Known as the most westerly golf course in Ireland, Dingle Golf Links is surrounded on three sides by majestic hills of the West. Known locally as Ceann Sibeal, the 18 hole layout was designed by the great Eddie Hackett. In his design, Hackett created a stream which features on 12 of the holes and the course features elements similar to his other famous design, Waterville Golf Links.
The sounds of the Atlantic Ocean will accompany you as you progress from hole to hole, eventually visible as the rolling hills give way to the sea. The beautiful and historical Blasket Islands too can be seen in the distance, battered and wave-hewn by the Atlantic. More recently, the set for the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi could be seen from the links.
The clubhouse at Ceann Sibéal houses a club bar and dining room that offer expansive views of the surrounding links grounds. Amazingly, you can see every hole on the course from the clubhouse. Its menu is created with the surroundings in mind, with locally-sourced produce from both land and sea.
- FOUNDED 1924
- DESIGNED Eddie Hackett & Christy O'Connor Jnr.
- TYPE Links
- PAR 72
- LENGTH 6,696 yards
- HOLES 18
Where to stay
There is a wide range of accommodation available throughout the Dingle Peninsula. These include Town Homes, Country Homes, Guesthouses & Hotels. The most popular options for our clients in the Dingle region would be the 3* Dingle Benners Hotel or the 4* Dingle Skellig Hotel. Benners is a traditional Manor House Hotel, located in the town centre, whereas the Skellig Hotel is a more modern style hotel, located a kilometre outside of town.
Where to Eat and Drink
If you want to experience the traditional Irish pub life, look no further than Dingle. Almost every bar in the town is a throwback to old rural Ireland, with open-hearth fireplaces, sugan chairs and impromptu ceili sessions. The best bars to visit during your time in Dingle would be An Droichead Beag, The Dingle Pub, Foxy John’s, O’Flaherty’s Pub and Dick Mack’s.
As a traditional, seaside town seafood is a must in Dingle. Most of the bars listed above will serve excellent pub grub, but if you are looking for a more formal meal we would recommend a visit to Ashe’s Restaurant, Ida’s Restaurant or Doyle’s Seafood Restaurant.
What to See and Do
When not golfing, the surrounding region has many sites and sounds to offer the wayward traveller. The region’s rich history forms the backbone of the many local walking tours that traverse the peninsula’s mountainous and valley-strewn lands.
One such popular trail, the Pilgrims Route or Cosán na Naomh traverses 18km of Dingle countryside, connecting many of the early Christian sites for which the peninsula is renowned. Other popular routes include the Dingle Way, suited for those looking for a mountainous trek.
Dingle town has much to offer the overseas visitor. Home to Ireland’s largest collection of sharks, Dingle’s Oceanworld Aquarium allows visitors the chance to explore the wild Atlantic and beyond from the comfort of dry land.
For those looking for a closer look at the local sea life, the uninhabited Blasket Islands are the perfect destination. Boats operate along the coastline, ferrying passengers to the islands. During the course of the trip, whales, dolphins, orcas and porpoises can be spied in the passing waves. The islands themselves are home to vast colonies of seabirds. There sure is plenty of activities for golfers after playing Dingle Golf Links.