Click on the respective golf club (link), and you will come to its website and after that you can really inhale the magical linksland atmosphere. As a bonus, you get to each course recommended a Connemara that on the 19th is happy to be taken with Irish Stew or Corned Beef and completes your experience.
Ballyliffin Golf Club (Glashedy)- Inishowen, Co.Donegal – 1995
7,217 yards/par 72. Course designer: Tom Craddock as Pat Ruddy
On the 19th we recommend: Irish Stew and a Connemara / Cask Strength.
Ballyliffin Golf Club (Old Links)- Inishowen, Co.Donegal – 1995
6,910 yards/par 71. Track designer: Eddie Hacket – Charles Lawrie – Frank Pennink – Nick Faldo
On the 19th we recommend: Irish Stew and a Connemara / Cask Strength.
North & West Coast Links – 9 An Fuaran, Moycullen, Co. Galway - 1891
6,298 yards/par 70. Course designer: Charles Thompson
On the 19th we recommend: Corned Beef and a Connemara (Peated).
Portsalon Golf Club – Portsalon,Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, 1891
7,077 yards/par 72. Course designer: Charles Thompson as Pat Ruddy
Pink Pen (Old Tom Morris Links) – Downings, Co. Donegal - 1893
6,476 yards/par 70. Course Designer: Tom Morris – Harry Vardon – James Braid – Pat Ruddy
Sandy Hills Links – Downings, Co. Donegal - 2003
7,255 yards/par 71. Course designer: Pat Ruddy
Gweedore Golf Club – Magheragallen, Derrybeg, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal - 1926
6,201 yards/par 71 (9 holes). Course designer: unknown
Cruit Island Golf Club – Cruit Island, Kincasslagh, Co.Donegal – 1986
5,619 yards/par 68 (9 holes). Course designer: unknown
Dunfanaghy Golf Club – Kill, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal - 1906
5,852 yards/par 68. Course designer: Harry Vardon
Narin and Portnoo Golf Club – Portnoo, Co. Donegal - 1930
6,855 yards/par 68. Hughie McNeil as Leo Wallace as Eddie Connaughton
Donegal Golf Course – Murvagh, Co. Donegal - 1960
7,250 yards/par 73. Track Designer: Eddie Hacket as Pat Ruddy
Bundoran Golf Club – Bundoran, Co. Donegal - 1894
6,233 yards/par 70. Course Designer: G.L. Ballie – C.S. Burthart – Harry Vardon
County Sligo Golf Club – Rosses Point, Co. Sligo - 1894
6,741 yards/par 71. Course designer: George Combe – William Campbell – Harry Colt – Martin Hawtree
A challenging and postcard-like championship links, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town's Table Mountain and to the east lies glencar valley and the Dartry mountains with Lugngall. Recognized as one of Ireland's best courses.
County Sligo Golf Club (Bomore)- Rosses Point, Co. Sligo - 1894
6,093 yards/par 70 (9 holes). Course designer: Johnathan Tucker
Strandhill Golf Club – Strandhill, Co. Sligo - 1932
6,342 yards/par 70. Course designer: John McAlister + club members
Enniscrone Golf Club (Old Course) – Enniscrone, Co. Sligo - 1918
6,734 yards/par 72. Course designer: Donald Steel
Enniscrone Golf Club (Old Course) – Enniscrone, Co. Sligo - 1974
7,033 yards/par 73. Track Designer: Eddie Hacket as Donald Steel
Carne Golf Links – Belmullet, Co. Mayo - 1993
6,700 yards/par 72. Course designer: Eddie Hacket
Carne Golf Links – outstanding, inspiring and challenging – thus a completely irresistible links course. Carefully cared out in the sandys of Blacksod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Views of the legendary islands of Inis Glóire and Inis Géidhe that take spirits from each golfer.
Achill Island Golf Club – Sandybanks, Keel, Achill, Co. Mayo - 1952
5,378 yards/par 70 (9 holes). Course designer: Cecil Ewing
Mulranny Golf Club – Westport, Co. Mayo - 1896
6,267 yards/par 71 (9 holes). Course designer: unknown
Connemara Golf Links – Ballyconneely, Allebrack, Clifden, Co. Galway - 1973
27 holes. Green. 3.397 / par 35. Blue. 3.658 / par 37. Rode. 3.145 / par 35. Course designer: Eddie Hacket
Connemara Golf Links – You lose your breath, it's really dramatic views. The course is nestled between 12 Bens mountain and next door to the Atlantic Ocean. A true natural beauty and links at its best.
Lahinch Golf Club – Lahinch, Co. Clare - 1892
6,882 yards/par 72. Course designer: Tom Morris – George Gibson – Alistar MacKenzie – Martin Hawtree
An Irish golf treasure, with scenes along the Atlantic Ocean taking your breath away, on the verge of epic. It feels like Old Tom Morris' magic hand is watching over the track. The first 10 holes are improbably delicious.
Lahinch Golf Club (Castle) – Lahinch, Co. Clare - 1892
5,556 yards/par 70. Course designer: J.D. Harris
Doonbeg Golf Club, The Lodge – Doonbeg Co. Clare - 2002
6,887 yards/par 72. Course designer: Greg Norman
Ballybunion Golf Club (Old Course) – Ballybunion, Co. Kerry - 1893
6,598 yards/par 72. Course designer: Lionel Hewson as Tom Simpson
An incredibly beautiful and challenging course that stretches majestically along the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. The views are completely unique and outstanding. Nutrition for the soul. Some people think that there is not a single links course in the world that can be compared to the "old course". It is no coincidence that it is top ranked.
