Louth

Located in the Border Region, on the east coast of Ireland, County Louth covers an area of 319 square miles, making it the smallest county in the Irish nation. Most of its inhabitants live in Dundalk, the county town, or the historic old town of Drogheda, scene of one of the most significant armed skirmishes in Irish history at the Battle of the Boyne.

There are only seven golf clubs in the county registered with the GUI and the most important of these, by far, is County Louth, or Baltray as it’s often called. Founded in 1892, the club has hosted the prestigious East of Ireland Amateur Championship since 1941. The legendary Joe Carr won the inaugural event, the first of twelve titles he would claim over a twenty-nine year period. The County Louth course has also been used for the Irish Amateur Close Championship three times (in 1950, 1962, 1990) and the Irish Open has also been played over the links twice in more recent times. Shane Lowry won the 2009 tournament as an amateur, the first time this had ever happened in the history of the event.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Louth

County Louth

1st Louth - Best in Area

The approach road to the links of County Louth Golf Club, or Baltray as it is better known, named after the local fishing village, is especially uplifting.

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Seapoint

2nd Louth - Best in Area

Seapoint Golf Club is one of the best courses on Ireland’s East Coast you have never heard of. Play this secret gem and tell nobody.

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Greenore

3rd Louth - Best in Area

Greenore Golf Club consists of a mixture of “links-like” and parkland holes framed by tall pine trees.

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Dundalk

4th Louth - Best in Area

Dundalk Golf Club has undergone several design changes over the years. James Braid modified the course and then Dave Thomas upgraded it.

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Ardee

5th Louth - Best in Area

Founded in 1911 as a 9-holer, Ardee Golf Club was extended to 18 holes in the mid 1980s and Declan Branigan remodelled the parkland course in the 1990s when additional land was acquired.