Golf in Ireland – Irish Golf Course Listings – Book Tee Times Online
Much has been written about Golf in Ireland, however no matter what you read, nothing can prepare you for the experience itself. Ireland boasts 40% of the worlds “Links” Golf Courses, the term “Links” coming from the Latin world hlincus (the land that links the arable land to the sea).
Irish Golf boasts a menu of over 400 golf courses, both Links and Parkland and depending where you decide to play, each region and course has a distinctive characteristic. Whether in the north of Ireland where the world ranked Royals reside, the dramatic Royal Portrush or Royal County Down beckon every golfing pilgrim. In the rugged and rocky west coast where some of the best links are yet undiscovered and fantastic value remains, Carne or Connemara are but two gems waiting to challenge. The southwest is where the best known Irish courses are too many to mention. Ballybunion, Tralee, Waterville, Lahinch and Doonbeg have played host to the world’s golfers for years. Further south in Cork is the 8th wonder of the world, the Old Head of Kinsale, where you have to see and play to believe. Lets not forget the city of Dublin, perched on the east coast, where fun and golf make happy bedfellows. Portmarnock Golf Club, European Club, Baltray (Co. Louth)and The Island are all close to the city, offering dramatic sea views and a testing Links experience. Lest you think Ireland does not have Parkland courses, we probably have the best collection of Parkland courses in the world, outside of the US, all having hosted the worlds greatest golf tournaments. The K-Club, Adare Manor, Killarney, Carton House and Druids Glen are all world class championship parkland courses.
In case you think Irish Golf is only for the discerning golfers with large budgets, there are some fantastic value golf courses, especially within the Dublin area. Use our sister site, www.golfdublin.com for great value online tee times .
Online Golf Travel offers the golf traveler the unique opportunity to book all of these fantastic courses online, directly with the golf courses. We hope you enjoy our site, our golf courses and our country. Céad Míle Fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes)