The Best Golf Links Courses in the South West of Ireland
The team here at Flynn’s Coaches are self-confessed golf addicts and we love nothing more than to share our love of the game with like-minded individuals and groups, who visit us from further afield. With this in mind we have compiled a list of what we believe are the top golf courses in the south west of Ireland. We hope that when you come to visit our part of the world, we can show you these wonderful courses and assist with the transport during your stay in any way we can.
Tralee Golf Course
A wonderful 18-hole golf course situated in Barrow on the outskirts of historic Tralee town, this beautifully kept links is perfect for those who want to golf in style. The views across the beach at Barrow and Banna Strand are particularly significant for history lovers and add something special to the game.
This incredibly scenic course was designed and build by golfing legend Arnold Palmer.
Ballybunion Golf Course
This gem of a golf club overlooks the wild Atlantic Ocean and is situated on the north west coast of County Kerry. Ballybunion Golf Club plays host to two golf links, ‘The Old Course’ and ‘The Trent Jones Cashen Course’, both of which present challenges that will delight golfers of all levels. If you are planning an Irish golfing vacation, Ballybunion absolutely has to be top of your list. For those who love to golf overlooking the shoreline, there are few other golf courses that compare.
Golf Links Tours South West Ireland
Located outside the village of Lahinch in County Clare, and only a short drive from the town of Ennis, Lahinch Golf Club is home to the ‘South of Ireland Championship’. This complex, modernised course was designed by acclaimed golf architect dr. Martin Hawtree and has been recognised across the globe for its rolling greens and incredible scenery.
In 2017, Lahinch Golf Club celebrated its 125th anniversary.
Dooks Golf Club is nestled between the mountains of Slieve Mish, Dingle and the McGillycuddy Reeks with spectacular views across Dingle Bay, a firm favourite with visitors from all over the world. Renowned for the hospitable welcome and simply unbeatable views, Dooks Golf Club truly is one of those hidden gems you will want to keep returning to.
A challenging course with a scenic backdrop that will take your breath away, the Waterville Golf Links offers everything a golf lover needs. From the very first hole, aptly named ‘ The Last Easy’ to the incredibly breath-taking ‘ O’Grady’s Beach’ at hole 18, you can be sure that your day on the greens will remain in your memory for some time to come.
The nearby village of Waterville also offers a top class choice of bars and restaurants for you to choose from.
Old Head of Kinsale
The Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links offers an all-inclusive experience with accommodation, a spa to relax in and an onsite restaurant that has garnered a top class reputation. The incredible site of this course juts 2 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and is situated on 220 expertly designed and cared for acres. The Old Head also offers a warm-up range, a putting green, a wonderfully run clubhouse and a short game practice area. Luxury golfing at it’s very finest.
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Should you wish to visit some of these wonderful courses, please do get in touch with a member of the team here at Flynn’s Coaches and we will work with you to tailor a package that suits your every requirement.