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2014 31-40

Ireland's Top 100 Courses 2015

 

Courses 31 to 40

This Nick Faldo course is a true beauty. Nestled on a 240-hectare peninsula between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough, with water into play on 11 holes while taking in some breathtaking scenery.Visit the Website
31 Lough Erne / Position: Down 3 / Where: Fermanagh


This Nick Faldo course is a true beauty. Nestled on a 240-hectare peninsula between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough, with water into play on 11 holes while taking in some breathtaking scenery.

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Cut through the rolling meadows and punctuated by native fescue, Carton House’s Montgomerie Course perfectly combines the pristine parkland setting with the exciting qualities of links golf. Be wary of the infamous bunkers where you simply have to take your medicine. A great test of golf.Visit the Website
32 Carton House (Montgomerie) / Position: Down 1 / Where: Kildare


Cut through the rolling meadows and punctuated by native fescue, Carton House’s Montgomerie Course perfectly combines the pristine parkland setting with the exciting qualities of links golf. Be wary of the infamous bunkers where you simply have to take your medicine. A great test of golf.

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This beautiful course tucked away in the remote southwest corner of Donegal is a challenging links course that is most certainly worth a visit.Visit the Website
33 Narin & Portnoo / Position: Up 1 / Where: Donegal


This beautiful course tucked away in the remote southwest corner of Donegal is a challenging links course that is most certainly worth a visit.

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One of the country’s premier parkland courses, Druids Glen has played host to the Irish Open on four occasions. Always in pristine condition the course if a fine test of golfing skill, views over the Irish Sea coupled with the surrounding woods make for a wonderful golfing experience.Visit the Website
34 Druids Glen / Position: Up 2 / Where: Wicklow


One of the country’s premier parkland courses, Druids Glen has played host to the Irish Open on four occasions. Always in pristine condition the course if a fine test of golfing skill, views over the Irish Sea coupled with the surrounding woods make for a wonderful golfing experience.

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Dr Alister MacKenzie’s work at Little Island might not be as well known as what he did at Augusta National or Royal Melbourne but it is truly stunning. With a variety of scenery and diverse landscape this challenging course takes you on a ride, and with an unforgettable finishing four, it is one of the best Ireland has to offer.Visit the Website
35 Cork / Position: Down 2 / Where: Cork


Dr Alister MacKenzie’s work at Little Island might not be as well known as what he did at Augusta National or Royal Melbourne but it is truly stunning. With a variety of scenery and diverse landscape this challenging course takes you on a ride, and with an unforgettable finishing four, it is one of the best Ireland has to offer.

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The Old Tom course at Rosapenna has had a convoluted history but what a superlative track the Caseys now have on their hands in northern Donegal. The new front nine was routed by Pat Ruddy and only opened in 2009 whilst the back nine by Colt and the eponymous Tom Morris has existed in some form for 120 years. These “valley” holes nearest the sea are a mesmerising group with the 12th through 15th providing some fantastic green complexes, the 14th surely being one of the best par-3’s in Ireland. Visit the Website
36 Rosapenna (Old Tom Morris) / Position: Up 1 / Where: Donegal


The Old Tom course at Rosapenna has had a convoluted history but what a superlative track the Caseys now have on their hands in northern Donegal. The new front nine was routed by Pat Ruddy and only opened in 2009 whilst the back nine by Colt and the eponymous Tom Morris has existed in some form for 120 years. These “valley” holes nearest the sea are a mesmerising group with the 12th through 15th providing some fantastic green complexes, the 14th surely being one of the best par-3’s in Ireland.

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Designed by golf legends Christy O’Connor Snr and Jnr, this strikingly beautiful course features a brilliant landscape that has been carefully sculpted into a fine golf course that will be sure to leave you wanting for more for you will surely want to return to play it time and time and again.Visit the Website
37 Concra Wood / Position: Up 4 / Where: Monaghan


Designed by golf legends Christy O’Connor Snr and Jnr, this strikingly beautiful course features a brilliant landscape that has been carefully sculpted into a fine golf course that will be sure to leave you wanting for more for you will surely want to return to play it time and time and again.

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There is no other landscape quite like the boulder strewn sand hills that form the basis of the unique links at Ballyconneely. The ubiquitous Eddie Hackett was at the helm for design duties and although his routing starts slowly – the one shot 6th and par-four 8th being the pick on the front nine – the 12th onwards treats the golfer to a collection of holes that have few peers in Ireland. The individuality of this finish and the terrain that it is played over goes a long way to explaining Connemara’s promotion within this year’s top 50.Visit the Website
38 Connemara / Position: Up 4 / Where: Galway


There is no other landscape quite like the boulder strewn sand hills that form the basis of the unique links at Ballyconneely. The ubiquitous Eddie Hackett was at the helm for design duties and although his routing starts slowly – the one shot 6th and par-four 8th being the pick on the front nine – the 12th onwards treats the golfer to a collection of holes that have few peers in Ireland. The individuality of this finish and the terrain that it is played over goes a long way to explaining Connemara’s promotion within this year’s top 50.

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Dominated by its lakes, Slieve Russell is as perfect a setting for a parkland course as you’ll find and the conditions are second to none. Whether you are in search of a quick golfing break or a nice resort get-away, this place has it all.Visit the Website
39 Slieve Russell / Position: Up 1 / Where: Cavan


Dominated by its lakes, Slieve Russell is as perfect a setting for a parkland course as you’ll find and the conditions are second to none. Whether you are in search of a quick golfing break or a nice resort get-away, this place has it all.

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Skirting the shores of Lough Leane, the club is blessed with world-renowned scenery and a championship course. With its Irish Open pedigree and unrivalled setting, the Killeen course at Killarney is always a special place to enjoy a game of golf.Visit the Website
40 Killarney (Killeen) / Position: Down 1 / Where: Kerry


Skirting the shores of Lough Leane, the club is blessed with world-renowned scenery and a championship course. With its Irish Open pedigree and unrivalled setting, the Killeen course at Killarney is always a special place to enjoy a game of golf.

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