Ballybunion Golf Club (Cashen) – Ballybunion, Co. Kerry - 1982
6,477 yards/par 71. Course designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Castlegregory Golf & Fishing Club – Stradbally, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry - 1989
5,876 yards/par 68 (9 holes). Course designer: Arthur Spring
Tralee Golf Club – Tralee, Co. Kerry - 1896
6,975 yards/par 70. Course designer: Arnold Palmer (1984)
The course design was divided between Arnold Palmert and God. "I may have designed the first nine, but surely God designed the back nine." Outstanding finish and a challenge out of the ordinary. You can see the Atlantic ocean from all the holes, which further reinforces the uniqueness.
Dingle Golf Links – Ballyferriter, Dingle, Co Kerry – 1924
6,737 yards/par 72. Track designer: Eddie Hacket – Christy O'Connor Jr.
Dooks Golf Club – Stradbally, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry - 1889
6,564 yards/par 71. Course designer: Martin Hawtree
Waterville Golf Links – Waterville, Co. Kerry - 1889
7,325 yards/par 72. Course designer: John Mulcahy – Claude Harmon – Eddie Hacket – Tom Fazio
One of the most prestigious courses in Europe. A Championship links that are a geological rarity and shaped by the Atlantic Ocean and the wind. A poetic landscape, with panoramic views that are absolutely stunning. Perfection – this is Golf Heaven.
Seapoint Golf Links – Termonfeckin, Drogheda, Co Louth – 1993
7,150 yards/par 71. Course Designer: Des Smyth – Declan Branigan
County Louth Golf Club "Baltray" - Drogheda, Co. Louth - 1892
7,031 yards/par 72. Course designer: Tom Simpson
Worldlinks, top 20-ranked course located at the mouth of the River Boyne and in the East Irish Sea. A hidden gem and the only thing that breaks the sounds of nature are the boats that are on their way up into the estuaries from the sea.
Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club – Bettystown, Co. Meath - 1909
6,454 yards/par 71. Course designer: Robert Browne
Rush Golf Club – Rush, Co.Dublin – 1943
6,127 yards/par 70 (9 holes). Course designer: unknown.
Corballis Links Golf Club – Corballis, Donabate, Co.Dublin – 2004
5,086 yards/par 66. Course designer: Ron Kirby
The Island Golf Club – Donabate, Co. Dublin - 1890
6,830 yards/par 71. Fred Hawtree as Eddie Hacket as Martin Hawtree
One of Ireland's most delicious links courses, surrounded by the sea on three sides and established back in 1890.
Portmarnock Golf Club – Portmarnock, Co. Dublin - 1894
7,365 yards/par 71. Course designer: W.C. Pickeman – Harry Colt – Harry Cairnes – Eddie Hacket – Fred Hawtree – Martin Hawtree
Ranked as "the best golf course in Ireland", by GolfDigest, 2009.
Portmarnock Golf Club (Yellow) – Portmarnock, Co. Dublin - 1894
3,357 yards/par 37 (9 holes). Course designer: Fred Hawtree
Portmarnock Golf Club (Golf Links) – Portmarnock, Co. Dublin - 1995
6,944 yards/par 70. Course designer: Bernhard Langer
St. Anne's Golf Club – Bull Island Nature Reserve, Dollymount, Co. Dublin - 1921
6,717 yards/par 71. Track Designer: Eddie Hacket as Eddie Connaughton
The Royal Dublin Golf Club – Dollymount, Co. Dublin - 1885
7,269 yards/par 72. Course designer: Harry Colt – Martin Hawtree
A truly legendary Championship links course on the dunes at Bull Island, a classic out-and-back course. Here, greats with everything from Old Tom Morris, Bobby Locke, Jack Nicklaus, to Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Ernie Els have played.
The European Club – Brittas Bay, Wicklow – 1989
7,223 yards/par 71. Course designer: Pat Ruddy
Hidden links gem, ranked No. 2 in Ireland.
Sutton Golf Club – Sutton, Co. Dublin - 1890
5,670 yards/par 70 (9 holes). Course Designer: J. Harris as Paddy Merrigan
Arklow Golf Links – Abbylands, Arklow, Co. Wicklow - 1927
6,387 yards/par 69. Course Designer: Martin Hawtree – J.H. Taylor – Eddie Hacket – Eddie Connaughton
Rosslare Golf Club (Old Course) – Rosslare, Co.Wexford, – 1905
6,786 yards/par 72. Course designer: Fred Hawtree as J.H. Taylor
Rosslare Golf Club (Burrow) – Rosslare, Co.Wexford, – 1905
3,956 yards/par 46 (12 holes). Course designer: Chistey O'Connor Jr.
Except for the competition, i.e. Old Head Golf Links is not a links course, but a cutting course, but it is so spectacular that it gets dispensation, it just has to be included.
Old Head Golf Links – Kinsale, Co. Cork
7,200 yards/par 72. Course designer: Ron Kirby – Paddy Merrigan – Liam Higgins – Eddie Hackett – Joe Carr – Haulie O'Shea
An improbably delicious course. Only the sea as a neighbor, the course is basically located on an island, surrounded by steep cliffs, with the Atlantic Ocean on three sides and there is thus only one golf course on the small island. One of the most spectacular courses in the world.
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