Ireland is a golfer’s paradise, with many of its glorious golf courses rated among the best in the world. A golf tour around Ireland offers unrivaled scenic views of rolling countryside and dramatic coastlines, along with welcoming pubs, friendly people and toe-tapping traditional music.
Ireland is known as the ‘green of dreams’ and has over 400 golf courses, including 58 of the 247 true links golf courses in the world. Moreover, Ireland plays host to seven of the top 100 golf courses in the world, making it the ideal destination for a golf break.
“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet.”W.B Yeats
There are incredible golf clubs and courses around the entirety of Ireland, alongside plenty of other things to see and do. Each individual region has a selection of beautiful courses.
Near Dublin, golf courses including Portmarnock, K Club, Druids Glen and European Golf Club are must plays. These can be enjoyed alongside the vibrant culture of the Republic of Ireland’s iconic capital city.
Northern Ireland is home to Royal Portrush, host of the Open Championship in 2025, Portstewart, Castlerock, and Ardglass. Royal County Down Golf Club, nestled at the foot of the majestic Mourne Mountains, is not only ranked the top golf course in Ireland, but the top golf course in the world.
Among the best golf courses on the north west coast of Ireland are County Sligo, Carne, Enniscrone and Ballyliffin, each unique and beautiful. There’s also the magnificent golf resort at Rosapenna, which now boasts three stunning links courses. The newest, St Patrick’s Links, just debuted at No.55 in the latest Golf Digest World Ranking.
South west Ireland has a variety of brilliant courses including Ballybunion, which is considered one of the finest links courses in the world. There’s also Lahinch, Tralee, Waterville and Old Head, all of which could be played on the same trip.
Premier Golf can arrange a luxury golf vacation to Ireland based on your specific requirements. With an office in Killarney, Ireland our local representatives can recommend the perfect combination of popular clubs and hidden gems throughout Ireland, all paired with superb accommodation that’s selected to suit your taste. From luxury boutique hotels to larger resorts, there’s something for everyone.
There are plenty of other exciting things to see and do on the emerald isle that you can fit in around teeing off. Ireland has some of the most beautiful and exciting natural beauty spots, including the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry.
You can’t visit Ireland without drinking a pint of Guinness or a glass of Irish Whiskey. You’ll never get a better stout than when you are enjoying the warm welcome of a quaint pub listening to traditional Irish music and eating local delicacies.
Whatever you do and wherever you stay in Ireland, you’ll make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
Premier Golf has been arranging golf tours to Ireland since 1988 and with a full-time office in the country and close relationships with ground handlers, you will be well looked after when booking a trip through us. Expect to be greeted by a Premier Golf representative when you arrive in Ireland and begin your Irish golf holiday.
Our golf travel specialists develop specific programs for each individual trip to ensure you get the most out of your experience. With direct flights from multiple US cities, Ireland provides an ideal golfing vacation.
Get in touch with our representatives to create your own custom luxury golf trip to Ireland.