Play golf on some of the best golf courses in Ireland.

There are several world-renowned golf courses in Ireland. Some of which have played host to big championships such as The Open Championship and the Walker Cup. The Republic of Ireland has also hosted some notable events, including the 2006 Ryder Cup. Interest has never been greater in Irish golf since Rory McIlroy’s win at the US Open.

The Royal Portrush is located along the North Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland, and has two challenging links courses for golfers: the Dunluce Links and Valley Links. Some of its most famous members include Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington. Golf Magazine has ranked Dunluce Links as twelve in the world to play on. The course in undergoing extension works to make it 7,143 yards. It is an 18-hole course complete with driving range, pitching and putting green. Fees for playing on this course range from £135 to £159 depending on which days you play. Playing on the Valley Links is cheaper, with fees starting at £37.50 up to £45.00 again depending on which days you play. This course is situated between sand hills, and the course length is 6,304 yards. Royal Portrush has a strict dress code that must be followed by both visitors and members, at all times.

The K Club has two of Southern Ireland’s more famous courses: The Palmer Smurfit Course and The Palmer Ryder Cup Course. Both courses have played host to major events, including the European Open. Both have different attributes. The Palmer Smurfit Course is an inland course that is planted with many mature plants to make the course look older, as if it had been there for a long time. The Palmer Ryder Cup course is in the top 3 of the best courses in Ireland to play. Fees for golfing on the Palmer course start from 125 EUR and 70 to 90 EUR for a round on the Smurfit Course. The K Club also has a school of golf, where you can brush up on your skills. You can also take golfing lessons; costs for 30 minutes are about 60 EUR and 50 minutes for about 90 EUR.

The Emerald Isle has plenty of golf courses on offer. Some of the courses are world famous, and others are just waiting to be discovered.

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