Ireland Golf Vacations | Top Golf in the Capital
It’s surprising to many who have not visited before that Dublin is not just the capital of Ireland but also the capital of Golf. Nobody expected a metropolitan European city to showcase Luxury Golf Packages in Ireland. As of all our our Irish golf tours these golf courses in Dublin have been hand picked by Mike Ryan to make sure you have an Irish golf trip of a lifetime!
Portmarnock Golf Club opened in 1894 with just 9 holes, it was later extended to an 18- hole course in 1896 and then a further 9 holes joined the course in 1971. An ideal challenge for any Irish Golf Trip. Portmarnock is thought to be the best Championship Course in Ireland and was also the venue for the first Irish Open in 1927. Upon his Irish golf tour there, Tom Watson’s view on Portmarnock was “There are no tricks or nasty surprises, only an honest, albeit searching test of shot making skills.”
Affectionately known as Baltray, County Louth’s Golf Club sits on natural sand dunes firmly placed between the Boyne river, to the south and the Irish Sea, to the east. The natural landscape was ideal for a links layout and a perfect way to Discover Ireland with a Golf Tour. Spend some time of your Irish Golf Vacation on a course that is straight-forward with very few blind spots or surprises, it’s that actual layout that is so demanding. Tom Simpson designed the course so that no two holes run in the same direction and it is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s finest links courses.
The Royal Dublin is one of the most exciting golfing courses Ireland has to offer and notably, has hosted seven Irish Opens. This links has it all and is perfect for a deluxe golf tour in Ireland with its’ mature trees surrounding the fringes, natural sandy bunkers and an incredible beach. Founded in 1885, The Royal Dublin Golf Club is Ireland’s second oldest Golf Club. The Royal, is one of those unique clubs that sits entirely on an island, Bull island, and can be accessed by an old wooden bridge (if you want the old time feel) or via the modern causeway. With your very own luxury golf transport in Ireland you don’t have to worry about accessing the more difficult to reach courses.
The European Club was designed and owned by Pat Ruddy; wishing to create a challenging and aesthetic pleasing championship links course, with every hole having an incredible ocean view. As a modern course over 7,000 yards in size from the back tees, it is one of the countrys’ larger layouts. Tiger Woods of the European; “What wonderful optical illusions. I thought some of those par 4’s were par 5’s. So book your customised golf tour in Ireland today!
Founded in 1890, The Island Golf Club has always been rated among the best courses in Ireland. Located near the village of Malahide in County Dublin, the links is home to some of the most stunning dunes on the Irish east coast. As its’ name implies the course is an actual island surrounded by the Broadmeadow Estuary, the Irish Sea and Donabate Beach. Until 1973, it was only accessible by boat but our Irish chauffeur driver will take you directly to the Islands Club-house with no fuss.
Since its opening, the Island strived to protect its’ natural surroundings and heritage. As a result, the Island proudly claims to be one of the most stunning, natural courses in Ireland with beauty that never fails to impress.
We can help you plan any part of your luxury vacation in Ireland and if you have any questions please do contact us and we’d be happy to help. If you are interested in an Irish Vacation Package and would like more information, please click on the Enquire button below.
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