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Golf in 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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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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Best reviews of golf courses in Republic of Ireland
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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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9.1
Paddy_Golf
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Played on: 13 January 2018 Review date: 18 January 2018Handicap: 7
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Lahinch Golf Club
What's good? I'm bias, it's my home course, however Lahinch's world ranking (Old Course) is 36th so I may not be the only bias person after playing it! The castle course is for the junior and senior members, i've marked it 6/10, it's a nice run around if your looking to see where your game is at and to get rid of any cobwebs. The Old Course is where it is at. If you want …
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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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GuillemMataró
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Review date: 29 May 2019Handicap: 9.5
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Tralee Golf Club
I played Tralee for the first time 11 years ago, I remembered it as a good course... now I can say it’s a great course. I just love it. Gorgeous back nine specially.
FAQ's about golf in Republic of Ireland
Have questions? These are the most popular questions with data-driven answers.
What is the best golf course in Republic of Ireland?
The Golf Course at Adare Manor is the best golf course in Republic of Ireland. Out of 331 golf courses in Republic of Ireland, the rating 9.4 of The Golf Course at Adare Manor is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Republic of Ireland
Is Republic of Ireland good for golf?
A 9.4 rating indicates Republic of Ireland 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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