An Overview Of The Best Golf Courses In Ireland To Travel To

Ireland is known for its breathtaking golf courses. Below is a list of the best Ireland golf courses and why you should go to them. 

Mount Juliet

Among the rolling hills of Ireland, lies the Mount Juliet golf course. You will be playing on 180 acres of Irish countryside among beautiful specimen trees, a river, and stunning green pastures. The Mount Juliet golf course has hosted Tiger Woods-winning championship in 2002 and has been voted Ireland's Best Parkland Golf Course by the Golfers Guide to Ireland. 

Tiger Woods stated, “I think the golf course is absolutely gorgeous, the fairways are perfect, the greens are the best greens we’ve putted on all year, including the majors. These things are absolutely pure.”

Royal County Down Golf Club

The links at Royal County Down golf club in Ireland are along the shores of Dundrum Bay. The sights are stunning as you pass by the shore, impressive sand dunes, purple heather and golden gorse. Royal County Down is known for its ‘bearded’ bunkers that have overhanging lips of marram, red fescue, and heather. This is an extremely challenging, and incredible course.

Ballybunion Courses: Old Course And Cashen Course

The Ballybunion Courses in Ireland are magnificent and worthy of some attention. The Old Course has been ranked in the top ten golf courses in the world. The Cashen Course is thought to be more irascible, spectacular, brutal and more unforgiving then the Old Course. Cashen links dunes are higher, the valleys are deeper, and the greens are more undulating.  

The top picture is Old Course, and the bottom picture is the Cashen Course. 

Dromoland Castle Golf Club

The Dromoland Castle golf club has tight fairways, fast greens, bunkers, and lots of trees. Whether you're a professional or amateur there will be a pure challenge for both. The River Rhine is a stunning course feature that flows throughout the course. This course plays over 6,824 yards for men and 5,242 for women so there’s a great challenge for amateurs and professionals alike. 

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club: Killeen Golf Course

Players of all levels will meet a fun challenge at the Killeen golf course at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. This course was the host for four Irish Opens and is surrounded by beautiful lakeside scenery. You will be met with bunkers surrounding the green on Hole 5, a stream placed in front of Hole 13, and water all the way down the left of Hole 18. 

The rolling green hills of Ireland are filled with the most magnificent golf courses on the planet. If you’re planning a golf trip to Ireland make sure you go to one of these top Ireland golf courses.