Away Days: Dublin
Amid the crossover between autumn and winter means shorter days, longer nights but still plenty of time to sneeze a round of golf. When better to play golf at this time of year than on a city break! We’ve found with studies that show that travel within the UK & Ireland among UK & Ireland residents has been growing. More and more of us are exploring every corner of the isles and discovering the hidden gems and must-see spots that fortunate to be close to ‘Home.’
In our Away Days series, we look at the top UK & Ireland city break destinations and showing you that when you’re packing your weekend bag, you should be sure to make room for the golf clubs. In this edition of the series, we go across the Irish sea to Dublin, Ireland!
Each Golf Club we feature has been recognised for its proximity to the city centre, ease of access, customer reviews and/or their clubhouse facilities.
Set on the east coast of Ireland, Dublin is a city steeped in history and culture, with a vibrant atmosphere that captivates locals and visitors alike. Dublin is a hub for traditional Irish music, with lively pubs and venues. The city is a sports enthusiast’s dream, with Gaelic games and rugby holding a special place in the hearts of locals. Croke Park, one of the largest stadiums in Europe, stands proudly in the heart of the city. Finally, home to Guinness one of the most recognisable drinks in the world it has a fascinating museum that attracts visitors from everywhere!
So here are 5 courses you and your travelling squad should consider when making the trip…
1. Anne’s Golf Club – 6 miles from Connolly Station
Situated on Bull Island just North-East of Dublin city centre presents the closest course on our list, St. Anne’s Golf Club which was based on our marker of Connolly Station. This course likely requires a taxi either way as the closest station (Raheny) is a 45-minute walk to St. Anne’s.
This impressive links course is a par 71 and measures 6717 of the back tees. St Anne’s was founded in 1921 and boasts panoramic views across Dublin Bay and to the Wicklow Mountains.
The course is made up of tight fairways, fast greens, and lots of water hazards and even on a calm day it presents a daunting yet exciting challenge. The beautiful clubhouse of St Anne’s offers a relaxing atmosphere to unwind after your round.
A brilliant course as stated from a previous golfer “I will look at my experience playing at St. Anne’s. Will definitely try to be back. Breath-taking views and a challenging but enjoyable course.”
2. Forrest Little Golf Club – 2 miles from Dublin Airport
Situated just 2 miles from Dublin Airport get off to a flyer, by teeing off at Forrest Little Golf Club.
This par 71, 18-hole course offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Forrest Little Golf Club is a terrific choice for kick starting you and your mates city break in Dublin!
A popular choice amongst our golfers; “Golf course in great condition, greens in excellent condition. Busy, but good pace of play.”
3. St. Margaret’s Golf & Country Club – 6 miles from Dublin Airport
Next up, similarly to our previous course our next course is marked by distance from the airport. St. Margaret’s Golf & Country is found only 6 miles from Dublin Airport so would require a car or taxi for travelling up. It is only a few minutes away from our previous course Forrest Little GC.
St. Margaret’s Golf & Country Club is one of Ireland’s leading Parkland Championship Courses. Former home to the Ladies Irish Open, Irish Seniors Open and Irish PGA, this spectacular venue offers golfers a very special treat. You and your pals will find a fantastic of golfing at this 18-hole course.
4. Edmondstown Golf Club – 7 miles from Connolly Station
Fourth, 7 miles south of Connolly Station in South Dublin at Edmondstown Golf Club. This course is most likely going to require a car or taxi to the golf club as it is 7 miles from Connolly station and no stops are nearby.
Edmondstown Golf Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Edmondstown Golf Club difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round.
A terrific choice for those staying in and around South Dublin on their city breaks.
5. Luttrellstown Castle Golf & Country Club – 8.5 miles from Connolly Station
Last up is the course that is the furthest course on the list over 8.5 miles from Connolly Station, the excellent Luttrellstown Castle Golf & Country Club. However, it is handy to get to and from the course, just a quick train journey direct from Connolly to Clonsilla then a straight walk towards the golf course.
Luttrellstown Castle Golf & Country Club the 18-hole championship course set within the 567-acre walled estate of Luttrellstown Castle.
Designed by Steele and MacKenzie, Luttrellstown Castle Golf & Country Club is a beautiful 18-hole parkland layout. Measuring over 7,374 yards, this course is quite the challenge! Accuracy from the tee will be vital to have a good round at Luttrellstown Castle Golf Club.
Full practice facilities are available at Luttrellstown Castle Golf Club, including chipping and putting greens.
Approved with a 5-star review from 98% of our golfers hear from them about this excellent course. “A pleasure to play. Friendly and accommodating staff. Excellent conditioning, greens are some of the best we’ve played in Ireland”
Five courses to make your city break in Dublin something memorable. Go Play!