Royal County Down Golf Course

Overall View of Golfing in Ireland

Ireland, surrounded on all sides by water, is a golfing mecca.  Unique as a golfing destination, Ireland is home to the highest number of true links golf courses, over 100 in total! 

Many of these traditional links courses, including Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Lahinch and Ballybunion, regularly feature in World Golf Course Top 100 rankings, golfers visiting Ireland are spoilt for choice.  Top quality parkland courses are dotted throughout the countryside too, perfect for those looking to add some classic parkland golf to a tour. 

Many of Ireland’s iconic sights are within easy reach of the top courses, making it easy to combine some sightseeing with daily golf.  Halfway around the Ring of Kerry is Waterville Links, the Cliffs of Moher are right beside Lahinch and historic Portmarnock Golf Club is just a short drive from Dublin’s city centre.  Don’t forget the legendary 19th hole too – the ‘craic’ in Ireland is great, both on and off the course! 

Golf Vacations Ireland’s Golf Travel Experts will create the perfect itinerary for your golf tour.  Use our Plan Your Golf Tour link to outline your requirements and we will suggest an itinerary for your tour.  Be it pure championship links courses, discovering hidden gems or a mix of golf, fishing, sightseeing, tracing your family’s roots or celebrating a special occasion, planning your tour with Golf Vacations Ireland is the ideal way to start your dream vacation.