Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club
Founded in 1909, Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club boasts a stunning traditional links course. With its undulating greens and narrow fairways, the course hides unexpected hazards and challenges. Set by the sea in the beautiful village of Bettystown, the course is a must-visit spot when in the Dublin region.
Seapoint Golf Links
Measuring 7,150 yards, Seapoint Golf Links is a challenging test for even the best golfers. The ever-changing weather conditions conspire to ensure that every round is different and unpredictable. This relatively young links course has already hosted the Irish PGA twice and a European Tour event in 1998.
Arklow Golf Links
With its rugged sand dunes and elegantly meandering fairways, Arklow Golf Links is the ultimate traditional links course. Formed by Hawtree and Taylor in 1927, it has evolved with additional inputs from Eddie Hackett and Eddie Connaughton. Incorporating Wicklow’s evergreen beauty and boasting stunning views of the Irish sea, Arklow Golf Links is where you can play some of the best golf Ireland has to offer.
Blainroe Golf Club
Offering spectacular views of the Irish Sea and with the Wicklow Mountains as a beautiful backdrop, Blainroe Golf Club boasts an 18-hole championship course. Blainroe enjoys its own micro-climate which makes it a unique spot for golf all year round. This par 72 course carries the prestigious Hawtree & Son design signature and includes tricky fairway bunkers and sand-based greens. The course is well-known as one of the finest golf courses on Ireland’s east coast.
Mount Juliet Estate golf course, a masterpiece of Jack Nicklaus, opened in 1991 and has established itself as one of the best golf courses in Ireland. The layout is gloriously positioned amongst the woodland and rolling pastures and its beautiful accommodation incorporates the true meaning of Irish hospitality. The course has played host to legends like Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, and Tiger Wood, who declared the course at Mount Juliet Estate presented “perfect fairways” and the “best greens we’ve putted on all year”.
Slieve Russell Hotel & Country Club
Splendidly wrapped around the drumlins and lakes of the landscapes of county Cavan, Slieve Russell Hotel & Country Club boasts a magnificent 18-hole championship course. The luxury and comfort of the hotel’s rooms, and the dreamy views of the lakes, guarantee an unforgettable stay, whilst the tricky greens of the course promise a worthwhile round of golf. The course has hosted major championships such as The Irish PGA Championship and a PGA Pro-Am tournament.
The Heritage Golf Club
Within the rustic landscapes of the Heritage Golf Resort lies a splendid course co-designed by the Ryder-cup legend Seve Ballesteros and renowned golf architect Jeff Howes. The two created a little piece of heaven for golfers that offers the challenging golf experience that Ireland’s golf courses are well-known for.
Carton House Hotel & Golf Resort
Situated in the midst of a private parkland in County Kildare, Carton House Hotel & Golf Resort is home to two stunning championship courses. The O’Meara course is a classic parkland positioned on the banks of the River Rye, meandering through lush woodlands. The majestic Montgomerie course will take you on a journey across impeccable greens, against the stunning backdrop of the resort. The 36-hole Carton House has been the proud host of three Irish Opens as well as the World Amateur Team championships.
Mount Wolseley Hotel & Golf Resort
The course at Mount Wolseley Hotel & Golf Resort is a grandiose 18-hole championship course designed by Christy O’Connor Jr. With its unforgiving rough, testing water hazards, and lush greens – this par 72 course will not disappoint even the most discerning player. The resort offers exceptional comfort and guarantees a memorable stay whilst the layout promises an idyllic experience of golf in Ireland.
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