Ireland

Top 100 Golf Courses - Ireland

Royal Curragh

71st Ireland Ranking

Royal Curragh Golf Club claims to play over the oldest course in all of Ireland. In 2013, the club chose to revive its Royal title, an honour conferred on it by the British monarchy over a century before.

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Macreddin

72nd Ireland Ranking

The course at Macreddin Golf Club is Paul McGinley's inaugural design and it’s the main leisure component of a village which now comprises a 90-room country house hotel, spa, restaurant, pub and shops.

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Castlemartyr

73rd Ireland Ranking

The 6,790-yard golf course at the Castlemartyr Resort forms the main recreational option at a 5-star County Cork facility that also offers more sedate recreational facilities like archery and clay pigeon shooting.

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Ballinrobe

74th Ireland Ranking

Founded in 1895, Ballinrobe Golf Club moved to its current location within the 300-acre Cloonacastle Estate in 1995. Designed by Eddie Hackett, the parkland course can be stretched to more than 7,300 yards from the tips.

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Laytown & Bettystown

75th Ireland Ranking

Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club contains many of the characteristics treasured by links lovers – humps and hollows, blind approaches and an out-and-back routing that follows the natural contours of the land.

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Druids Heath

76th Ireland Ranking

The Druids Heath golf course at Druids Glen is a mix of heathland and parkland with some links-like elements thrown in for good measure.

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Castletroy

77th Ireland Ranking

Castletroy is a pleasant, though testing, parkland course that was radically updated in 2005 by architect Eddie Connaughton.

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Shannon

78th Ireland Ranking

Opened for play in 1966, Shannon Golf Club has developed into one of the best inland courses in the county of Clare, hosting a number of national amateur championships in recent years.

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Birr

79th Ireland Ranking

The Irish Midlands are often overlooked when searching for good golf courses but Birr Golf Club is a fine example of a mature parkland course.

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North West

80th Ireland Ranking

North West Golf Club was one of nine founder members of the Golf Union of Ireland in 1891 (under the name of Buncrana) when it became the first club association in the world.

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Ireland Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Donal O’Gorman Courses Played 89
2 Mark Barry Courses Played 80
3 Paul Monnelly Courses Played 78
4 Ray Martin Courses Played 76
= Michael Keating Courses Played 76
= erik k Courses Played 76
7 Colum O Carroll Courses Played 75
8 Brian Foran Courses Played 73
9 Shane Kelly Courses Played 70
10 Fran O Brien Courses Played 65