Discover your golfing paradise in Ireland's beautiful east
East Ireland presents a picturesque and beautiful scene for your next golf break. Boasting numerous lakes, canals and waterways, plus the tremendous coastline is easy to see why this area is so popular amongst golfers. There are numerous top-notch hotels and luxury accommodation all of which come with that friendly Irish charm, not to mention the plethora of fabulous golf courses which inhabit this great region.
Why play golf in East Ireland?
- Boasts numerous canals, lakes & waterways
- Stunning coastlines & jaw-dropping scenery
- A vibrant culture & social scene, with a plethora of pubs & bars
- Luxury resorts & Ryder Cup host destination
The Emerald Isle is just a click away
East Ireland is a real treat for golfers looking for a truly memorable golf break. The region is inherently beautiful and blessed by some of Europe’s best links and parkland courses for golfers to indulge their golfing appetites.
However, what makes the courses of East Ireland truly unforgettable is not just its picturesque landscape but the passion exhibited by the locals for the game of golf, it is truly a region which lives and breathes golf.
East Ireland has numerous notable courses all worthy of a round, however, there are a couple of highlights which golfers should make time to visit. The course at The European Golf Club is, as the name suggests one of the highest calibre courses on the Emerald Isle. Consistently voted one of the world’s top courses by Golf Digest and having been treated to many course renovations over the years, The European Club does well to remain a fresh test for golfers who are keen to test their metal against one of Ireland’s trickiest courses.
Another course which golfers should make time to visit if in East Ireland is the 2006 Ryder Cup hosting Palmer Course at The K Club. The course was expertly designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, which perfectly incorporates the natural tree lines and waterways of the area. Plus, golfers will certainly appreciate the brilliant onsite facilities which have been designed to provide the ultimate golfing experience. All in all, The K Club is still an absolute pleasure to play.
Most popular golf resorts in East Ireland
Popular destinations in East Ireland
A stunning region with varied landscapes
East Ireland is a region blessed with the most varied and beautiful courses in the whole of the Emerald Isle. It owes this to the outstanding scenery and excellent climate the region benefits from which lends itself perfectly to some truly outstanding courses.
From wild and windy links courses on the East Coast to excellent contemporary parkland designs further inland, there is something for every golfer in East Ireland. Some of East Ireland’s notable courses include the legendary European Club, the beautiful courses at Druids Glen and the quaint course at Mount Juliet Estate.
Along with the golf, East Ireland is a location with so much to see and do especially when you consider that the crowning jewel of the Emerald Isle – Dublin is a short journey away. It is an easy region to get to also with frequent flights into Dublin from across the UK it is a mere stone’s throw from the main Dublin Airport.
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Find the perfect base
A region which is undeniably blessed with some of best courses in all of the Emerald Isle, East Ireland certainly draws countless numbers of golfers to its wild yet beautiful landscapes for golf. The accommodation options in East Ireland are plentiful and designed to provide golfers with the utmost luxury while they tackle the regions immaculate courses.
One such example is Druids Glen Golf Resort, located a mere 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre, the resort prides itself on providing golfers with a relaxing stay as well as some top-notch golf courses. With 134 luxury rooms and 10 executive suites on offer all of which come with en-suite bathrooms (separate bath and shower), satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, air-con, and coffee making facilities as standard it unsurprising to learn this is one of East Ireland’s most popular golf resorts. Plus, when you consider that there is also an excellent restaurant serving up quality fresh local cuisine and fully-equipped spa, both onsite, it is a must-visit.
Mount Juliet House is another fantastic accommodation option in East Ireland, located within a 15-minute drive of the town of Kilkenny, Mount Juliet has built itself a considerable reputation for quality and is the proud host of an onsite Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Each of the 32 bedrooms are individually designed to be different from one another and brilliant furnishings and ambience give Mount Juliet that extra special feel.