Golf & Accommodation
Wild Atlantic Way Links
Drive, Chip and Putt your way along the Wild Atlantic Way
Play 14 of the countries finest Links Courses:
* Old Head, Waterville, Dooks, Dingle, Tralee, Ballybunion, Doonbeg, Lahinch, Galway Bay, Carne, Ennsicrone, Narin & Portinoo, Ballyliffin & Rosapenna
And spend 16 nights in some of the finest 4* Hotels along the route
Waterville Golf Club
Championship Links, beautiful yet pure – a mystical experience – Links land is a geological rarity. Less than one percent of all courses in Europe are championship links.
Waterville Golf Links is honoured to be included among the very best of these in a prestigious Golf World survey. It is one of the oldest Irish Clubs, having been founded in 1889 with the arrival of the trans-Atlantic telegraph cable from the United States.
After 80 years of play, the original nine hole course was redesigned by the famous Irish golf architect, Eddie Hackett and the late owner, John A. Mulcahy.
The Links resort includes Waterville Golf Links, Waterville House, the Directors residence, and a four star 18th century manor. Guests enjoy preferential access to Golf Links and one of the finest salmon and sea trout fisheries in Ireland.
Length: 7325 yards
Dingle (Ceann Sibeal)
Experience the Magic – 6,696 yards, Par 72 traditional championship links at Dingle Golf Club. Dingle Golf Club is the most westerly golf course in Europe.
Each hole on this magnificent links golf course is carved from the natural landscape of one of the most unspoiled parts of Europe, with hazards laid down long before the game of golf was dreamt of, including a winding burn that twists and turns through the entire course.
As you play the course at Dingle Golf Club, the whole panorama of the Dingle Peninsula is revealed – hidden bays with small fishing villages, glorious hills and mountains and the Blasket Islands out in the wild Atlantic.
This area abounds in archeological treasures, wild flora and fauna, arts and crafts and ancient Gaelic culture. The Irish language is still spoken here.
Length: 6696 yards
Dooks Golf Club
In 2002 Dooks Golf Club engaged the services of renowned links architect Mr. Martin Hawtree to enhance the layout of this visually stunning seaside gem.
Hawtree truly lived up to his reputation and today, Dooks Golf Club, with its gentle rolling sandy fairways looking out at breathtaking views of Dingle and overlooked by the magnificent highest mountains in Ireland, the McGillycuddy Reeks, is a golf experience not to be missed.
For a golfer who wants a real taste of traditional links golf at its very best, Dooks presents a convincing case.
Length: 6586 yards
Ballybunion Golf Club (Old Course)
A Breathtaking Challenge – The legendary Tom Watson described the glorious links at Ballybunion Golf Club as the best in the world. High praise indeed for this magnificent test of golf which meanders menacingly through massive dunes on the shores of the Atlantic.
The Old Golf Course, consistently ranked as one of the world’s top ten golf courses, features a graveyard by the first tee, which some say is a warning to golfers who breeze through the first five holes only to come face to face with the ever challenging 6th, the fiendish 8th, the daunting par four 11th and the devilishly tricky 15th.
Length: 6598 yards
Tralee Golf Club
Built by Palmer – Created by Nature. A sensational Arnold Palmer designed links course alongside a beautiful rugged coastline where one can see the ocean from every hole and a seascape, which was described by Peter Dobereiner as being ‘in a different class even to California‘s Monterey Peninsula.‘
Exhilarating golf with cliff top greens and tees offer magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, dingle Peninsula and Kerryhead. Like the terrain the region is steeped in history with St Brendan having been born nearby in 484AD.
On reaching the sanctuary of the clubhouse you can sit with your friends for a pint and scan the extraordinary golf course you have just played and to which you will want to return time and time again.
Length: 6975 yards
Trump International Doonbeg Golf Club
The last great piece of linksland on the Irish coast – Set along 1.5 miles of crescent-shaped beach and dunes on Irelands southwest coast, Trump International Doonbeg Golf Club designed by two-time British Open champion Greg Norman is a thinking man‘s course, with premium on accuracy over power.
