11 Beautiful Golf Courses To Play In Ireland

Courtesy of Old Head Golf Links
Courtesy of Old Head Golf Links
Kate Phelan

With nearly 300 different golf courses – including 22 that made in into the newly released Golf Monthly UK and Ireland top 100 list for 2017/18 – lovers of this sport are spoilt for choice on the island of Ireland. But if you’re choosing based on the view, here are the most beautiful.

1. Royal Portrush Golf Club

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Northern Ireland’s beautiful Royal Portrush Golf Club benefits from a position on the Antrim coast, not far from the Giant’s Causeway area of ancient stone columns formed by volcanic eruption. It is nestled on a triangle of sand-hills, looking across the North Atlantic to Scotland’s Isle of Islay. One of the two courses at Royal Portrush is named for the 13th century Dunluce Castle ruins which overlook it.

2. Lough Erne Resort & Golf Club

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2. Lough Erne Resort & Golf Club
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Lough Erne is is the name given to two large connected lakes in the Northern Ireland county of Fermanagh. The Lough Erne Resort and golf club overlooks Castle Hume Lough, a few miles from an expansive area of woodland known as Ely Lodge Forest, and both of Lough Erne’s two championship golf courses enjoy enviable surroundings.

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