There are just about 150 links courses in the world and the tiny island of Ireland has the best of them, with the most exciting dunes and exhilarating golf designs matured through the years.
Fly directly into Irelands Capital City, Dublin. All within 1 hours drive enjoy the many East Coast Links courses and challenge yourself on Irelands East Coast all in the comfort of your own luxury chauffeur driven vehicle!
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The Merrion, located in the heart of Dublin city centre, is the capital’s most luxurious five star hotel, and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
An impeccable restoration of four Georgian townhouses, The Merrion is a marriage of exquisite comfort, relaxed elegance and advanced guest facilities, including free Wi-Fi, an 18m pool, spa and gym.
This 5-star luxury hotel is to be found in the heart of Georgian Dublin, opposite Government Buildings and a few minutes’ walk from galleries, museums, the IFSC, Dublin Convention Centre, pubs, restaurants and the shops of Grafton Street.
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Just fifteen minutes from Dublin International Airport, Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links enjoys an unmatched coastal location, with breath-taking views over the famous five-mile “Velvet Strand’ and its hugely popular beachside Golf Links.
Once the grand seaside home to the Jameson Distillery dynasty – today, the hotel appeals as much to the quiet-seekers in search of some coastal respite with some Spa time as to the group of dedicated golf enthusiasts. Portmarnock Hotel presents a well-balanced offering of two bars, a restaurant, a Spa, complimentary hotel-wide Wi-Fi and free ample onsite parking for guests.
Portmarnock Golf Club
Portmarnock Golf Club sits majestically on a narrow tongue of shallow duneland. And as a measure of its enduring quality, it remains one of the most respected venues in world golf. No other Irish course has been graced by so many distinguished players in a rich history encompassing a broad sweep of significant events. It is where Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead successfully followed its serpentine route through classic link land on their way to victory in the 1960 Canada Cup.
Royal Dublin Golf Club
The Royal Dublin Golf Club is home to a superb and very traditional golf links on Bull Island in Dublin Bay.
The famous golf architect Harry Colt was brought in to design the course following its destruction by the military during the First World War. His work brought a measure of fame to the Club and the course has been sought out for prestigious golfing events ever since.
The renowned architect, Martin Hawtree, was invited to redesign and upgrade the links for the modern game. At a cost of €4.5 million, the course has been re-designed in a manner which has shown respect to its inheritance, while challenging the longest hitters.
The Island Golf Club
The Island Golf Club, founded in 1890, is a traditional private Members’ golf club with a proud history of upholding the best traditions of amateur golf.
Overlooked by the North County Dublin village of Malahide, the links is located in some of the most stunning dunes on the east coast of Ireland. It is also one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland and was ranked 13th in Golf Digest Ireland’s Top 100 Courses in 2015.
It enjoys a growing international reputation and currently hosts Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship and will co-host stroke play qualifying for the British Amateur Championship in 2019.
The European Club
It is here at the seaside that the primary elements of sea, sky and earth collide with mighty force and play turbulent and beautiful games and bind mankind in a magical spell. It is here that golf enjoys that extra dimension.
The European Club is located in tumbling dunes just south of Dublin and it features sweeping sea views from nineteen of the twenty holes. Yes, there are two extra par-3s here and they are in play most days affording the golfer a 20-hole round which includes five holes running very close to the sea. So close that it is common to find players searching for their golf balls on the beach.
So, it has attracted hundreds of title winners to have a go. Tiger Woods holds the links record at 67. Rory McIlroy won the Irish Amateur title here. Padraig Harrington has played here as boy and man and prepared for his British Open wins by playing in and winning the Irish PGA at The European Club in the week before both!
This is a links designed as an exhilarating test for the top players of today and tomorrow.
Portmarnock Golf Links
Situated on the shoreline of a rugged peninsula, The Links Portmarnock was the first golf course that International Management Group (IMG) developed in Ireland and opened for play in 1995.
It was therefore fitting that Bernhard Langer chose this magnificent setting to design his first links course being a three-time winner of the Irish Open at nearby Portmarnock Golf Club and The Royal Dublin Golf Club. Along with architect Stan Eby they designed a course that is a challenge for all golfers, set in the grounds of the old Jameson Estate of St. Marnocks, the course has played host to professional and amateur events including 2008 and 2009 Ladies Irish Open.
County Louth Golf Club
Co Louth Golf Club was established in 1892. Rated in Golf Digests top 100, the golf course sits on a 190-acre site of seaside links terrain and has built a reputation of being one of the finest and most enjoyable courses in Ireland. The present layout remains largely unchanged from the design laid out by renowned course architect Tom Simpson in 1938.
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