Time and time again, Ireland is hailed for it’s fantastic, picturesque golf courses. If you’re interested in golf vacations in Ireland, it’s worth knowing which are the best courses. Book to play at any of the courses we’ve listed for you, and we’ll guarantee you’ll love the experience. Royal County Down (Co. Down) – This golf course has attracted many a famous face, from Tiger Woods to Tom Watson as they prepared for the Open Championships. Ireland’s current best star, Rory Mcllroy, also often plays a round there. When it’s frequented by the best, you know it’s a good course. Portmarnock (Co. Dublin) – This course is located just outside of the city of Dublin, which means that there are plenty of options for entertainment for an eventful evening. Portmarnock has hosted a huge range of championships, including the Canada Cup, the Walker Cup and the Irish Open. It has a driving course, a chipping and putting green, and a short game area.
This course holds the honour of being the only Irish course to have hosted the British Open. If you like a challenge, this is the place to go. There are two courses, the famous Dunluce Links championship course and the Valley Links course. Waterville (Co. Kerry) – If you want to take in gorgeous views, you need to visit this course. Facing out onto the Atlantic Ocean, you can golf while surrounded by the beautiful hills of Co. Kerry. The hedging on the course helps cut down on the wind coming in from the ocean, making your golfing vacations in Ireland much more comfortable. Lahinch (Co. Clare) – Called the ‘St. Andrews of Ireland’ by golfing fans, this course isn’t to be missed. Its most famous residents are a herd of goats, descended from the goats an old Lahinch caddy used to own. If you want to check out something a bit quirky, this is the place to go.
Arnold Palmer designed the two courses at this beautiful spot in the Kildare countryside. Once you’re done enjoying his handiwork, you can stay at the adjoining hotel and spa for some much needed pampering. County Louth (Baltray, Co. Louth) – This course is considered one of the best kept secrets of Irish golf. The natural beauty of their courses is something you really have to see in person. It’s also a well established golfing course, with both international and national events being held there. Getting around – Of course, if you want to visit any of these courses you’ll need to organise transportation. If you want to make the most out of your vacation, why not book with us? Executive Travel Solutions will create excellent custom golfing tour just for you, so you get to visit every course you want on your golfing vacations in Ireland. You’ll also travel in style and comfort in our luxury cars and buses. Get in touch and see how much we can do for you.
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