Ireland's Best Golf Courses
Royal County Down
It is an interesting fact that Ireland’s Royal County Down is ranked as the third-best course by Top 100 Golf Courses, an independent website dedicated to ranking the best places to play on the planet. For the record, that’s third place out of roughly 32,000 golf courses dotted around the globe.
Right behind two US courses and before St Andrews in Scotland! Why you may ask.. because it is a truly stunning golf course. No wonder that it will be host of the 2015 Irish Open!
The Northern Irish course is joined in the top 100 global listings by Royal Portrush – Dunluce (14), Ballybunion – Old (19), Lahinch (43), Portmarnock (46), Waterville (58) and The European Club (68).
As for which courses this website rates as the best in the Republic of Ireland, that order of merit is as follows: Ballybunion – Old (1), Lahinch (2), Portmarnock (3), Waterville (4), The European Club (5), County Sligo (6), Tralee (7), County Louth (8), Ballyliffin (9) and Rosapenna (10).
Now, how do Top 100 Golf Courses make its selections? The ranking is decided by people like you and me, as well as expert opinion from people like club pros.
A real balance of experience and passion which makes it a real people’s ranking!
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