Dublin golfing attracts many travelers to the Irish capital. The east coast of Ireland is known for its mild weather, and therefore a Dublin golf vacation is possible just about year-round. Challenging holes with sea views are just one highlight of the golf courses in Dublin. Some of the best courses are located very close to the city center, so it’s possible to spend a morning playing golf and an afternoon exploring museums and historical attractions, shopping, or sitting down for a great meal. There’s no better way to experience the emerald-green countryside of Ireland than with a Dublin golf package.
One of the best options for Dublin golfing is the Portmarnock Golf Club. Founded in 1894, this course is often regarded as one of the best courses in the world. Many enthusiasts from around the world plan a Dublin golf vacation just to play this links course in North County Dublin. The course shot to fame over the years as it hosted all of Ireland’s major championships. Not all golf courses in Dublin welcome visitors (some require you to be a member to play there), but Portmarnock does welcome guests. Reservations for tee times must be made in advance and visitors can consult the club’s web site for details on green fees.
Another famous course for Dublin golfing is Howth Golf Club. This links course was founded in 1916 and offers great views over the Bay of Dublin and south to Dun Laoghaire, Bray, and County Wicklow. If you’re planning a Dublin golf vacation, book your tee time in advance for this popular course. This club is located north of city center, and the village of Howth is well-worth exploring for its dining and beautiful views. You might even see a seal or two swimming around the harbor.
The Royal Dublin Golf Club is another spectacular links course. With one of the most unusual locations of golf courses in Dublin, this club is set in the Bull Island Nature Reserve. Overlooking Dublin Bay, this club offers not only world-class golf, but some of the best views in Dublin. Convenient both to Dublin city and the airport, this club has been played by golf greats and amateurs for more than 100 years. Tee times can be booked online at the Royal Dublin Golf Club web site, so to avoid disappointment, make your reservations ahead of time online.
Other areas throughout Ireland are well known for their golfing as well. The county just south of County Dublin is County Wicklow, and it is also home to several courses with incredible views over the sea. Just a short drive away from Dublin City, it is possible to hop in your rental car and play a round of 18 in Wicklow as well. If you’re planning a larger golf trip, there are courses around the country that are world-renowned, especially in County Kerry, location of the Ring of Kerry and the lovely Dingle Peninsula. All golf fanatics dream of playing the famous emerald-green courses of Ireland, so why not make that dream come true sooner rather than later?
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