The last three holes on the Mahony’s Point course at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club are part of Campbell’s original design, one of the finest finishing stretches in golf.
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.
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.
St. Anne’s Golf Club shares Bull Island with The Royal Dublin Golf Club and it was around the time that Harry Colt rebuilt the Royal course that nine holes were laid out by members and a club established in 1921.
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.
The design of the current course at Galway Golf Club is down to the efforts of the celebrated Scottish designer Alister MacKenzie who laid out the 18 holes in 1926.
Kilkenny Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country, formed five years before the Golf Union of Ireland was established in 1891. Today's course is a mid-1930s Molly Gourlay and Tom Simpson creation.
Castletroy is a pleasant, though testing, parkland course that was radically updated in 2005 by architect Eddie Connaughton.
Founded in 1908, the centurion Portarlington Golf Club is set in mature parkland where the River Barrow comes into play on hole 16, heralding the start of a notoriously tough closing stretch.
Greenore Golf Club consists of a mixture of “links-like” and parkland holes framed by tall pine trees.