The Golf Digest Volvo Top 100 golf course in Ireland have been reviled for 2018 and once again the SWING courses feature prominently in the final rankings. Powerhouse’s Lahinch (4), Waterville (5) , Tralee (6) & Ballybunion Old (7) can all once again be pleased with their high positioning which provides further confirmation of their outstanding quality. Dooks Golf Links (24) has edged closer to the top 20 by moving up one position from the 2017 ratings. Killarney Killeen (32) has also moved up one position from last year with Mahony’s Point (91) retaining its position in the top 100. The remaining SWING member courses are present in the list with presence of Ballybunion Cashen (57), Dromoland (59) and Dingle Golf Links (74) demonstrating the wide selection of top class golf the South West has to offer. SWING’s associate members the Old Head (14) , Trump Doonbeg (21) and Cork (39) are all also well placed again this year.
The Volvo-sponsored list was drawn up by “a panel of industry experts and a second panel of 80 readers” who “spent months visiting golf courses throughout the island of Ireland,” the magazine said in a press release.