Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland 2014

Portmarnock replaces Royal County Down as Ireland’s number 1 course

The green on the par 3, 12th hole at Portmarnock Golf Club, Co Dublin. Photograph:
David Cannon/Getty Images

The green on the par 3, 12th hole at Portmarnock Golf Club, Co Dublin. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images


Every year, Golf Digest Ireland ranks the top 100 courses in the country, with a variety of factors including shot making, design variety and memorability considered before reaching a decision.

This year, Portmarnock replaced Royal County Down as Ireland’s number course in the rankings with Adare Manor retaining its status as the top parkland course.

1 Portmarnock

2 Royal County Down

3 Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

4 Waterville

5 Lahinch (Old)

6 Ballybunion (Old)

7 Tralee

8 Co Louth (Baltray)

9 The European Club

10 Adare Manor

11 Ballyliffin Glashedy Links

12 Co Sligo (Rosses Point)

13 Enniscrone

14 The Island

15 Mount Juliet

16 Carne Golf Links (Belmullet)

17 Portstewart (Strand)

18 Old Head Golf Links

19 Killeen Castle

20 Donegal (Murvagh Links)

21 Ballyliffin Old Links

22 Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)

23 K Club (Palmer)

24 Doonbeg Links

25 Portsalon

26 Portmarnock Links

27 The Royal Dublin

28 Lough Erne

29 Carlow

30 Dooks

31 Carton House (Montgomerie)

32 Fota Island

33 Cork

34 Narin & Portnoo

35 Headfort (New)

36 Druids Glen

37 Rosapenna (Old Tom Morris)

38 Castlerock

39 Killarney (Killeen)

40 Slieve Russell

41 Concra Wood

42 Connemara

43 Seapoint

44 Malone

45 Palmerstown House

46 Carton House (O’Meara)

47 The Heritage

48 Royal Portrush (Valley)

49 K Club (Smurfit)

50 Belvoir Park

51 Tramore

52 Luttrellstown Castle

53 Portumna

54 Bunclody

55 Hermitage

56 Dun Laoghaire

57 Arklow

58 Powerscourt (West)

59 Castletroy

60 Dromoland

61 Royal Belfast

62 Clandeboye

63 Westport

64 Glasson

65 Tullamore

66 Ballybunion (Cashen)

67 Farnham

68 Powerscourt (East)

69 Rosslare

70 Mount Wolseley

71 Rathsallagh

72 Esker Hills

73 Castlemartyr

74 Shannon

75 Druids Heath

76 Strandhill

77 Galgorm Castle

78 Dingle Links

79 Mullingar

80 Dundalk

81 Ballinrobe

82 Laytown & Bettystown

83 Grange

84 Galway Bay

85 Galway

86 Castle

87 St. Annes

88 Knightsbrook

89 Ardglass

90 Balbriggan

91 Woodenbridge

92 Tulfarris

93 Headfort (Old)

94 Kirkistown Castle

95 Moyola Park

96 Athlone

97 Killarney (Mahony’s Point)

98 Blainroe

99 Kilkenny

100 Courtown

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