Throughout the four main Irish golf regions are some of the world’s top links and parkland golf courses including Ballybunion, Royal County Down & Old Head.
The south-west is widely regarded as the best region for golfers to visit. With an array of golf courses all located within a reasonable distance from each other, the south-west is perfectly designed for golf tours. Some of the best courses are to be found here including Ballybunion, Tralee & Waterville. Many golfers who visit the south-west base themselves in Killarney during their trip. They also move to Lahinch, Dingle & Kinsale to play some of the other courses that the south-west has to offer.
Over the last number of years, Northern Irish golf has grown immensely, along with the success of its golfers such as Rory Mcilroy & Graeme McDowell. With Royal County Down & Royal Portrush among its arsenal, the quality of courses in Norther Ireland is up there with the best in the world. There is also plenty to do besides golf, with the Titanic Museum & the Game Of Thrones experience among favourites, and notably, Giants Causeway is ever-popular. This year’s Irish Open will be staged at the picturesque Portstewart and is sure to impress the golfing world.
The West & North West is really the hidden Gem of golf in Ireland. It might not have the big names like that of Royal County Down & Ballybunion, but it has some of the best links courses that you can experience in Ireland. Most notably, Rosapenna & Enniscrone provide golfers with unique golf challenges along the Wild Atlantic way which you will be sure to never forget. The rugged landscape and remote locations are something to behold.
Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is located on the east coast and host some fantastic courses within easy reach of the city centre. From Portmarnock to Royal Dublin, to the Island & St. Anne’s, there are some fantastic courses to enjoy. If you fancy parkland golf, Carton House & The K Club are within an hours drive while Royal County Down is 2 hours up the motorway. Once you have completed your golf, you can enjoy the everything Dublin has to offer from the Guinness Storehouse to the tourist district of Temple Bar during your stay.