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Portmarnock Golf Club - Dublin-Ireland.com Editor's Pick
Portmarnock, County Dublin Ireland
This storied course, founded in 1894, is just twenty minutes from the Dublin International Airport, north of Dublin's city center on an isolated peninsula. In fact, in the early days the course was only reachable by boat. It's a classic seaside course, steeped in tradition with some of the world's top golf holes.

Druids Glen Golf Club
Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow, Ireland
Recipient of the 2000 European Golf Course of the Year Award, this fairly new addition to the Dublin area golf scene is a huge hit with locals and international pros alike. Druids Glen Golf Club an 18-hole course, just over 7,000 yards, and it's held the honor of hosting the Irish open three times. This golf course is 20 miles south of central Dublin.

European Golf Club
Brittas Bay, County Wicklow Ireland
Another newer course, this Pat Ruddy masterpiece combines all of the elements that make ancient links style golf on the British isles so unique and challenging. The European is a course set along side the sea south of Dublin. Opened in 1993, the course is vastly gaining a reputation as one of the top courses in an area rich with golf tradition.

The Island Golf Club
Corballis, Donabate, County Dublin Ireland
This course is just 15 minutes north of the Dublin International Airport. An ancient style links course, the Islands is a par-71, measuring 6,646 yards from the tips. The Island has been selected to host the Irish leg of the British Open Championship's qualifying series from 2005-2010. Green fees run around 110 euros.

The K Club
Straffan, County Kildare Ireland
The current reigning host of the Smurfit European Open, and the upcoming host of the 2006 Ryder Cup Championship, this course less than an hours drive from Dublin is gaining momentum in the discussion of which of Irelands top golf courses is the best of the best. The resort features two 18-hole championship courses, both designed by Arnold Palmer, and both are considered among the finest tracks in all of Europe.

The Royal Dublin Golf Club
Dollymount, Dublin 3 Ireland
This is the second oldest course in all of Ireland, and has seen its fair share of history. Besides playing host to numerous championship tournaments and PGA international events, the course served as an artillery range during World War I, and the clubhouse was burned to the ground during World War II. Despite itís scars the course remains in world-class condition, with Ernie Els recently quoted as saying. "the best greens Iive played on this year."


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