Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is justifiably famous for a number of things – the people, the scenery and the sights. It’s also one of the world’s leading destinations for golf. A golfing trip to the Emerald Isle will not only convince you of Ireland’s golf pedigree, it will also challenge any perceptions you had about the quality of the great game in Ireland.

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8.8
sarahforrest
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Played on: 8 March 2021

Does this Eddie Hackett golf course have it all? ⁠ ⁠ From dead bodies to ancient food storage. From ocean side golf holes to mountains views and Forests, check this out. ⁠ ⁠ The par 3,5th is their signature hole, called Valley of Tears. I wonder how it earned that name! It may be the lack of fairway, target golf is very much in order for this hole! That said the green is …

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8.5
sarahforrest
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Played on: 8 March 2021

The 18 hole course is called the Dunes measuring 5723 to 7029 yards. Labelled as a dune land course, its look is more akin to the moons surface. With huge dips and hollows being dominated and overshadowed by the dunes, some of the highest in Western Europe. ⁠ ⁠ The whole course was in such amazing condition. Tee boxes were like islands of vibrant green amidst the long swa…

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9.0
sarahforrest
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Played on: 8 March 2021

There is something quite familiar about Galway Bay, and until recently I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. Then it came to me! ⁠ Read how:⁠ http://golfgurugroup. blogspot. com or https://golfgurugroup. com under the Travelling Lady Golfer tab. ⁠ ⁠ Arriving at Galway Bay, I genuinely had no idea what I might expect, I don’t always like to research where I’m going so it …

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8.8
sarahforrest
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Played on: 25 February 2021

A great parkland course, who’s relative newness doesn’t detract from it being a fantastic play and location just an hour and a half from Dublin. This beautiful Irish country Estate extends to approx 500 acres with the River Nore shaping its very existence as it dissects the 180-acre golf course. Completed just 30 years ago in 1991 Jack Nicklaus was called in to give i…

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9.0
sarahforrest
Ambassador
Played on: 25 February 2021

Irelands home of golf since 1893 with the original links designed by Old Tom Morris and revisions from Harry Vardon and Harry Colt. The later addition of another golf course, Sandy Hills, in 2003 was designed by Pat Ruddy. With some softening of the design being done by Beau Welling. ⁠ ⁠ Marked differences in the two designs of the two complementary courses are Old Tom ro…

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9.0
sarahforrest
Ambassador
Played on: 25 February 2021

Founded in 1890, The Island GC is one of the first twelve golf clubs in Ireland, and is the third oldest in Dublin, predating Portmarnock by four years. Despite its name, The island is not on an island but on a spur of land with the sea on three sides. For the first 100 years of the club's life, even up until 1973, access to the golf course was via boat, across the estuar…

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8.1
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tdunirl2
Bronze
Played on: 24 February 2021
Handicap while playing: 11.0

I was a member here for a few years. A fantastic course only bettered in my opinion for a first-time visit by Waterville. Greta variety, big sweeping dunes but a few nice long wide 'breather holes' mixed in with amazing dunes narrow tricky holes. Nearly always great greens and the scenery is to die for-make sure you travel to the top tee on the 12th hole.

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6.4
Played on: 9 February 2021
Handicap while playing: 13.0

A little underwhelmed as the reviews called it a hidden gem. Very straight up and down course, no great layout or design challenges. Very busy on the course. Not the best value in the area.

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8.4
Ton28
Gold
Played on: 18 January 2021
Handicap while playing: 14.2

Geweldige golfbaan, nog nooit eerder op een baan gestaan van deze kwaliteit. Top, dit is in heel Nederland niet te vinden.

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9.3
Played on: 24 December 2020
Handicap while playing: 5.0

If someone would ask me what the best 9 holes would be which I have played. Tralee second nine are on top of the best inter world. Go there and be surprised how good it is.

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Play golf in Republic of Ireland

Internationally, Ireland’s commitment to golf was rewarded with the staging of the Ryder Cup 2006 at the Palmer Course of the K Club. The Ryder Cup is set to return to Ireland in 2027 to Adare Manor. Famous Irish golf courses are Old Head Golf Links, The European Club, Lahinch Golf Club, The Island Golf Club, Killeen Castle, Adare Manor, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Druids Glen and Fota Island. With more than 300 golf clubs - including a third of the world’s natural links courses - and a slew of exceptional championships courses in spectacular locations, it’s no wonder that golf in Ireland is here to stay. Irish golf courses attract thousands of golfers from all over the world. This year, why not join them? There are also several great golf resorts in Ireland. If you're looking for golf and other entertainment, then consider Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, Adare Manor, Rosapenna Golf Resort, The K Club Golf Resort or Luttrellstown Castle Resort.
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