Top 10 Irish Golf Vacation courses
There is always a discussion as to the best golf clubs to play in Ireland and by no means do we think our list is definitive! However, one thing cannot be argued… Ireland is just one astonishingly beautiful place to play golf. If you would like to see some tours we have on offer for Irish Golf Breaks, or why not contact us and let us work out your dream golf vacation to the glorious Emerald Isle!
1. Royal County Down Golf Course (Co. Down)
Nestling at the foothills of the Mountains of Mourne, Royal County Down enjoys drier weather than the rest of the Emerald Isle. Royal County Down will host The Irish Open in 2015.
2. Portmarnock Golf Course (Co. Dublin)
Many championships have been hosted here including The Canada Cup, The Walker Cup, and The Irish Open. The course has many accolades…. spectacular we say!
3. Royal Portrush Golf Course (Co. Antrim)
The Royal Portrush, which is the only club in Ireland to have hosted The British Open, houses both the challenging Dunluce Links championship course and the lesser-known but also challenging Valley Links course.
4. Waterville Golf Course (Co. Kerry)
Located in the south of Ireland, Waterville gives you fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding hills.
5. Ballybunion Golf Course (Co Kerry)
The Old Course features challenging holes nestled in grassy dunes and has been frequently rated among the top courses in the world overlooking the delightful Kerry shoreline
6. Lahinch Golf Course (Co Clare)
Often called the “St. Andrews of Ireland”, Lahinch features some two challenging courses and hosted the South of Ireland Championship.
7. Lough Erne, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
A beautiful course that boasts Rory McIlroy as its Touring Pro. With a five-star hotel attached, it’s a luxury location but you get a lot for your money. With a mix of links and parkland, right on the banks of Lough Erne, there are two 18-hole courses to choose from with The Faldo, designed by six-time Major winner.
8. K Club (Co Kildare)
Arnold Palmer again designed the two courses at this club located in the Kildare countryside. The courses provide plenty of challenges with water hazards, rolling fairways, and long greens.
9. County Louth Golf Course (Baltray, Co Louth)
County Louth, sometimes called Baltray, has hosted both National and International events at the amateur and professional level. The natural beauty of the area combined with the strength of the course led “Golf World” magazine to call the course, “one of the best-kept secrets of Irish golf.”
10. Adare Golf Resort (Co Limerick)
Robert Trent Jones, Sr’s beautiful masterpiece nestles against the panorama of the Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort. This 18 championship hole course features aquatic challenges of a 14-acre lake in the first nine holes!