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Golf in Ireland


Top-20 Golf Courses in Ireland

Golfing in Ireland should be on the “to do” list of every golfer.

We (in Ireland) divide the course types in mainly two categories: Parkland and Links.

Other types like Cliffs, Seasides and Heathers are included in the parklands although some of them are kind of Links – but anyway.

Links are much more defined by their design and have to be close to the sea, leading through the sand dunes and are sand based throughout the whole course.  Hazards are mainly the always changing winds, seagrass rough and deep bunkers. Water, trees or other hazards are not very common.

The nature of wild and sand based golf course allows play all year around

Along the ca. 3200km long Irish coastline there are many Links that have mede themselves a great name and became a international symbol of the golf holiday destination Ireland.

So it is not surprising that according to Golf Digest, among the Top-20 courses in Ireland there are 17 Links to find.

The 2017 Golf Digest Top-20 Golf Courses in Irland are:

  1. Royal County Down GC
  2. Royal Portrush GC
  3. Portmarnock GC (Old)
  4. Lahinch GC
  5. Waterville GC
  6. Trallee GC
  7. Ballybunion GC (Old Course)
  8. The European GC
  9. County Sligo GC
  10. County Louth GC
  11. Ballyliffin GC (Glashedy Course)
  12. Old Head GC – Cliff
  13. The Island GC
  14. Enniscrone GC
  15. Portstewart GC (Strand Course)
  16. Belmullet GC
  17. Mount Juliet GC – Parkland
  18. Ballyliffin GC (Old Links)
  19. K-Club (Palmer Course) – Parkland
  20. Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg

Check out your golf game on the breath taking Irish Links and enjoy the nature of the most original golf courses you can find.