Sometimes overlooked, the east coast of Ireland also has its fair share of historic links courses and also some of the best "new" links you will find anywhere.
Travel with us to the East Coast of Ireland and use Dublin as a great base for the entire trip.
Below is a sample itinerary that we know you will enjoy thoroughly but, should you wish to add in some other courses or sights, we would be happy to customise a plan just for you.
Arrive Dublin airport where you driver will be waiting or collect your rental car. As today may otherwise be a wasted "jet-lag day" we tend to get you playing right off the plane.
Play County Louth Golf Club (Baltray). An Open Regional Qualifying site in 2018, a former Irish Open host and the perennial host to one of Ireland's Championship Amateur events, the East of Ireland.
A short drive today from your hotel, the Royal Dublin Golf Club is on a flat piece of links terrain that is permantently exposed to the wind. The great Seve won an Irish Open here. Watch out for the 18th "The Garden", with Out of Bounds on the right, it can ruin a great round.
Perennially one of the highest ranked courses in Ireland and the world. This World Cup, Walker Cup and Irish Open host is a masterful design over relatively flat terrain. The short 15th is a favourite of many of the world's best golfers.
Founded in 1987, Pat Ruddy is both designer and owner. This labour of love can be called one of the last great links courses to have been built in the 20th century. It differs from many of the other East Coast courses in that has plenty of rolling terrain and large dunes.
Bring some extra balls today, this one is awesome and tough.
A break from the "links" course by the sea today with a round on the Arnold Palmer designed K Club, host to the 2006 Ryder Cup, as well as The European Open and The Irish Open in the past.
Weaving its way past the River Liffey, in low-laying fertile parkland, this championship course is visually stunning and truly five-star.
The Island Golf Club in north county Dublin is a personal favourite of Links Golf Ireland staff and one not to be missed. Monster dunes and uniquely challenging holes (see holes 13, 14 & 15), this former site to the Regional Open Championship Qualifying will be an instant favourite.
All good things must come to an end...unfortunately! Your hotel is only a short commute to the airport.
Time to begin the process for your next trip to the Emerald Isle or beyond!