The best thing about a golf trip to Dublin is that the golf is great, and the fact that you’re staying in one of the most lively and historic cities in the world is just a bonus. There is nothing better than battling the links during the day and retiring to a downtown pub for a pint and some Celtic music in the evening. Within an easy drive of the city centre are many excellent links courses, led by Portmarnock, a world top 100 course, The European Club, Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links and County Louth (Baltray), one of the classics of Irish golf.
Royal Dublin and The Island are historically significant parts of the city, both being previously accessible only by boat and both being the home club to generations of Dublin’s upper crust. Each brings a unique links experience, with The Island weaving through large dunes and Royal Dublin being subtler in appearance.
South and west of the city lie two heralded parkland courses, both with a championship pedigree. Druid’s Glen is a multiple host of the Irish Open and The K Club hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup, won by a very strong European side.