4 Great Golf Course On The Emerald Isles

If you are from the school of thought that golf is a good walk ruined then a golfing holiday is obviously not for you. However, for the millions of golfing fanatics around the world a golfing holiday is paradise. A week in the outdoors, playing a few holes each day then back to the hotel for a few celebratory drinks – what more could you want?

And where better to practise your swing than the stunning Emerald Isles. Dublin has over 60 of the finest golf courses around, catering for all needs and handicaps. Here is a selection of the best.

Balbriggan Golf Club is located in in Blackhall, Balbriggan, County Dublin. This 18 hole parkland course measures 6500 yards and includes excellent greens, mature trees and water features.

  • Course: Parkland
  • Holes: 18
  • Length: 6500yds
  • Par: 71
  • Club Professional: Nigel Howley
  • Club Manager: Seamus Rooney
  • Club Secretary: Ian Fraher
  • Facilities: Tuition, Buggies, Club Shop
  • Course hours: 8.00am – Dusk
  • Clubhouse hours: 9.00am – Midnight
  • Catering available: Yes: 11.30am – Dusk
  • How to find us: Just north of Dublin Airport off the main Dublin / Belfast M1.
  • Weekday fees from: EUR30.00
  • Weekend fees from: EUR40.00
  • Other rates: Group rates available
  • http://www.balbriggangolfclub.com/

Deer Park Golf Course is a 3 star hotel with 4 golf courses on site. Two 18 hole courses, 12 hole par 3 and an 18 hole Pitch and Putt. The hotel includes a luxury 17m swimming pool, sauna and steam room and spa.

  • Course: Parkland
  • Architect: Fred Hawtree
  • Holes: 18
  • Length: 5921 / 6293m
  • Par: 72
  • Club Manager: David Tighe
  • Marketing Manager: Dympna Gavin
  • Facilities: Tuition, Buggies, Caddies, Club Hire, Club Shop
  • Course hours: First light till Dark
  • Clubhouse hours: First light till Dark
  • Catering Available: Yes: 7.30am – 9.00pm
  • How to find us: 9 miles from Dublin City and Airport
  • Weekday fees from: EUR18.00
  • Weekend fees from: EUR27.00
  • http://www.deerpark-hotel.ie/

Woodbrook Golf Club was recently redesigned by new-age architect Peter McEvoy. The club has eighteen new, sand based, bent grass greens built to a standard set by the USGA.

  • Course: Parkland
  • Architect: Peter McEvoy
  • Holes: 18
  • Length: 6956yds
  • Par: 72
  • Club Professional: Billy Kinsella
  • Club Manager: Patrick F. Byrne
  • Facilities: Tuition, Caddies, Club Hire, Club Shop
  • Catering available: Yes: From 10.00am
  • How to find us: N11 to Bay and follow signs
  • Weekday fees from: EUR90.00
  • Weekend fees from: EUR100.00
  • Other rates: Group rates available
  • http://www.woodbrook.ie/

Luttrellstown Castle Golf & Country Club is a charming parkland course, which has recently been re-designed, offers glorious views across the Liffey Valley. The club includes a newly refurbished Clubhouse offering extensive bar, restaurant and private function room facilities.

  • Course: Parkland
  • Architect: MacKenzie and Ebert
  • Holes: 18
  • Length: 7300yds
  • Par: 72
  • Club Professional: Edward Doyle
  • Club Manager: Colm Hannon
  • Club Secretary: Tony Weldon
  • Facilities: Tuition, Buggies, Caddies, Club Hire, Club Shop
  • Course hours: 8.00am – 10.00pm
  • Catering available: Yes: 8.00am – 10.00pm
  • How to find us: Between Casltleknock and Lucan on the Porterstown road
  • Weekday fees from: EUR75.00
  • Weekend fees from: EUR75.00
  • Other rates: Group and corporate rates available.
  • http://www.luttrellstown.ie/
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