Whether you’re a passionate golfer or you just enjoy the odd swing of a golf club, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice when you visit Dublin! With over 60 golf courses to choose from why not make the best of golf in Dublin and visit a selection of some of Dublin’s many golfing gems.
Balbriggan is a striking 18-hole parkland golf course with excellent facilities available. Located just 2 minutes south of Balbriggan town it overlooks the beautiful east coast of Ireland and is just a 30-minute drive from Dublin City Centre.
Head west onto Pearse St toward Upper Erne St, at Pearse Street Turn right onto Tara Street or N11. Take a slight right at R105 and turn right at Custom House Quay/R105. Take a slight left staying on Custom House Quay/R105. Continue on Custom House Quay and then onto North Wall Quay. Take the first exit onto East Wall Road/R131 and follow R131. You are now on the M1 on the partial toll road. Take the R122 exit towards Balbriggan/Baile Brigín and Naul. Take the third exit at the roundabout, straight through next roundabout and turn right onto Drogheda Street. At Vauxhall Street turn right where you will arrive at Balbriggan. The golf course is clearly signposted from here.
With a spectacular backdrop overlooking the granite Mourne Mountains and the rolling hills of The Cooley Peninsula, you will find yourself in stunning solitude surroundings on the green of Balbriggan golf course.
The City West Golf Club was designed and shaped by Ireland’s very own and world-renowned golfer Christy O’Connor Jr. and it was Christy who proudly opened its greens in 1994. This is a challenging 18-hole championship golf course in magnificent surroundings and maintained to the highest of standards. This golf course has played host to many national and international golfing tournaments and is located just 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre.
From O’Connell Street head north on Lower O’Connell Street, towards Prince’s Street North. Continue to follow N1, take a left at Parnell Square South/N1 and again continue to follow N1. Take a left at Upper Dorset Street/ N1 and left again at Church Street/N1. Take a slight right at Church Street N1/R108. Continue on Lower Bridge Street and take a slight left at High Street. Turn right onto Nicholas Street/N8, go through three roundabouts and take a slight right at Mill Road/N82. The City West Hotel is located on the right hand side.
Portmarnock golf course is one of Ireland’s most prestigious golf courses and is considered one of the finest golf courses in the world attracting golfers from all corners. Portmarnock Golf Course will challenge even the most professional golfers and is sure to please. Portmarnock Golf Club is located on the stunning Portmarnock Strand and offers amazing heavenly views.
Exiting Dublin Airport take the second exit which is signposted Way-Out. At the main airport roundabout take the first exit onto the R132 to Swords. At the next roundabout called Cloghran roundabout take the third exit signposted Portmarnock. Continue forward for approximately two miles. Take the first left turn onto Baskin lane, again signposted Portmarnock, continue forward for approximately 2 miles until the next junction. Turn left onto Malahide Road. Take the next right at the Church onto Chapel Road. Continue for 1.5 miles to the next junction. Turn right continue for quarter of a mile. Take the next left turn signposted Portmarnock. Continue forward and pass the dart station. At the small roundabout turn left, first exit signposted Portmarnock. Drive through Portmarnock Village, pass a row of houses on the left on an incline and the hotel gates are on your right.
There are many more Golf Courses worth a visit so why not check out our full listing of Dublin Golf Courses for further details.
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