What Type of Golf Course Can I Play in Ireland?
Golf in Ireland is varied, Although best known for stunning links golf you can also find some true gems inland Ryder Cup Venues like the K Club and Adare manor are both wonderful examples of parkland golf as well as the incredible Augusta of Europe Druids Glen.
We can provide tours in all areas of Ireland meaning you can easily combine the best of links with less brutal parkland, heathland, and resort golf courses.
Where Can I Play Golf in Ireland?
This region was nominated within the world's best three golf destinations and is incredibly popular thanks to some absolutely top-notch golf courses. Lahinch, Ballybunion, Tralee, Waterville, and Old Head to name just a few. You also benefit from two international airports, Shannon and Cork.
Outside of Dublin, the South West is Ireland's most popular destination for golf holidays.
You will find excellent accommodation, Great traditional Irish gastronomy, It goes without saying incredible pubs as well as some of the friendliest locals you'll ever come across.
The Wild Atlantic Way / North West
The North West is one of the wildest and rugged unexplored regions of Ireland. With breathtaking scenery and authentic character, the West Coast is home to some of the country’s finest links courses Co Sligo, Donegal, Nairn and Portnoo, as well as Ballyliffin to name just a few. The West Coast of Ireland has a bizarre microclimate not experienced in the rest of the country and sunsets over Galway bay are something that simply has to be experienced.
Dublin and South East
You will find it hard to find the ‘Craig’ better anywhere on earth, Dublin is a rich Capital filled with history and culture. The Home of Guinness and Trinity College. This region of Ireland is the most accessible on the island with Dublin international Airport providing the main hub. The Region has some amazing links to golf courses such as Portmarnock, Co Louth golf course, golf at The Island and the European Club. You can also play some incredible parkland courses as well as Ryder Cup venue the K Club as well as Irish Open venues in Druids Glen and Carlton House.
The Dublin region is the most popular for Golf Holidays partly down to the easy access, great hotels and five-star resorts.
North and North East
The North is where you will find possibly the most famous golf in Ireland. Here you will be able to play two of the worlds greatest links golf courses. The first is Royal County Down links voted number one in the world by Golf Digest and the second is Royal Portrush host to the Open Championship in 2019 won by Countryman Shane Lowry. There are some great hidden gems in the north also, why not tee up at Ardglass, Castlerock and Portstewart, host to the Irish Open in 2017 won by John Rahm.
The main Airport for the North is Belfast and local attractions include the Titanic experience, The Bushmills Distillery and of course the Giant’s Causeway.
How Much Does an Irish Golf Trip Cost?
Travelling to Ireland for a golf trip, playing the world's best golf courses do come at a premium and are ever popular with the American Golf Market. However, at 360 Golf Holidays, we can bespoke build all tours to suit your group's budget and there are some incredible hidden gems to be found that cost a lot less than those ranked in the top golf courses in the world. Just let us know what ideal looks like to you and we will get as close as possible. We have access to lots of great bed and breakfast guesthouses as well as five-star hotels and infamous golf resorts so can work around your needs. For most, a trip to Ireland is to tick off a few bucket list golf courses and we are on hand to make sure that you get everything and more from an Ireland Golfing Holiday.
What Other Activities Are Available While on Golf Breaks in Ireland?
Ireland is all about the ‘Craig’ and there are plenty of excursions and activities to fill your time, not on the golf courses. A golf holiday to Ireland is complete without a trip to the world-famous Guinness Brewery. But if Irish whiskey is your thing then distilleries like Bushmills, Jameson and Teeling are also great additions to a golf tour. Fishing is also incredibly popular in Ireland and another great reason to visit this wonderful region.
Where Will Provide Good Nightlife for a Golf Trip to Ireland?
Simply put, pretty much everywhere provides a good night out! Home to the friendliest people on earth and whether it be traditional pubs sharing stories with the locals or more vibrant nightlife in the two capitals this country has it all.
For those looking at more varied nightlife, Dublin and Belfast provide the very best although the ring of Kerry is also known for excellent nightlife. You will also find great nightlife in:
- County Kildare
- County Galway
- County Cork
Why not pay a visit to Ireland on your next luxury golf holiday and you will enjoy memories that will last a lifetime.
Golf Breaks in Ireland Frequently Asked Questions?
Where do I fly into for Golf Holidays in Ireland?
There are three airports, Dublin, Shannon, and Killarney for Ireland trips.
When is the best time to play golf?
Ireland is a great place to play golf year-round, May through to September have better natural weather conditions.
Where are the best places for great nightlife?
Dublin, Killarney & Cork all have a great nightlife with plenty of bars and restaurants to keep the keenest of golfers amused.
Which UK Regional Airports serve this destination?
Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh have frequent flights into Dublin and Cork.
What other activities are available here?
Kissing the world-famous Blarney Stone, see a sporting event at Croke Park, or rugby at the Aviva Stadium. If hiking is your thing then no better place than up to the hills of Carauntoohill Ireland’s highest peak. Take a tour around the Guinness Storehouse, the site where the black stuff was created and still is today. Spectacular views can be had from the Dingle Peninsula or drive the beautiful Ring Of Kerry. And it's not complete without a visit to The Cliffs Of Moher.
How many golf courses can I play?
There are 350 golf courses in Ireland to choose from, with our preferred selection of the very best we feel we offer.
Which currency is applicable for use here?
The Euro is the currency used here.