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2014 41-50

Ireland's Top 100 Courses 2015

 

Courses 41 to 50

This scenic links course features eye-catching views of Donegal and, on a clear day, the Isle of Islay towards Scotland. A testing layout that is both challenging and fun to play for golfers of all levels.Visit the Website
41 Castlerock / Position: Down 3 / Where: Derry


This scenic links course features eye-catching views of Donegal and, on a clear day, the Isle of Islay towards Scotland. A testing layout that is both challenging and fun to play for golfers of all levels.

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Christy O’Connor Jnr has designed many great courses throughout Ireland but there can be fewer better than his creation at Headfort where the New Course is one of country’s finest. Headfort New offers variety throughout the round with water featuring prominently, while mature woodland places a premium on accuracy from the tee all the way to the greens. Headfort is a wonderful test and just over 30-minutes from Dublin city centre.Visit the Website
42 Headfort (New) / Position: Down 7 / Where: Meath


Christy O’Connor Jnr has designed many great courses throughout Ireland but there can be fewer better than his creation at Headfort where the New Course is one of country’s finest. Headfort New offers variety throughout the round with water featuring prominently, while mature woodland places a premium on accuracy from the tee all the way to the greens. Headfort is a wonderful test and just over 30-minutes from Dublin city centre.

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Located on the grounds of the historic Palmerstown House estate, this tree-lined course is known for its impressive bunkering and exquisite use of water that provides a true challenge for any golfer. Palmerstown is renowned for it’s quality greens and has many great holes to test every club in the bag.Visit the Website
43 Palmerstown House / Position: Up 2 / Where: Kildare


Located on the grounds of the historic Palmerstown House estate, this tree-lined course is known for its impressive bunkering and exquisite use of water that provides a true challenge for any golfer. Palmerstown is renowned for it’s quality greens and has many great holes to test every club in the bag.

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The Heritage is set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Co Laois and the course wanders its way through this picturesque setting, featuring some tricky water hazards and a plethora of bunkers. With so many varied tee complexes, this wonderful championship resort course is suitable for golfers of all standard and ability.Visit the Website
44 The Heritage / Position: Up 4 / Where: Laois


The Heritage is set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Co Laois and the course wanders its way through this picturesque setting, featuring some tricky water hazards and a plethora of bunkers. With so many varied tee complexes, this wonderful championship resort course is suitable for golfers of all standard and ability.

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The O’Meara Course at Carton House meanders and sweeps its way through the more sheltered part of the old estate, incorporating the rare specimen trees and River Rye. The course starts and ends strongly and is full of marvellous scenery throughout the round. Visit the Website
45 Carton House (O’Meara) / Position: Up 1 / Where: Kildare


The O’Meara Course at Carton House meanders and sweeps its way through the more sheltered part of the old estate, incorporating the rare specimen trees and River Rye. The course starts and ends strongly and is full of marvellous scenery throughout the round.

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Often counted out because of a slow start, the first few holes give way to a cleverly designed course that rewards the golfer with a fine links test and one of the best finishes in Irish golf.Visit the Website
46 Seapoint / Position: Down 3 / Where: Louth


Often counted out because of a slow start, the first few holes give way to a cleverly designed course that rewards the golfer with a fine links test and one of the best finishes in Irish golf.

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Nestled in mature woodland just five miles from Belfast, this immaculate parkland is without question one of the province’s best courses. The championship test weaves its way through the picturesque estate, while large lakes and water hazards place a premium on accuracy through the round.Visit the Website
47 Malone / Position: Down 3/ Where: Antrim


Nestled in mature woodland just five miles from Belfast, this immaculate parkland is without question one of the province’s best courses. The championship test weaves its way through the picturesque estate, while large lakes and water hazards place a premium on accuracy through the round.

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The Valley course at Royal Portrush is another of the many classic courses in Ireland designed by the renowned Harry Colt. The course is riddled with humps, hollows and undulations that make for a challenging and enjoyable round.Visit the Website
48 Royal Portrush (Valley) / Position: Same / Where: Antrim


The Valley course at Royal Portrush is another of the many classic courses in Ireland designed by the renowned Harry Colt. The course is riddled with humps, hollows and undulations that make for a challenging and enjoyable round.

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The Smurfit course at the K Club is a unique layout that can best be described as an inland links course. Designed with dune type mounding and dramatic landscapes, it is not as famous as its Ryder Cup neighbour but it is most certainly worth a visit.Visit the Website
49 K Club (Smurfit) / Position: Same / Where: Kildare


The Smurfit course at the K Club is a unique layout that can best be described as an inland links course. Designed with dune type mounding and dramatic landscapes, it is not as famous as its Ryder Cup neighbour but it is most certainly worth a visit.

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This Harry Colt masterpiece deservingly crept its way into the Top 50 this year. Situated just two miles from Belfast city centre this parkland course is steeped in history and yet is still one of Irish golf’s best kept secrets. Any golfing visit to the north should include a round at Belvoir.Visit the Website
50 Belvoir Park / Position: Same/ Where: Antrim


This Harry Colt masterpiece deservingly crept its way into the Top 50 this year. Situated just two miles from Belfast city centre this parkland course is steeped in history and yet is still one of Irish golf’s best kept secrets. Any golfing visit to the north should include a round at Belvoir.

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