Youghal is a perfect base for the keen golfer, as this region of Ireland hosts a magnificent selection of 40 parkland and coastal golf courses. You could start at Youghal's own championship course, with its spectacular setting on the cliffs overlooking the town and bay. Aherne's is also in close proximity to Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean.
Golf at Royal Portrush, Portstewart and Royal County Down literally match the best the world has to offer. Castlerock Golf Club set among rolling sand dunes is yet another great links course on the Causeway Coast, situated in the seaside village of Castlerock and a short drive from Ardtara Country House.
Old Head Club Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Other golf courses in the area are Cork Golf Club, Fota Island, Harbour Point and Youghal.
A golfer's dream can be arranged with unforgettable golf at the K Club (1-2 mile) or Carton House (15 minutes). The O' Meara Course and The Montgomerie Course are also located within a short drive of Barberstown Castle, making the hotel the ideal base for the keen golfer.
Belleek Castle, Ballina, has a number of premium golf courses right on the doorstep: 4 links and 8 parkland courses can be reached within an hour's drive. The closest golf courses are Ballina Golf Course- (10min), Championship Links at Enniscrone -(15min), County Sligo/Rosses Point - (1h) or Carne/Belmullet Golf Links - (1h).
Bishops Gate Hotel is located within the historic city walls in the heart of Derry/Londonderry city’s quaint Cathedral Quarter, and within “chipping distance” of many golf courses! Perfectly positioned for golf enthusiasts, the location provides convenient access to over 20 golf courses within an hour’s drive including Ballyliffin (host of the Irish Open in 2018), City of Derry, Foyle Golf Centre and Royal Portrush (host of the 148th British Open in 2019).
Royal Portrush, consistently ranked in the world's top ten golf courses, is just 4 scenic miles from the Bushmills Inn. In addition to the championship Dunluce course, there's the more sheltered Valley course. Other spectacular links courses within 15 miles are Portstewart, Castlerock and Ballycastle.
There are numerous world-renowned links and championship golf courses in Kerry including Killarney, Tralee, Ballybunion and Waterville. Killarney is the ideal base for a golfing holiday in Kerry. Please allow one of the members of Cahernane's expert hospitality team to arrange tee times at one of the local courses for you or to help create an itinerary for a truly memorable golf holiday.
The Kerry area is now recognised as one of the world's leading golfing destinations. Boasting numerous top-class courses, the sheer quality of the golf is unparalleled. Carrig House is fortunate to be surrounded by 15 wonderful golf courses, both links and parkland, within one hour's drive. The nearest being Dooks Golf Links (a 10-minute drive), Waterville (a 40-minutes drive), Killarney ( with 3 courses within a 30-minute drive), Tralee, (an hour drive) and Ballybunion Golf Club, ( a 90-minute drive). Carrig House are happy to arrange tee times.
Some of the finest golf courses can be found off the west coast of Ireland. Cashel House Hotel is more than happy to arrange your tee-off time for any of these fabulous courses. Just 30 minutes drive from Cashel House Hotel you will find the Connemara Golf Club and Oughterard Golf Club.
Located a short drive from Mount Juliet, the beautiful and challenging Mount Juliet course has established itself as a premier golfing venue for top professionals and leisure golfers worldwide.
Donegal and the North West boast many fine links golf courses and parkland golf courses, all set in beautiful surrounds. In fact, there are more than 20 such golf courses all within an hour's drive of Castle Grove. Whether you wish to avail of the standard Golfing Packages or you wish to organise a bespoke Golfing Package, taking in various scenic locations, the team will gladly accommodate your needs. Royal Portrush Golf Club, the only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship is also within comfortable driving distance of Castle Grove.
County Monaghan has a number of beautiful golf courses and all are under an hours drive from Castle Leslie Estate. Concra Wood Golf and Country Club was designed by Christy O'Connor Junior and Senior and set around tree-bound islands and along the shore of Lough Muckno, promising one of Ireland's most beautiful and evocative settings for golf.
Guests staying at Coopershill Country House Hotel in Co Sligo can enjoy really great golfing holidays with five 18-hole seaside links golf courses, two of which regularly host national tournaments within a little over an hour's drive. All are situated in outstanding scenic locations in both Co Sligo and neighbouring Co Donegal. Sligo Golf Club and Enniscrone Golf Club are nearby.
There are a number of well-maintained golf courses within easy travelling distance of Currarevagh, Oughterard Golf Club, Bearna Golf Club, Connemara Isles Club and Connemara Links. Guests can either book directly with the club, or the house would be happy to organise tee times for you. All have clubs and trolleys for hire if needed.
With outstanding scenery, unpolluted environment, high-quality amenity areas and splendid golf courses mean that golfing in Mayo is a delight. Enniscoe is in close proximity to golf courses and clubs in Carne, Enniscrone and Ballina.
