Experience the magic of golf in Ireland and receive a welcome unlike any other
Of the 246 true links courses in the world, almost 20% are in Ireland – so if you love seaside golf, you’ve come to the right place. A golf trip in the Emerald Isle is like stepping into another world, where great golf takes centre stage, where the pace of life is refreshingly sedate and the welcome really is as warm as its reputation suggests.
Whether it’s the bucket-list tour of the south-west that takes in Payne Stewart’s beloved Waterville, Arnold Palmer’s remarkable Tralee and the legend that is Ballybunion, a Northern Ireland itinerary that covers the powerhouse Royals of Portrush and County Down or even a voyage of discovery to seek out the wild golfing secrets of the north-west, we’ve got all of Ireland covered.
Why book an Ireland golf vacation?
- Home to some of the world's best links courses
- Incredible scenery & rugged landscape
- Wonderfully friendly & hospitable people
- Amazing pubs, restaurants & nightlife
- Direct flights into Shannon, Dublin & Belfast from North America
- Fresh Guinness & great Craic
Popular golf destinations in Ireland
What makes golf in Ireland so special?
The island of Ireland is blessed with some of the best courses in the world, headlined by the outstanding Ballybunion and breathtaking Waterville Golf Clubs, both located in the south west, and the two Royals of County Down and Portrush in Northern Ireland.
The incredible offering of links golf in Ireland truly knows no limits, with the relatively untouched Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast home to unmissable gems including Enniscrone and Rosses Point (County Sligo) and many more. Although regarded as more of a cliff-top course than true links, Old Head of Kinsale is another must-play located on a 2-mile peninsula just outside of Cork.
For those looking to experience the Republic’s lively capital, Dublin, then you will not be disappointed. Stay in the city center to enjoy a vibrant pub and live music scene, and a collection of courses that include Royal Dublin, Portmarnock Old Golf Club and The Island. Alternatively, for a stay & play resort, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links and 2006 Ryder Cup host, The K Club, are both first-class experiences.
Unbelievable golf, beautiful scenery & great Craic
Wherever you’re looking to book a golf trip in Ireland, all the courses are based in stunning locations across the North, South, East & West. Blessed with miles of breathtaking, unspoiled natural landscape, the glorious scenery makes Ireland an unmatched destination for a golf vacation.
From the picturesque countryside, windswept links on rugged coastlines, and courses near vibrant cities, Ireland offers something for every golfer. Off the course is just as much fun too, with that unmatched Irish hospitality and charm, great pubs and plenty of historic sites to explore.
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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and to find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Explore top-class hotels in Ireland
From high-calibre resorts to budget-friendly hotels, there is a wide range of accommodation to choose from in Ireland. For a taste of true luxury, we recommend The K Club, Dromoland Castle and Adare Manor. Each resort offers outstanding hospitality and service, with pristine parkland courses onsite and majestic links nearby.
Both Dublin and Killarney, our two most popular Irish golf tour bases, offer multiple city center hotel options, with great pubs and restaurants on your doorstep and easy access to the world-famous surrounding links courses.
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Ireland is arguably the best golf destination in the world, with incredible links courses, breath-taking scenery and that renowned Irish hospitality.
Senior Golf Vacation Specialist - UK & Ireland
Things to do and see in Ireland
No golf vacation in Ireland is complete without a trip to some of the country’s top attractions. From the spectacular coastlines and national parks to the lively cities, there is no shortage of things to do off the course.
Take a trip to Dublin for the tasty cuisine, fantastic live music and the famous Guinness Brewery. Learn about Irish folklore, history, and culture from some of the welcoming locals in Killarney. Outdoor lovers should explore the ancient castles and ruins peppered all over the country or discover the natural wonder of The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. For some relaxation time, take a stroll along the sandy beaches of Galway Bay.
Looking to stay closer to the action in the evening? Outside of Dublin and Galway, the best of the Craic can be found in the local towns of Killarney and Cork.