Within a picturesque curve of coastline, 10 miles to the north of Dublin City and only a 15-minute drive from Dublin Airport, Portmarnock Golf Club sits majestically on a narrow tongue of shallow duneland. And as a measure of its enduring quality, it remains one of the most respected venues in world golf.
The Island is a classic championship links founded in 1890 and until 1973 was only accessed by boat from Malahide. Although close to Dublin Airport, it enjoys a peaceful peninsula setting amongst high dunes. It is constantly rated as one of the top courses in Ireland.
The European Club is located in tumbling dunes just south of Dublin, and features sweeping sea views from nineteen of the twenty holes. As one of the longest links at 7,490-yards from the tip, this links is designed to meet the challenge of the modern player with modern equipment. Hundreds of title winners have discovered it to be an exhilarating test for the top players of today and tomorrow: Tiger Woods holds the links record at 67 and Rory McIlroy won the Irish Amateur title here.
County Louth Golf Club has attained a reputation for producing some of Ireland’s greatest golfers over the years. In 1938, Golf Architects Tom Simpson and Molly Gourlay redesigned the par 72 course to one that provides one of the purest and fairest tests of links golf in the world. Enjoy the exhilarating air and panoramic views of the Cooley and Mourne mountains as you stroll along a six-mile-long sand dune-lined beach.
Ranked regularly in the top three parkland golf courses in Ireland, the Palmer courses of the Kildare Golf Resort boasts many dramatic landscapes with dune style mounding. The course design offers many vantage points for spectators to view golf professionals at work. Come lose yourself on this true Championship Golf Course that has played host to some of golf’s most exciting moments.
Founded in 1885 by Mr. John Lumsden, The Royal Dublin Golf Club is steeped in golfing history and presents a stern golfing examination on a truly magnificent links course and is widely accepted as one of the greatest links courses in the world. The links was originally designed by H.S. Colt, the world-famous golf architect from Sunningdale. The Royal Dublin Golf Club has hosted many Irish championships, starting with the Irish Amateur Open in 1894.