Irish Golf Courses and Hotels with Golf Courses

Irish Golf Courses

The map to the left lists for you golf courses by county in Ireland. If a course is ranked in the top 100 golf courses in Ireland, it will be noted on the listing.

If you'll move your mouse curser over the counties on the map, information should appear.

The top-100 rankings on the Irish golf courses are courtesy of Ireland Golf Digest.

Golfing in Ireland

While it certainly can be one of the greatest golf experiences in the world, Irish golf may be a bit different from golfing in the States.

Here are some things to consider before you run amuck at Ballybunion:

The Irish take their golf very seriously and a light rain will not interfere with playing the round. Buggies (golf carts) are not available on all courses so it's good to check beforehand.

Most golf courses in Ireland do not have driving ranges attached so it's best to practice warming up in other ways (hugging the missus?). Even the top courses in Ireland will usually let visitors play so you, as a visitor, can experience the best golf Ireland has to offer.

Green fees are relatively inexpensive and can vary greatly from course to course in Ireland. As in the States, it is customary to visit the 19th hole after play so hotels with golf courses are becoming very popular.

North & West Coast Links Golf

North & West Coast Links Golf Ireland is proud to showcase 13 of the best links golf courses in Ireland. As well as golf, they have award-winning accommodation and luxury transport to suit your every need. They specialise in offering unforgettable Ireland Golf Trips.

N&WCL is a member of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), and promotes the following courses: Carne Golf Links, Enniscrone Golf Club, Donegal Golf Club, Narin & Portnoo Golf Club, Rosapenna Golf Resort, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Castlerock Golf Club, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portstewart Golf Club, Ardglass Golf Club, Galway Bay Golf Resort, Westport Golf Club and Portsalon Golf Club.

You can find links to most of these courses on the map above.

Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

The Jameson family's private golf course, developed in 1858, was one of the earliest courses in Ireland.

Bernhard Langer affectionately incorporated part of the original layout in his design of the championship links, which opened for play in 1995.

The use of dunes and natural terrain should please the most ardent links purists.

Elevated tees and greens, blind approaches and doglegs, not to mention typical links sea breezes, keep you thinking through every round.

Tel: +353 1 846 0611

Blarney Hotel and Golf Resort

The Blarney Golf Resort offers a challenging and enthralling experience to any golfer.

Co-designed by one of the game's most colourful and best-loved characters, John Daly, you can be sure there will be some unique holes to play along the way.

Take the 601 yard par 5 that has John Daly's signature written all over it!

You will come across some of the best greens in Ireland as you wind your way along this 6712 yard, par 71 course.

Its location, nestled in the stunning Shournagh Valley, creates the most wonderful atmosphere and breathtaking views where you can't help but feel at one with your natural surroundings.

The fact that John Daly singled out Blarney as his only project in Europe just shows how strongly he felt about his involvement with this particular course.

Tel: +353 21 438 4477
Fax: +353 21 451 6453

Castleknock Hotel and Golf ResortCastleknock Hotel and Golf Resort
Sitting snugly on the Porterstown Road, on the outskirts of Castleknock Village.

Guests at Castleknock Hotel & Country Club can enjoy two dining experiences.

Our fine dining restaurant which overlooks the championship golf course offers the finest in local and international cuisine.

The Bistro offers an all day menu with a Mediterranean feel and flavour in a bright, airy and less formal atmosphere - a great place to relax, meet friends and enjoy panoramic views of the golf course.

Citywest Hotel and Golf ResortCitywest Hotel and Golf Resort

Set in over 180 acres of majestic woodland, Citywest Hotel reflects the grace and timeless elegance one associates with the great Irish Houses.
All rooms are en-suite and feature multi-channel TV, radio, ISDN/Broadband, internet access (on request), air conditioning (on request), smoking and non smoking rooms, tea & coffee making facilities, trouser press & ironing board and hairdryer.

The Terrace Restaurant, traditional Grill Room and Carvery offer fine dining.