Set on the banks of Lough Corrib, the scenic Glenlo Abbey Golf Course is situated only 4 km from the vibrant city of Galway. Designed by Ryder Cup legend Christy O'Connor Jr, the course has been recognised as one of the best 9-hole golf courses in the Republic of Ireland. The courses offers a unique and challenging experience to golfers of all levels, including a signature 4th hole on an island green. Located on the grounds of the 5 star Glenlo Abbey Hotel, the course welcomes visitors from around the world.
Gregans Castle Hotel is centrally located for the world-famous Lahinch (known as "Ireland's St. Andrews") and Doonbeg (Greg Norman designed) golf courses. There are also a number of less well-known courses in the vicinity such as Gort and Spanish Point.
The beautiful Druids Glen Golf Resort is located close to Hunter's Hotel.
There is a range of golf courses along the coast and inland including Enniscrone, Carne, Belmullet, Rosses Point and Ballina Golf Club. The Ice House will be happy to organise an outing for you.
The spectacular scenery of Ireland lends itself to some world-class golf courses, many of which are found in County Kerry. Killarney itself features some beautiful and challenging courses, most notably the Killarney Golf Club. Host to the Irish Open event four times, most recent being 2011, the Killarney Golf Club is sure to impress all golf lovers. The team at Killarney Royal would be delighted to arrange all tee times; transport or directions for you,
Royal Dublin, Portmarnock, The Links Portmarnock, Deerpark, Howth, Sutton, St. Margaret's, The Island, Luttrellstown Castle, Malahide, to mention a few, are located close to the King Sitric.
Founded in 1888, the course was then redesigned in 1927 by world-famous architect Dr Alister MacKenzie, Cork Golf Club is located a short drive from Longueville House.
Marlfield is close to many well-known Golf Clubs, which include the following Courtown 5 minutes, The European, Woodenbridge and Enniscorthy 25 minutes, Arklow 15 minutes, Druid's Glen and Wexford Golf Club 45 minutes, St Helen's Bay 55 minutes and Mount Juliet 1.25 hours. Others Golf courses in the area include Faithlegg Golf Club, Charlesland Golf Club and Blainroe. Marlfield is always happy to arrange tee times for its guests.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Mount Juliet golf course first opened in 1991 with a friendly match between Jack Nicklaus and Christy O'Connor Snr. Since then the course has established itself as a premier venue for top professional and leisure golfers from around the world. This was highlighted when Mount Juliet hosted top golf players such as Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington for the WGC American Express Golf Championship in 2002 and 2004.
Just a few short miles away is the famous Adare Golf Club a Robert Trent Jones Senior designed championship parkland set in 230 acres of lush countryside. There are also a number of other courses within easy driving distance
The Edenmore Golf and Country Club is just over one mile away. Two 18-hole parkland courses are available at Portadown Golf Club and Lurgan Golf Club.
The adjoining Kenmare Golf Club is a gem of a parkland course. A most enjoyable 9 or 18 holes can be reserved any day. Trolleys are available from the front door of the hotel. The Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club located three miles from Kenmare is a challenging course with stunning views of the Kenmare Bay and rugged Beara Peninsula.
One of the country's oldest courses, the nine-hole Otway, is just a few minutes' away from Rathmullan House. Portstalon Golf Club is a beautiful twenty-minute drive and the magnificent Rosapenna course about half-an-hour.
Rathsallagh House is very lucky to be surrounded by the magnificent Rathsallagh Golf Club. It is a championship course measuring close to 7,000 yards with a par of 72. The Club was originally opened in 1994 by the O'Flynn family, however, since 2015 it has been under new ownership. While Rathsallagh Golf Club is a separate entity to Rathsallagh House, the team would be delighted to assist in arranging tee-time reservations etc.
Rosleague Manor is in close proximity to the Connemara Golf Club.
If golf is your game then you are well placed in Tankardstown. From lush, green parkland to rugged coastal dunes, it is unbeatable for choice and quality of golf. Just a short drive from Tankardstown you'll find Headfort Golf Club, an outstanding 36 parkland facility with comprising the old and the new course. In complete contrast, Baltray links course is set on the coastline of the Irish Sea on a generous site of 190 acres or Killeen Castle Golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, home to the 2011 Solheim Cup completes our favourite trio in the area. There are many more to choose from in the vicinity and we will be happy to furnish you with details of courses in the area.
County Longford Golf Club, one of the oldest in the country, sets an immaculate backdrop to the gardens at Viewmount House. An 18-hole Parkland course gives panoramic views of the surrounding countryside
If you are looking for a golf break and to play in an idyllic lake-side setting, look no further than Virginia Golf Club. A nine-hole course for you to play with friends or family. Tee times can be booked through reception when staying at the lodge or coming for a wedding or corporate event. The nine-hole golf course offers stunning views of Lough Ramor and features narrow tree-lined fairways which are a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. Virginia Golf Course is renowned for its friendly welcoming atmosphere.
Glasson Golf Club is just a short boat trip away from the jetty at the Wineport Lodge.