The Cork Kerry region of South-West Ireland is one of the most attractive golf travel areas in Ireland. This area has a spectacular coastline of over 1,000 km and has Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil at 1,039 m. This Region also has Ireland’s most southerly point and the most westerly point. The Cork Kerry Region is a region of scenic contrasts. The long indented coastline blends with spectacular mountains, and the many rivers and lakes combine with these mountains to give a landscape that offers much to the visitor's golf vacation in Ireland..
This is a region where activity holidays play a large role in holiday plans, and County Cork has hosted the Irish Open Golf Championships on a number of occasions in recent years. Long distance walking is very popular in the region, as are the many cycle routes. In all about 1,000 kms of developed walking routes are available and about the same distance of developed or planned cycling routes await the visitor. While a golf vacation always involves walking, Ireland takes that to another level.
With such a long coastline sea and shore fishing is widely available as is excellent game angling. Good coarse angling facilities are available in County Cork.
Visitors have been enjoying this Region for about 250 years and many of these early travelers visited Killarney in County Kerry and Blarney in County Cork. The Cork Kerry region is also a special part of Ireland that has hosted many international festivals and events including a Stage finish of The Tour de France cycle race and the Eurovision Song Contest.
Consistently ranked among the Top 10 courses in the world, Waterville and Ballybunion are truly mystical Links in the Kingdom of Kerry. Other jewels in the crown include the Old Head of Kinsale, Tralee, and Dooks.
Are you looking for a young, lively city with a vibrant nightlife? How about a glimpse of an ancient civilization, a cultural feast, a musical odyssey, stunning scenery, and a spectacular coastline? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Dublin is a musical city, proud of its internationally known native musicians. The Chieftains, U2, Sinead O’Connor, Boyzone and Westlife all sprang from a long tradition of song and music making. The pubs are full of traditional music, and live popular music is easy to find on any night of the week. Check out our Events pages to see what’s happening during your visit.
Golf – for some people it is a good walk spoilt and for others it is a way of life. Whether you are an avid golfer or the occasional swinger of a club – Dublin is the place where you should be. With over 60 of the finest golf courses in the country within the county area, we cater for all needs and handicaps. The fantastic parkland courses all play to an excellent standard, and even the easy ones have been known to catch people out. If it is the wildness of a links you are after - we offer some of the best links in the country.
Stepping onto the tee box in all of the courses in Dublin will offer you a unique experience each time – even if you have been here before. There is something quite spectacular about playing golf in Dublin.
This is a land of Blue Mountains and forest parks, mazy lakes and windswept moors, white Atlantic sands, an inland sea. In fact, it's a country that is just pretending to be small.
Northern Ireland’s premium golfing specialty is links courses that have attracted world attention. There are whole series of lovely links along the coasts of Down, Antrim and Londonderry, a dozen courses within five miles of Belfast City Hall - and, of course, the famous fairways of championship courses like Royal Portrush and Royal County Down; both ranked in the top twenty internationally.
Links golf is a welcome contrast to the target game played to watered greens. Mother Nature is the course designer and, for many traditionalists, the humps and hollows and the frequent accompaniment of testing winds are ingredients for the way golf should be played. Portstewart is just a few miles from Portrush and its links test is regarded by many members as being at least the equal of its royal neighbour. A world of sand dunes with the surround of an impressive water hazard – the Atlantic Ocean – is also to be found in the area at the Castlerock club.
Several other courses in Northern Ireland also have holes with trademark links qualities… and there’ll be a spring in your step on the sandy soil as you sample an unforgettable experience.
The beauty of the North West is not just what the eye can behold, but what the heart can perceive. The stunning scenery is matched by the genuine warmth and friendiness of the people. One truly can forget the cares of modern life by escaping to one or all of the five counties that comprise the North West Region.
The spectacular scenery and rich heritage of culture provide every variety of recreational activity from the arduous to the languorous - watercolour painting to mountaineering, golfing on pefect fairways to surfing the Atlantic rollers; horse riding in bracing winds to lazing in seaweed baths.
Meet the challenge of eleven great links courses, experience a culture which is enchanting and unique, and celebrate with people who know how to enjoy themselves and who will ensure that you have the time of your life.
With 53 of the world's 151 championship links courses in Ireland, it is an obvious destination for any links enthusiast from around the world. North & West Coast Links represents 11 of Ireland's finest championship links courses - Connemara, Carne, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo GC, Donegal GC, Rosapenna, Portsalon, Ballyliffin, Castlerock, Portstewart and the world's #5 links course, Royal Portrush.