municipal Golf Club founded 1890. It is the oldest 9 hole links course in Ireland. A secret delight and one of the lesser known golf clubs in the area, Buncrana Golf Club is a seaside links course, offering superb views all around. The course is actually situated overlooking the beautiful 'White Strand' on the shores of the Lough Swilly and offers a challenging round of golf to players of all handicaps.
Bundoran, North West
The 18-holes Bundoran Golf Club is a challenging par 70 links course that sweeps along the rugged and picturesque Donegal Bay coastline. The Bundoran Golf Club offers a mixture of dunes and undulating terrain with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the magnificent Dartry Mountains to the east.
Belmullet, North West
Carne Golf Links was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many who have played it to be his greatest challenge.
Ballybunion, Cork & Kerry
The 18-hole championship Cashen Course (1984) is the second course of Ballybunion Golf Club and was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The par 72 links course in many ways is more irascible, more spectacular, more flirtatious, more brutal and more unforgiving and more difficult to tame than the Old Course of Ballybunion. The dunes are higher, the valleys are deeper, the greens more undulating. The Cashen Course requires acute precision especially off the tee as fairways frequently disappear around corners.
Glenbeigh, Cork & Kerry
The 18-hole Dooks Golf Club (1889) near Glenbeigh on Ring of Kerry is Kerry's oldest golf course and one of the oldest Golf Links in Ireland. The stunning golf course offers breathtaking views and is characterized by narrow genuine sandy fairways, well contoured greens and an amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers.
Enjoy a round of golf between mature trees and wild lakes on a 16th century estate that lies between Shannon and Ennis.
Fota Island, Cork & Kerry
At the Fota Island Golf Club you will find 54 championship holes. The Fota Island Golf Club belongs to the Fota Island Resort which is just a few minutes drive from Cork City's international airport. It is located in the heart of a stunning 780 acre estate. The splendid woodlands are woven into three challenging championship courses. In 2014 the resort was proud host of the Irish Open.
County Antrim,, Northern Ireland
The Championship layout is nestled in the heart of 220-acre Galgorm Castle Estate, providing a mature setting that promotes an easy, relaxing rhythm that makes playing golf so pleasurable.
Ballyliffin, North West
The 18-holes of the new Glashedy Links (1995) belong to the Ballyliffin Golf Club. It is Ireland's most northerly golf club in a spectacular setting with panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean and an outstanding presentation standards all year round. The links course is a Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock masterpiece.
Greencastle, North West
The 18-holes Greencastle Golf Club is located in the north of the scenic Inishowen Peninsula on the north coast of County Donegal. The club was originally founded in 1892 as a nine hole course. During it’s centenary year the course was redesigned by the late Eddie Hackett. This redesign included the addition of a further nine, very challenging holes.
Lahinch has had outstanding designers from its inception through to modern times; Old Tom Morris, Alister MacKenzie and Martin Hawtree.
In 1894 Old Tom Morris was commissioned to make full use of the natural terrain, especially the giant sand dunes at Lahinch. Old Tom believed that Lahinch was the finest natural links golf course that he had seen.
Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
The 36 holes of Lough Erne Resort is home to two Championship Golf Courses - The Faldo Course and Castle Hume Golf Course. The resort offers superb all year round playing conditions at one of the top golf courses in Northern Ireland.
Lisfannon, North West
The 18-holes North West Golf Club (1891) is situated in Lisfannon, Buncrana, in the Inishowen peninsula, an area of natural outstanding beauty. Measuring over 6300 yards, the classical links course is nestled beneath the so called “mouldy mountains” on the shores of Lough Swilly. The ever changing light patterns ensure that the surroundings are stunning throughout the seasons.
Ballybunion, Cork & Kerry
The 18-hole championship Old Course (1893) belongs to the Ballybunion Golf Club and was originally founded as a 12-hole course and extended to 18-holes in 1926. It became well known when it hosted the Irish Championship in 1937. The par 71 for men, 74 for ladies links course is a thrilling challenge and a supreme test of golf with many excellent holes. If there is a gentle breeze blowing you might try to play your handicap.
Ballyliffin - Inishowen, North West
The 18-holes links course of Old Links belongs to the Ballyliffin Golf Club and is Ireland's most northerly golf club in a spectacular setting with panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean and an outstanding presentation standards all year round. It undulates in the glory of its natural terrain, presenting an immensely enjoyable challenge to every golfer.
Downings - Letterkenny, North West
The 18-holes championship course of Old Tom Morris Links belongs to the Rosapenna Golf Resort. The links course is ranked No. 37 in Golf Digest Irelands Top 100 Courses 2013. It reopened in 2009 after a major facelift by Pat Ruddy. The new layout combines the old-fashioned with the contemporary.
Sneem, Cork & Kerry
The 12-hole Parknasilla Golf Club is located by the sea in Sneem on the Ring of Kerry. The parkland course is characterized by tight fairways with some interesting features. An abundance of sub-tropical vegetation is to be found here.
Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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 links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.
Portrush, Northern Ireland
The 36-hole Royal Portrush Golf Club was founded in 1888 as "The County Club" and became "The Royal County Club" in 1892. It is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links. It is the only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship.
Downings - Letterkenny, North West
The 18-hole championship course Sandy Hills Links belongs to the Rosapenna Golf Resort. The links course has been voted No. 45 in Golf Monthly Top 100 List in Great Britain & Ireland 2015/16 and No. 22 in Golf Digest Irelands Top 100 courses in 2013. It was opened in 2003 and is considered in many ways the ideal of a modern links course.
Strandhill, North West
The 18-hole course of Strandhill Golf Club was founded in 1931 as a nine-hole golf course. The present 18-hole links course was opened in 1973. It offers undulating fairways & unforgiving shortcuts as well as a superb scenery to admire while playing it – such as the Knocknarea Mountain. Severe undulations on some of the greens add to the challenge of playing Strandhill Golf Club.
The 36-holes of The K Club Golf Resort with the Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course are considered two of Europe's finest Championship Courses recently voted on the top ten worldwide golf resorts by CNN. Both courses promise to challenge and excite golfers with treacherous rough, water hazards in abundance, long greens and undulating fairways.
"Westport Golf Club is a championship parkland course situated on the shores of Clew Bay and overlooked by Ireland's Holy Mountain; Croagh Patrick. It's standing in Irish golf courses is cemented by the fact that the Fred Hawtree designed course has hosted many national championships including the Irish Amateur Close (2005) which saw Rory McIlroy crowned champion. The course can be played by golfers of various handicaps and ability."