There are few places to go golfing, where you will experience the best of the best. Ballybunion, European Club, Waterville are top of the class when it comes to the ranking of Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and Gold World. All these are private clubs, but you can go as a visitor or apply for a membership.
Ballybunion is located on the north-west coast of County Kerry. You’ll find two unique golf courses- the Old Course and the Trent Jones Cashen Course, which is stretched over beautiful sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Old Course has a set of challenging holes, set upon beautiful fairways that tumble on a blanket of grassy dunes, while the Trent Joes Cashew Course is located on the shoreline.
Champions from all over the world have trained at the European Club. Located just 30 miles south of Dublin, the golf course designed by the famous Pat Ruddy; continues to challenge the modern champions with its links. Many winners claimed to have scored in important competitions after they received training at the European Club. The courses make you think your way around the challenges and become much more focused.
The golf history at Waterville goes back to 1870. The international golf architect, Tom Fazio, harmonized the topology of the masterpiece of Eddie Hackett. In the modern era, Waterville golf and fishing resort had its links challenged with over forty of the world’s greatest champions: Sam Snead, Steward, Woods, Duval, Jansen and many more. This course changes every day, different weather conditions, different set-up, and the minute you finish it, you will want to go back to start it again.
Apart from these three locations, we warmly recommend you try out some other top 50 clubs in the country. Lahinch Golf Club is quirky and is fun, a true Old Tom Morris design. Tralee Golf Club is known as the best Arnold Palmer design. Old head Golf Links and Portmarnock are truly remarkable as well.