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Author: Jeroen Korving
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The best European golf courses with a lighthouse

16 June 2022
3 min. read
Jeroen Korving
A lighthouse historically has acted as a beacon for navigational aid for sailors. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, and reefs. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to much cheaper, more sophisticated and effective electronic navigational systems. Many golfers however adore them, perhaps because they see them as a beacon of hope (on their round) or - which is more like - because they are often located on or next to some really iconic golf courses.
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Lovely views towards the lighthouse at Old Head Golf Links in Ireland (Photo credits: member WimdeBelg)

When asked about a golf course with a lighthouse, most golfers will immediately mention the 18th hole on the Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort or the 4th (or 15th hole) at Old Head. This is mainly due to the iconic red and white - or black and white in the case of Old Head - striped lighthouse. A lighthouse as a backdrop really adds a lot to the whole experience and will make you remember that hole even more. If you love links or seaside golf courses, then this article is made for you!

Here are the 10 best and most iconic golf courses with a lighthouse in Europe! Add them directly to your buck list by clicking the 'heart symbol' located on the top right of each club photo in the list below!

Trump Turnberry Resort (Scotland)

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9.3
59 Reviews
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outstanding
9.3
59 Reviews
Trump Turnberry Resort
United Kingdom, South Ayrshirefrom £395
4 golf courses45 holes

The County Sligo Golf Club (Ireland)

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9.1
27 Reviews
9.1
27 Reviews
The County Sligo Golf Club
Republic of Ireland, County Sligofrom €175
2 golf courses27 holes

Falsterbo Golfklubb (Sweden)

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9.1
35 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
9.1
35 Reviews
Falsterbo Golfklubb
Sweden, Skånefrom SEK 1,200
1 golf course18 holes

Ardglass Golf Club (Northern Ireland)

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9.1
21 Reviews
9.1
21 Reviews
Ardglass Golf Club
United Kingdom, Northern Irelandfrom £115
1 golf course18 holes

Old Head Golf Links (Ireland)

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9.0
60 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
9.0
60 Reviews
Old Head Golf Links
Republic of Ireland, County Corkfrom €275
1 golf course18 holes

Club de Golf Alcanada (Spain)

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8.8
164 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
8.8
164 Reviews
Club de Golf Alcanada
Spain, Mallorcafrom €77
1 golf course18 holes

Nefyn & District Golf Club (Wales)

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8.8
42 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
8.8
42 Reviews
Nefyn & District Golf Club
United Kingdom, Walesfrom £65
2 golf courses27 holes

The Renaissance Club (Scotland)

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8.9
11 Reviews
8.9
11 Reviews
The Renaissance Club
United Kingdom, East Lothianfrom £300
1 golf course18 holes

Fraserburgh Golf Club (Scotland)

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8.7
18 Reviews
8.7
18 Reviews
Fraserburgh Golf Club
United Kingdom, Aberdeenshirefrom £80
2 golf courses27 holes

Dunbar Golf Club (Scotland)

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8.3
29 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
8.3
29 Reviews
Dunbar Golf Club
United Kingdom, East Lothianfrom £65
1 golf course18 holes

Other golf courses with a lighthouse which are slightly lower-ranked are Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf ClubGolf De Biarritz le Phare, Royal Cromer Golf Club (England), Flamborough Head Golf Club (England) and North Foreland Golf Club (England).

We hope we have inspired you to play one or more of these golf courses! If we have missed a great club, just reach out to us via social media or our Help Center!

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