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Golf Courses in Dublin

Tour Dublin for an Authentic Golfing Experience

Dublin gives a perfect blend of golf and history. Golf, one of the oldest modern sports, traces its origin to the British Isles. While Florida and the Caribbean are renowned for their white sand and vibrant beaches, Ireland provides a more exotic and authentic experience.

Dublin is a mecca for tourists visiting Ireland. The surrounding towns offer a wide range of familiar attractions such as the famous Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery. Dublin itself is home to hundreds of golf courses including the Royal Dublin Gold Club, which is the second-oldest golf course in Ireland.

Here are the top 10 golf courses in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin and the surrounding regions are dotted with golf courses. The golf courses below are all reachable from the city.

1. The Island

The Island tops the list of the unique golf courses thanks to its big and picturesque dunes. If you are looking for a links course where each hole is unique and offers a thrilling experience, this is the place to be. The links course combines long and short holes featuring blind shots, ridges, huge dunes, hollows, and several surprises. With the opening run of 8 consecutive par fours, and the back nine makes this a must-visit.

If you are looking for a perfect blend of history and golfing experience, the 14th tee located on the foundation of the original clubhouse will quench your thirst. For almost a century now, golfers from all corners of the globe have sailed across the seas for a golfing experience on this golf course. In earlier days it was only reachable by rowboat!

2. Portmarnock

Portmarnock is a favourite for golfers from all over the globe. This link features low scenic dunes and green complexes. The subtle game experienced here demands a unique level of skills and strategy. Although it does not offer the same level of thrill, or the same size as The Island, the artistry in both golf courses makes them a must visit.

All except the 5th tee gives you a clear view making it easy for you to decipher the holes although smart positioning off the tee is essential after which you can easily focus on the ideal putting positions. A tip you might want to keep in mind is to use your bump-and-run skills and endeavor to target the centre of the green, as the consequences of missing are severe.

3. Druid’s Glen

No golf course in Ireland can rival the colours, variety, and the intrigues that the Druid’s Glen golf course is known for. The course and club offer a unique collection of par threes with the 8th, 12th, and 17th being uniquely drenched in water. Although the back nine is has a lot of water features, it only adds to the unique golfing experience. The 18th tee is the toughest yet the most magnificent finishing par four which extends all the way up toward the green where the legendary Woodstock House, currently the clubhouse, act as the backdrop.

4. The European Club

Voted as the world’s best modern links cour