The Pavillion Lounge is the most popular room in Citywest Hotel. Tastefully decorated with plush sofas and armchairs all centred around our master fire place.

Guests can relax in our plush conservatory.

The Swift Bar sets Citywest apart from most hotel bars, it combines unique modern surroundings with old world Irish charm.

The Swift bar is where you can discuss places to visit while in Ireland, watch live Sports and enjoy live music on Saturday nights.

Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Glenlo Abbey Hotel situated in Galway in the West of Ireland is one of the most exclusive 5 Star Hotels in Ireland.

This five-star hotel offers unrivalled facilities for a luxury hotel in Ireland providing deluxe accommodation in Galway for guests state of the art conference meeting rooms award winning restaurants leisure activities such as shooting and fishing and its own private golf course among others.

Guests at Glenlo Abbey enjoy unrivalled personal service in the warmth of Galway's only 5 star hotel.

Turn left from Glenlo Abbey and travel into Galway city which hosts the famous Oyster Festival the world renowned Galway races and the Galway Arts Festival one of the largest arts festivals in Europe.

In contrast if you turn right you enter Connemara the heart of the West of Ireland.

This natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the visitor a wonderland of sights experiences adventure and activities.

The people are warm friendly and extend a hospitality that is the essence of Ireland.

Whether it is business or pleasure that brings you to Glenlo Abbey Hotel we know that the welcome you receive and the service you enjoy will give you good reason to return and visit us again.

Castlerosse Hotel, KerryCastlerosse Hotel

The Castlerosse Hotel has a magnificent lakeside location on its own 9 hole golf course just over 1 mile (2 kms) from the town centre on the Killorglin Ring of Kerry Road.

The Castlerosse has 121 comfortable guest bedrooms, all ensuite with multi-channel T.V. direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facility.

The hotel also has a number of bedrooms suitable for wheelchair access and less able bodied guests.


Guests can also enjoy fine cuisine in the hotel's panoramic restaurant or cosy Mulligans pub.

Ashford Castle Hotel, Mayo Ireland Ashford Castle Hotel

There are many opportunities to explore the vast estate with fishing on Lough Corrib, equestrian pursuits, golf, falconry and trail walking.

Ashford Castle has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest rooms and suites.

Each guest room is individually designed to provide stylish personal comforts, from the marble fittings of bathrooms to sumptuous coordinated fabrics and furnishings.

Many of the rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities.

The Wine Cellars at Ashford Castle stock an extensive selection of international vintages - both classic and rare. A complete list is available from the sommelier.

Kilronan Castle

Kilronan Castle Golf Course is being designed by Nick Faldo, the most successful Ryder Cup player of all time (played in more matches and won more points than any other player in history) and winner of 42 international titles.

This alone will bring visitors from all over the world to Kilronan Castle.

Nick Faldo is also designing a superb world class 18 hole championship golf course for Lough Rynn, sister property to Kilronan Castle.

Tel: +353 (0) 71 9647771
Fax: +353 (0) 71 9647772

Slieve Russell Hotel, Irish Hotel, CavanSlieve Russell Hotel

The Slieve Russell Hotel provides luxury hotel accommodation.

The hotel has 219 stylish bedrooms, including 20 Suites, and 2 Presidential Suites, all of which are impeccably furnished and designed to incorporate every comfort and to ensure a feeling of relaxed elegance, perfect for business or pleasure.

Attention to detail is key and all rooms have TV with digital in-room entertainment and internet access, tea/coffee making facilities and trouser press.

The Conall Cearnach restaurant has established itself as one of the finest restaurants in both Cavan and the North West Region. Under the stewardship of Peter Denny, one of the country's leading chefs, the restaurant has received may coveted awards, including an AA Rosette. The Setanta Restaurant is another top class dining option.

The Setanta's profusion of natural light washes over innovative design features such as Italian marble floors, leather finishes and cool wooden tables and panelling. It would be safe to say it is one of the most vibrant and modern restaurants in Cavan.

