Ireland has always been synonymous with fantastic panoramas, beautiful scenery and landmarks and great golf. For those of you who have always wished to plan the ultimate golf vacation in Ireland then visiting some of Ireland’s 350 18-hole golf courses is the perfect addition to your trip to Ireland.
If you are a fan of links golf, then you will be in paradise during this vacation in Ireland. With so many courses to choose from, some well-known golf courses sit tucked up in suburbia, some glide through woodlands while others are situated near unmatched scenery. Some of our top picks for golf courses around this scenic country include the following;
Portmarnock Golf Course, Co. Dublin
This golf course is renowned across the golfing world as one of the truly great links courses. Winner of the prestigious “Top Golf Course in Ireland” in 2014 by Golf Digest of Ireland, Portmarnock Golf Course is situated on the north side of Dublin, approximately 12 miles from the city centre.
Carne Golf Links, Co. Mayo
The west of Ireland, boasts many world-class golf courses including Enniscone Golf Course, Rosses Point and Strandhill however the raw beauty and endless dunes of the Carne Golf Links is simply stunning. Playing in dunes which rise 150 metres above sea level, along the Wild Atlantic Way route this course boasts unspoilt views across to the Nephin Beg mountains. Carne is now one of the world’s must-play links golf courses, complete with 27 holes, which rise and fall dramatically through dunes.
Cork Golf Club
Sitting not too far from the 5-star Fota Island Resort, the Cork Golf Club has recently implemented a hugely successful four-year renovation programme which has taken the course to a new level. The new completed renovation now boasts bunkering which have brought challenges as well as tremendous character to holes.
Scrabo Golf Club, County Down
Sitting high on a hill at the head of Strangford Lough, Scrabo Golf Club is a hillside course with an erratic landscape with scenery all round and views across to Scotland and the Isle of Man. Dating back to 1907 the shape of the landscape is epitomised by the opening hole, which heads straight up to Scrabo Tower.