Golf vacations in Dublin have steadily made their way up the golf tourism ranks – and it’s no surprise, as the County Dublin area is a golfing goldmine of more than 100 fabulous courses. They include Portmarnock, Royal Dublin, and The European Club, which offer some of the best golfing experiences you can find not only in Ireland but across the world.
Ireland’s capital is worth a trip in itself, beyond the welcoming hospitality, creamy dark stout and musical talents of this great city, you’ll find a metropolitan hub of fine dining, architecture and commerce. Within easy reach of Dublin are some of the country’s best golf courses, making it an easy place to stay and explore a wide variety of golf from one central location.
Arrive at Dublin International Airport, transfer into the city, and after check-in, enjoy the capital’s world-famous hospitality firsthand.
After breakfast in the hotel travel out to Portmarnock Links, this Bernard langer design, while modern, has a very natural and understated layout and allows the terrain to speak for Itself. Return to Dublin for dinner and an evening tour of the Jameson’s distillery.
Your second round of golf will be at The Island, this quaint, old-fashioned links course has one of the best back nines in the country. Dine at Michelin-starred Chapter One restaurant, for a culinary experience to rival anywhere in the world.
Today we travel 10 miles to Portmarnock, set on narrow tongue of shallow duneland, this is one of the iconic courses in Ireland and one of the most respected venues in world golf.
This magnificent links has been graced by legends of the game such as Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead as they secured the 1960 Canada Cup or Phil Mickelson & David Duval in clinching the 1991 Walker Cup, these events along with hosting the Irish Open on 19 occasions make this is a course to add to any itinerary.
Designed and run by a legend of golf in Ireland, Pat Ruddy, the European Club will be the next majestic course on your tour. To unwind after the challenge, take a trip to Glenderloch, a glacial valley hosting an early Medieval Monastery from the 6th Century. On your return to Dublin, dine at the award-winning FX Buckley’s steakhouse.
The stunning Royal Dublin Golf Club is a classic Scottish ‘out and back’ links, unusual in Ireland. Set on an exposed barrier island in Dublin bay, you’ll need to be wary of conditions. Finish your trip the right way, with a visit to the unmissable Guinness Storehouse, enjoy tales of Ireland’s world-famous beer, and share a glass on a rooftop bar with views of the city.
Drive/Transfer to Dublin International Airport
6 nights’ accommodation, based on twin/double share, including daily breakfast
5 rounds of golf
Self-drive automatic rental car or transfers or chauffeur driven van
On site assistance of a Premier Golf representative
All taxes and fees included
Based on travel in mid-season (Spring & Fall), group of 8 golfers sharing twin/double, 4-star hotels, transport in a luxury coach with driver.
Be sure to check out the Brazen Head on Dublin North Quays, reputedly the oldest pub in Ireland, dating back to 1198. It offers live music, food and, of course, a great pint of Guinness.
This tour does not include flights, dinner reservations (these can be arranged by our concierge team) caddies or carts unless stated (these can be arranged by your sales agent)
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The exact number may be hard to pinpoint, given that courses are counted and classified differently. However, there are at least 34 golf courses in County Dublin. Some famous ones include Portmarnock Golf Club, Royal Dublin Golf Club, The Island Golf Club, and The K Club.
Premier Golf’s Dublin and East Ireland Golf Tour Package includes the Royal Dublin Golf Club, Portmarnock Golf Club, and the European Club.
Caddies are not included in the golf courses in Dublin and East Ireland but are available for hire at many courses, especially the links courses. Caddies are classified as independent contractors and aren’t employees of the golf clubs, making their availability and fees variable, depending on the season and course.
If you want to hire a caddie, you should make a request 48 hours before your tee time to make the necessary arrangements. The caddies will carry your bag, advise you on lines off tees and greens, repair divots and pitch marks, rake bunkers, and offer insight into the course and local areas. Some courses have forecaddies who do not carry bags but guide a group of golfers.