The menu has a selection of exquisite modern European flavours and the high standard of culinary craftsmanship is reflected in the superb selection of creative menus and charming wines.

Alternatively, choose a light meal alternative in the Summit Restaurant, enjoying magnificent views overlooking our Championship Golf Course.

Hastings Culloden Hotel

Standing on the wooded slopes of the Holywood Hills overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline is the magnificent Culloden Hotel.

Originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down the Culloden stands in 12 acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodlands.

Palatial surroundings fine antiques and the highest levels of personal service combine to give the Culloden Hotel an air of elegance.

The exclusive Elysium Spa offers a full range of health and leisure facilities and golfing enthusiasts can enjoy privileged tee off times at Royal Belfast Golf Club.

Cabra Castle, Kingscourt, Cavan Cabra Castle

General: Cabra Castle Hotel stands on 88 acres of gardens and parkland, with its own nine hole golf course situated just outside the town of Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.

Local activities include, golf, horse-riding and fishing or simply rambling around the beautiful gardens.

Cabra Castle Hotel boasts a proud history dating as far back as 1760. It's long history lends a mature, cultured air to the Castle which can be felt by one and all as they stroll along the Castle's magnificent hallways and stairwells.

Ramada Hotel and Suites at the Blarney Golf ResortRamada Hotel and Suites at the Blarney Golf Resort

Built in the beautiful and tranquil Shournach Valley close to the historic town of Blarney.

Our Bedrooms are equipped to to the highest standard of comfort and convenience featuring plasma screen televisions, raised sitting areas and large external balconies.

At the heart of the Blarney Golf Resort experience is Cormac's Bar, a statement of style and elegance offering a modern and lively mix of classic cocktails and world Renowned wines.

The Inniscarra Restaurant is open every evening from 6.30pm with last orders taken at 10.00pm. Serving Authentic Pan-Asian and Italian cuisine created from the finest produce sourced locally and served in a contemporary setting.

The Ramada Hotel & Suites at The Blarney Golf Resort is an experience you'll not want to miss, truly a resort for all seasons.

Shearaton Fota Island Resort Shearaton Fota Island Resort

Just north of the larger island of Cobh, the scenic Fota Island is in Cork Harbor just off the N25 road from Cork to Waterford.

The island is host to Ireland's only wildlife park, as well as the historic Fota House with its famous gardens.

Located 20 minutes from Cork Airport, we are centrally located for exploring Southern Ireland.

The Sheraton Fota Island Golf Resort & Spa offers 131 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Offering superb views of the woodland or golf course, all are decorated in a style that evokes a feeling of pure indulgence and relaxation.

All rooms feature the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper BedSM and are equipped with satellite TV and Internet access through the television system and interactive video on demand system.

The Cove Restaurant, our seafood grill room, offers locally caught seafood complemented by the finest Irish meat and organic produce from local pastures.

Fota Restaurant is an all-day dining venue with distinction. Serving a freshly prepared buffet breakfast as well as casual lunches and hearty evening meals, it is perfect for those returning from a challenging round of golf or a day exploring the local area.


The Amber Lounge provides a perfect lccation to relax and enjoy the amazing island views and enjoy afternoon tea with gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked scones, delicate pastries, and desserts and why not sample one of their local whiskeys from the nearby Midleton Distillery.

The Fota Island Spa is the new world-class destination spa, designed to concentrate on well-being. With 18 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy, and thermal suites, the spa uniquely caters those in pursuit of golfing excellence, as well as holistic relaxation and pampering.

The spa also features a fitness suite with Life Fitness equipment, an indoor heated swimming pool, and a children's swimming pool.

Golfers will enjoy the championship golf course set amongst beautiful parkland scenery, regarded as one of the best courses in Ireland

Come discover Ireland's new luxury destination, the Sheraton Fota Island Golf Resort & Spa, located on Fota Island in County Cork.

Tucked amid gorgeous scenery, we're just north of the large island of Cobh and 20 minutes away from Cork International Airport. We're the ideal location for exploring southern Ireland.