The majestic dunes, centuries old, reach almost 100 feet. Norman‘s philosophy of least disturbance has produced a course created by nature and laid out by man. 14 of Doonbeg‘s greens and 12 of its fairways were simply mowed.
The par-72 layout of features a singles loop of nine holes out and nine back. Variations in wind speed and direction ensure the course plays differently almost every day.
The Dongbeg Golf Course officially opened on July 9, 2002, with an exhibition match between Norman and Padraig Harrington.
Length: 6885 yards
Lahinch (Old Course)
Lahinch founded in 1892 is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and the Old Course is one of the most respected links courses in the world.
It sits right on the Atlantic coastline on the South West Coast of Ireland in county Clare. Lahinch Golf Club has two courses the Castle Course and the Old Course.
The Old Course is frequently referred to as the ‘Saint Andrews of Ireland’ as it looks out on the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean. It is a classic links course with rolling dunes and fairways and typical MacKenzie greens.
There isn’t a mundane shot on the entire golf course, and your jaw will often drop at the views. Undulating fairways, heavily guarded greens and blind shots are among Lahinch’s challenges.
“Lahinch will make the finest and most popular course that I, or I believe anyone else, ever constructed.” Dr. Alastair Mackenzie
Length: 6950 yards
Galway Bay Golf Club is situated approximately 15 minutes from Galway City, three miles southwest of Oranmore, off the main N6 Galway to Dublin route.
Galway Bay Golf Club is laid out on the picturesque Renville Peninsula, one of the most historic sites in the west of Ireland.
The Atlantic Ocean washes the Galway Bay Golf Club on three sides, yet the course is very much of parkland terrain.
It is 69 km to Dromoland Golf Club, 86km to Lahinch Golf Club and 90 km to Glasson Golf Club.
Length: 7190 yards
Carne Golf Club
Carne Golf Club can be found on one of the most westerly points in Ireland near Belmullet Co Mayo, with breathtaking views over the wild Atlantic Ocean. Its location is on Belmullet Peninsula, one and a half miles west of Belmullet town on the R312 close to both Knock and Co Sligo Airports.
Length: 6690 yards
Enniscrone Golf Club
Enniscrone golf club is located in the northwest of county Sligo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Enniscrone Golf Club is 6 miles north of Ballina on the R297, 50 minutes from County Sligo Golf Club, 1 hour and 25 minutes from Carne Golf Links and 2 hours 30 minutes from Connemara Golf Club. Enniscrone Golf Links is known to be as good as Ballybunion Golf Club, Connemara Golf Club, Lahinch Golf Club, Waterville Golf Club and Bantry Bay Golf Club as the premier links on the Western seaboard.
Length: 6948 yards
Narin & Portnoo Golf Club
Narin & Portnoo is situated in a beautiful seaside resort in southwest Donegal.
It is considered one of the finest natural and scenic18-hole links courses in Ireland, with sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay. Opened in 1930, it is engagingly old fashioned with a meandering routing over and around the dunes.
The course has recently been re-developed and the new par 73 layout offers a range of teeing areas and challenges to suit all golfers.
Length: 6554 yards
Rosapenna Golf Club
Rosapenna Golf Club is situated 25 miles north of Letterkenny Town in northern Donegal and approximately 2 miles northwest of Carrigart, just outside Rosapenna on the R245 route, and 23 miles northwest of Letterkenny.
It consists of 2 courses the Rosapenna Old & Sandy Hills.
Sandy Hills Course was recently ranked 80th in the HSBC Golf Monthly‘s Top 120 Courses in Great Britain and Ireland.
Rosapenna Old Course takes advantage of natural terrain to provide a classic links golf challenge, these links holes run between the ocean and the dunes in what is known locally as “The Valley“.
Sandy Hills Course
Length: 7005 yards
Length: 6476 yards
Ballyiffin Golf Club
Ballyliffin Golf Club county Donegal is located on the Inishowen peninsula about a mile northeast of Ballyliffin on r238 about 30 miles North of Derry. Ballyliffin Glasheedy Golf Course is referred by many as “The Ballybunion of the North“.
It is famous for its spectacular features and views over the Atlantic Ocean.
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