Ireland is famous for the quality of golf on offer and a large number of championship courses at the very top of international standards have been created in the last 10-20 years. Most of these are Parkland courses, often attached to luxury hotels.But it is for lovers of Links golf that Ireland is a true paradise. All along the coast there are gems of Links, famous and less well known, which will test the most experienced links enthusiast and provide those who have never played Links golf before with a truly memorable experience. The famous Irish courses feature regularly on specialist golf tours, but there are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of excellent but lesser known courses in the country. We have tried to include some of the lesser known but especially enjoyable courses to this list as well as the famous 'must play' ones.
Most golfing visitors to Ireland are especially keen to play on our famous links courses, but you’ll need to be equipped for the challenge.
Don’t overlook less well known courses especially at high season when the famous ones are both very busy and charging maximum green fees.Read More
The Irish Open, which dates back to 1927, is extremely popular as a spectator event, as is the pro-am which takes place before it – so if you plan to attend, book early.
The venue this year is the beautiful Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, a great venue and one where non-golfers will find plenty to do away from the course.Read More