Often eclipsed by the ‘Home of Golf’(that is Scotland), Ireland has gradually made its name as one of the best golf travel destinations in the world. Short distances to get around some of the big name courses is one of the primary factors that give Ireland its fame. That’s not all, Ireland is also popular for its easily accessible golf villages.
If you haven’t already considered a golf tour to Ireland as a possibility, then here we are to give you ten reasons to make your way to this golf destination!
- Top-of-the-line Golf clubs
Home to some phenomenal layouts that include the Ballybunion, Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, and more, Ireland gives you the chance to peruse any of the top golf clubs that dot its landscape.
- Designs by the best golf course designers
The golf courses have been designed by noted architects. The names include Robert Tent, Harry Colt, Greg Norman, Jones Sr. and more.
- Less travel time between courses
You won’t have to endure long distance travelling when in Ireland. Most of the courses are located in proximity to each other. Take for example the Lahinch, which is just a 45 min drive away from the Shannon Airport. While Ballybunion is only 2 and a half hours to the Old Head.
- Sprawling Golf Villages
The best way to embrace golf and show your love for this ball sport is by paying a visit to the villages which are brimming with activity at the various restaurants and shops. These include the Portrush, Donegal and the Bushmills.
- Pubs with fantastic music
After a tiring day of golf, you can easily relax by the bar at some of the famous pubs that play foot-tapping Irish numbers. The city of Sligo is famous for its talented musicians.
- Delicious grub fare
When on a golf tour, don’t forget to relish the food-fare prepared by the best chefs in Dublin. Gorge on traditional delicacies like soda bread, Colcannon. For Chef-specials, don’t forget to miss the Atlantic salmon.
- Spectacular castles
With more than 300 castles spread across the length of Ireland’s countryside, you can always have your dose of history when in Ireland.
- Panoramic views of Cliffs of Moher
When not golfing, you can always head over to the Cliffs of Moher. Located in Country Clare, they rise up to more than 390 feet off the ground.
- Irish towns
Treasure troves of history, the towns in Ireland are like magnets for the history buffs out there. What can be more interesting than soaking in some history on days when you aren’t playing golf?
- Resorts and hotels
With first class amenities, resorts like the Slieve Donard and hotels like the Trump International Golf Links are a major reason why you should plan a luxury golf tour to this beautiful country!