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Photo: © Diogo Palhais
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Golf in County Dublin

The County Dublin lies in the province of Leinster and is named after the city of Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. To the east, Dublin has an Irish Sea coastline that stretches for roughly 100 kilometres (62 miles). This county accounts for about 27% of the Republic of Ireland's population; most of them live in Dublin city. This area has a lot of famous and historic golf courses and most of them are located on the outskirts of Dublin and along the coast.

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Golf in County Dublin
The Royal Dublin Golf Club, founded in 1885, is the oldest golf club in County Dublin and Ireland's second oldest golf club. Its 18-hole links golf course is located on Bull Island. The best golf courses in County Dublin lie along the coast, starting at Bull Island, along Howth and up the coast to Skerries. Top golf courses which definitely deserve a visit when in County Dublin are: Royal Dublin, Portmarnock Golf Club and its neighbour Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, The Island Golf Club and Howth Golf Club. Staying in Dublin is great when visiting the area for a golf break. Enjoy the bustling city life and the many pubs and restaurants. Pop to The International Bar for authentic, often local music, one of the city's best comedy venues is also upstairs if you fancy a laugh or head to local's favourite, The Workman's Club. Or relax in the lovely parks in Dublin, like St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square. Getting to County Dublin is easy. Dublin Airport is located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre. There are several transport options for those travelling to Dublin City Centre and beyond. You can travel directly from Dublin Airport to central locations such as O'Connell Street.

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Best reviews of golf courses in County Dublin
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Review date: 26 June 2018Handicap: 17.4
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Howth Golf Club
Howth is a hidden gem on the verge of being discovered. Located on a peninsula about a half hours drive of Dublin airport it's a real find. When driving up there you don't realise that the course is located on top of the hill with amazing views all over Dublin including at least 5 other courses worthwhile playing as well. The staff is extremely friendly and so are the mem…
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8.5
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Played on: 24 June 2018 Review date: 26 June 2018Handicap: 17.4
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The Royal Dublin Golf Club
The experience of playing Royal Dublin starts when you cross the wooden one way bridge to reach the island were the club was founded in 1885. This Colt design is the 2nd oldest club in Ireland and tradition is found all over the clubhouse. An other interesting fact is that, if you wear shorts, you have to wear white ankle covering socks! 4 out of our party did not have an…
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Review date: 27 June 2018Handicap: 17.4
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The Island Golf Club
The drive to the Island (about half an hour north of Dublin) is very nice. Especially the last part where the water is just right of the road and you see the clubhouse in the distance. The clubhouse itself is not very interesting but the golf course, designed in 1890, is extremely nice. We played it on an exceptional hot day in June and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. E…
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Played on: 23 June 2018 Review date: 26 June 2018Handicap: 17.4
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Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
Built on the old Jameson Whisky estate next to Portmarnock old this well designed links is made for guests and locals. We arrived at the hotel entrance and then it's a bit hard to find the pro shop but when we did they were super friendly. The course is designed by Bernard Langer & Stan Eby in 1995 At the first tee a very friendly starter awaited us and took a picture.…
FAQ's about golf in County Dublin
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What is the best golf course in County Dublin?
The Island Golf Club is the best golf course in County Dublin. Out of 58 golf courses in County Dublin, the rating 9.3 of The Island Golf Club is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in County Dublin
Is County Dublin good for golf?
A 10.0 rating indicates County Dublin is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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