Where to Play and Stay in Ireland

With some of the first links-style golf courses in the world, a golf trip to Ireland is sure to please. Rolling fairways, ocean winds, and more, Ireland offers an authentic links experience like no other.

But with hundreds of golf courses to choose from, selecting the perfect one (or three) for your golf trip to Ireland can be tricky. We’re here to make it easy. With pot bunkers, dune-lined fairways, and ocean vistas, this is where you need to tee it up on your golf trip to Ireland.

Most Popular Golf Courses in Ireland

Ballybunion Golf Club - The Old Course

Ballybunion Golf Club - The Old Course

Located amongst natural sand dunes on the northwest coast of County Kerry, Ballybunion Golf Club features two world-class golf courses: the Old Course and the Trent Jones Cashen Course. While both courses are worthy of high distinction, the Old Course does tend to receive more applause and is a popular stop on a golf trip to Ireland. The seaside links feature natural challenges including dunes, ocean winds, valleys, and rolling fairways.

Lahinch Golf Club - The Old Course

Lahinch Golf Club - The Old Course

The Old Course at Lahinch Golf Club located in western Ireland dates back to the early 1890s. So for a true links experience on your golf trip to Ireland, Lahinch is as good a stop as any. Old Tom Morris, Alister MacKenzie, Martin Hawtree, and more all had a hand in the creation and subsequent renovations of this links-style masterpiece.

Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock Golf Club

Just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, Portmarnock is not only easily accessible but one of the finest courses to play on a golf trip to Ireland. Nestled along the Irish coastline, Portmarnock certainly has the professional stamp of approval having hosted 19 Irish Open Championships, the 1960 Canada Cup, and the 1991 Walker Cup.

The European Club

The European Club

As one of the top courses to play on a golf trip to Ireland, the exclusive European Club features links golf at its best with sweeping seaside views and tumbling dunes. The European Club has continued to receive rankings every year as one of the Top 100 Courses in the World since its initial opening in 1992.

Waterville Golf Links

Waterville Golf Links

Waterville Golf Links is one of few true links courses across the globe that you can play on your golf trip to Ireland. Set alongside Ballinskelligs Bay with views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range to the northeast, Waterville makes for a magical backdrop to an even more impressive round of golf. The course itself is relatively remote and features gentle undulations across the fairways and greens lined by tall dunes, a links-golf staple.

FAQs About Golfing in Ireland

Are golf resorts in Ireland open?

Yes! Many golf courses and resorts are open and ready to welcome you on your golf trip to Ireland. However, some remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended course of play to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your golf clubs directly to the course of your choice with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

How much does a golf trip to Ireland cost?

The total cost of your trip will vary greatly depending on when you travel, your accommodations, and your method of transportation. But for golf, expect to pay upwards of $250 USD for a round at a world-famous course. You can easily snag tee times for less than $100 USD at lesser-known courses, too.

How do I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to Ireland?

Tired of dragging your clubs through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your golf clubs, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Sticks will collect your clubs from your home, business, resort, or golf course. Arrive at your destination to find your golf clubs waiting! Ship Sticks will ship your golf clubs back home at the end of your golf trip to Ireland, too.

Why should I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to Ireland?

Because golf is a game meant to be played at venues all over the globe, Ship Sticks is dedicated to ensuring your golf clubs arrive safely and on-time on your golf trip to Ireland. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Sticks is the best way to ship your golf clubs on your golf trip to Ireland.

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