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Golf in Leinster

Leinster is one of the four provinces of Ireland and is situated in the east of Ireland. The traditional flag of Leinster features a golden harp on a green background. The capital city of Ireland - Dublin - lies in this province. The Royal Curragh Golf Club - located in County Kildare - is Ireland's oldest golf course and the oldest in Leinster. There is proof that golf was first played on the plains of the Curragh iin 1852.

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Golf in Leinster
Leinster is a great golf destination and is home to many historic and highly rated golf clubs. Along the coast near Dublin you will find great links courses like The Island Golf Club, The European Club, Portmarnock Golf Club, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links and The Royal Dublin Golf Club. But there are also many lovely parkland courses in Leinster, like Killeen Castle, The K Club, Mount Juliet Estate, Druids Glen and Wicklow Golf Club, which is basically a parkland clifftop course. So, there is enough variety in Leinster for all type of golfers. In and around Dublin the green fee prices can be high, but a little bit further inland or further away, the prices drop quickly. Combine a golf trip to Leinster with some nightlife in Dublin and you'll have a great golf break. Getting to Leinster is easy. Dublin Airport is located in this province and is located just 10km north of Dublin City Centre. There are several transport options for those travelling to Dublin City Centre and beyond.

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Leonard
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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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Leonard
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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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Leonard
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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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Jeroen
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Played on: 24 June 2018 Review date: 26 June 2018Handicap: 16
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The Royal Dublin Golf Club
The drive up to Royal Dublin GC via the narrow wooden bridge is great and the only way to access the club which is located on a little island - called Bull Island - in the Dublin harbour which was formed in the early 1900s. This members club breathes tradition, so make sure to check the dressing guidelines (like wearing white socks when in shorts). In our opinion it onl…
FAQ's about golf in Leinster
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What is the best golf course in Leinster?
The Island Golf Club is the best golf course in Leinster. Out of 167 golf courses in Leinster, the rating 9.3 of The Island Golf Club is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Leinster
Is Leinster good for golf?
A 9.6 rating indicates Leinster 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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