Best Golf Courses Ireland
What are the best golf courses in Ireland to play before you leave your boots? Over the years, publications such as Golf Digest, Golf Monthly, Golf World and a number of different publications created and publicised their own versions of what are the top 100 golf courses in various countries.
Most of the publications quote that the Irish Links Courses are the best courses to play in Ireland. With this in mind, the top five courses in Ireland are all links golf courses. Such as Royal County Down Golf Club, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portmarnock Golf Club, Lahinch Golf Club and Waterville Golf Links.
All of the five golf courses just mentioned are hard courses to play and to post a good score. However, there are also factors that affect player’s scores such as the weather and time of year, the golfer’s ability to play golf, time of day, the playing conditions of the courses and so on.
These factors all have a significant influence on how the golfer defines his or her golf experiences. Additionally, the anecdotal evidence that I have collected over the years, it that, not all golfers love the same courses.
We gathered information from the various golfers that we worked with during 2018. Our approach was to converse on the quality if the gif courses played. We asked, how would they rank the courses played?
Typically, the golfers were only too delighted to offer their feedback and it was are always different. However, Royal County Down Golf Club was the outstanding clear favourite course played.