Golf In Ireland
When it comes to golf in Ireland, we have all the bases covered. You can choose to play golf in Northern Ireland or in Southern Ireland. Or you can choose to play golf in both – it really is up to you. Our golf tours in Ireland cover all of the main courses you may wish to play. Our Ireland golf breaks are so special because of the range of courses we offer.
Northern Ireland Giants Causeway Links Tour
You have a great choice of courses to play golf in Northern Ireland. These include Ballyliffin, described by Nick Faldo as ‘the most natural course ever’. Royal Portrush is also a real treat for serious golfers. It is also home to one of the most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links. The only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship, Royal Portrush welcomes visitors to face the challenges of its courses.
Only thirty miles south of Belfast you will find the Royal County Down Golf Course. The ninth hole is said to be one of the most photographed holes in the world of golf. A 486 yard par 4, it is played from one side of a huge mound down to a fairway some 60 ft below and 260 yards from the tee. From the bottom of the slope the second shot is played over two bunkers to a raised green. Are you ready to be challenged?!
Golf in Ireland – Southern Ireland Options
Visitors choose from a great range of options in Southern Ireland. We cover the three main regions with our tour packages. In Kerry you have the choice to play at Tralee Golf club and Ballybunion Old. The Ring of Kerry is also nearby so you can take in some views as you travel around. Waterville Golf links and Dooks are nearby too. A visit to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club will allow you to play O’ Mahoneys Point.
County Clare is home to the world renowned Lahinch and Doonbeg Championship Courses. These attract thousands of golfers every year from all over the world.In County Limerick you can play Adare Golf Club. This Robert Trent Jones designed course is set on the grounds of Adare Manor. It offers a very enjoyable round of golf in a great location. County Cork is home to the spectacular Old Head of Kinsale Links. This course is set hundreds of feet high above dramatic cliffs and is also surrounded by the ocean on all sides.
Golf in Ireland – East Coast Golf
The Capital City of Ireland, Dublin, is endowed with world rated golf courses. Royal Dublin is an especial treat to play. This has a classic Scottish links feature not often found in Ireland – the nine out, nine in wedge design . Other links courses include the world famous Portmarnock, home to many Irish Opens and also the 1991 Walker Cup. Of course, you are not limited to Dublin. Louth offers the Baltray course which is also near to Dublin.
Kildare is home to the K Club – another especially world famous course. Wicklow is only twenty miles from Dublin and is therefore well worth a visit too. The Mount Juliet golf course is only a short distance from Kilkenny City. Jack Nicklaus designed this course which also hosted the 1993, 1994 and 1995 Irish Open. Mount Juliet also hosted the 2001 American Express World Golf Tournament, won by Tiger Woods.
Golf in Ireland – West Coast Links Golf
The main counties for our West Coast Links are Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo. In Donegal you can play the Murvagh Golf course. County Galway has the Commemara Golf Club where a par 72 is rarely achieved. Could you become one of the few? Carne links in Belmullet is also one of our golf courses which is located amongst exceptional scenery. Sligo Golf Club also offers Rosses Point – W.B.Yeats country. The Wild Atlantic wind offers a special challenge here. Consequently, the best golfers will love this course!