Playing golf in Ireland is a popular pastime not not only among Irish people but also with visitors from all parts of the globe. There are literally hundreds of golf courses to be found in Ireland, many of which have won awards for excellence. Here is a small selection of some of the best golf courses in Ireland where visitors can get back into the swing of things.
Royal County Down
This stunning golf course can be found at the base of the mighty Mountains of Mourne in Newcastle and is famed for its dry climate. A large number of golfing greats have played at Royal County Down over the years such as local hero Rory Mcllroy, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods. In addition, the Irish Open was also held here in 2015.
The famous Old Course offers visitors the chance to gaze at the picturesque Shannon estuary as they play a round or two. This course is so impressive that it is actually considered to be one of the best places to play golf in the whole world and people who are planning a golf vacation in Ireland will definitely want to make sure that they schedule a stop here.
Tralee Golf Club
Golfers who enjoy dramatic ocean views should make sure that they check out this award winning course in County Kerry. The course was designed by Arnold Palmer and each hole boasts gorgeous views and some very interesting challenges.
This impressive course in County Clare is one of the most challenging in all of the island of Ireland, which makes it ideal for experienced golfers who want to find out what they are made of when it comes to making par. The course was first opened in 2002 and offers fast play that can be a hair-raising experience when the strong coastal winds cut across the course.