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Where to golf in Ireland?

Where to golf in Ireland?
When people think of traveling for golf holidays, most set their sights on the home of all things golf – Scotland. But there’s something to be said for the next-door neighbour Although mostly famous for Irish whisky, pints of Guinness, rain and rolling green hills, Ireland also boasts 100’s of golf courses set in magical landscapes – and the craic is off the charts!

Royal County Down


Ranked number one by Golf Digest Volvo is Royal County Down, located in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Home to two 18-hole links courses as well as the Championship Course and Annesley Links, the club is frequently voted one of the top courses in the world and continues to host multiple international tournaments. The course is available for visitors to book everyday except Wednesdays and caddies are available for your round.

Portmarnock Golf Club


If you’re looking to stay in the Republic, the Portmarnock Golf Club in County Dublin is your best bet. Opened in 1894, Portmarnock is another world-class range, only 20 minutes drive from Dublin airport. The course is open to visitors 7 days a week and lunch is included in your green fees, plus downtown Dublin and the Guinness Storehouse in downtown Dublin is only a short train ride away!

If one course isn’t enough to whet your appetite, a golf holiday package might be right for you. There are several companies that run 1-2 night stays with Irish golf resorts and will tailor your package to suit budget, time and skill-level. Try golfbreaks.ie, cassidygolf.ie or swinggolfireland.ie to start planning your tour.