Geography Of Irish Golf Courses

There are many good reasons to take golf vacations in Ireland. Chief among these are the world renowned courses, the informal friendliness of the people and of course, the wonderful scenery. Here is a very brief run down on what kind of terrain to expect from each local region when you consider golf vacations in Ireland The West and North West This region lies along the rugged Atlantic coast, from Ballyliffin all the way down to Galway. Links golf is pretty much the order of the day here although there is also a scattering of parkland courses.

The South West For all those who wish to experience the best that Irish golf has to offer, this is the region to come to. The majority of courses are located along the coastline from just south of Galway around to Waterville. There are also a few parkland courses inland. The South This region is centred around the county and city of Cork. The beautiful backdrop of parkland and heath offers exhilarating golf with a range of spectacular courses.

The South East From Dungarvan in the south, and following the Irish Sea round to Dublin, the courses in this region are mainly park and heath land. The North East (including Dublin) This region is blessed with two of the finest courses in the country. Portmarnock is arguably the best Championship Course in Ireland, and Druid’s Glen, a classic parkland course which hosted the Irish Open for four years.

The Midlands Cavan, Kildare, Laois, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon and Tipperary offer a great selection of courses in parkland settings which make use of undulating landscapes and shimmering lakes. Golf Vacations UK provide tailor made self drive or escorted golf vacations in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for groups of any size. Visit them at

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