Golfing in Dublin Ireland

Travelling to Dublin, Ireland and where to play golf? First off, would you like to play golf links courses or parkland golf courses? The main differences between Links Golf and Parkland Golf are that links golf is located next to the sea and the course is built on sand dunes. Parkland golf courses are inland, tree-lined courses which are typical course type in every country. Typically most golfers travelling to Ireland would like to play true Irish links golf.

Golfing in Dublin Ireland

Golfing in Dublin Ireland

Which leads to the next difference. Price! There is a higher cost to play a golf links course compared to playing a parkland golf course. Golf courses such as Portmarnock Golf Club and the European Club charge more to play than compared to Druid Glen and The K-Club. All of the four courses mentioned are great courses to play. However, each course has a very different layout and service offering.

My Top List of Courses to play in Dublin

Irish Golf Links Courses  Parkland Courses 
1 Portmarnock Golf Club Druids Glen Golf Resort
2 The European Club The K-Club Palmer Course
3 County Louth Golf Club Powerscourt Golf Club
4 Royal Dublin Golf Club Palmerstown Golf Club
5 The Island Golf Club Dun Laoghaire Golf Club
6 Portmarnock Golf Links Resort Hermitage Golf Club
7 Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club Castleknock Golf Club
8 Seapoint Golf Club Elm Green Golf Club
9 Corballis Links Golf Club Carton House Golf Resort
10 St Annes Golf Club Balbriggan Golf Club

***There are more golf courses to play in Dublin than what I have listed.

How to Book Golf in Dublin

Essentially, search online and find the golf course that you want to play. Please note that tee times can be booked online or contact the golf club directly. However, please note that Saturdays and Sunday can be members days and some courses do not have times available for outside play on weekends. Therefore, plan to play the resorts on weekends, such as Druids Glen, Portmarnock Links Hotel or Carton House.

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Written by John Dooley Concierge Golf Ireland

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