51. Seapoint

Termonfeckin, Co. Louth

6 Best Holes: 5, 17, 7, 14, 3, 18
Best Par 3: 17
Best Par 4: 5
Best Par 5: 18

It’s an obvious statement with a links course but the difference a windy day makes to Seapoint is massive. Read More

52. Hermitage

Ballydowd, Lucan, Co. Dublin

6 Best Holes: 11, 12, 2, 10, 18, 16
Best Par 3: 10
Best Par 4: 12
Best Par 5: 11

This golf course has a split personality. The front 9 is ordinary. Its tree lined but quite boring. You don’t need to use driver on many holes Read More

53. Laytown & Bettystown

Golf Links Rd, Betaghstown, Bettystown, Co. Meath

6 Best Holes: 7, 9, 12, 10, 18, 4
Best Par 3: 9
Best Par 4: 7
Best Par 5: 18

The first 2 holes here can be a little bit off putting but it’s a good track. Holes 7 to 13 are all class and give you some serious par 4’s to Read More

54. Dromoland

Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare

6 Best Holes: 16, 18, 11, 2, 4, 6
Best Par 3: 7
Best Par 4: 16
Best Par 5: 18

Another of these courses that jumps up and surprises you. Didn’t expect much but it’s a great golf course. Read More

55. Ardglass

Castle Pl, Ardglass, Downpatrick, Co. Down

6 Best Holes: 11, 4, 12, 1, 17, 2
Best Par 3: 12
Best Par 4: 4
Best Par 5: 11

I have a soft spot for Arglass too. It’s not a long golf course but has some magic holes on it especially the ones overlooking the sea. Read More

56. St. Annes

Bull Island Nature Reserve, Dollymount Ave, Co. Dublin

6 Best Holes: 7, 8, 15, 11, 12, 6
Best Par 3: 6
Best Par 4: 7
Best Par 5: 11

Backs onto Royal Dublin and while it’s not as good as its illustrious neighbour, it is a fine golf course. Read More

57. Luttrelstown Castle

Annfield, Castleknock, Co. Dublin

6 Best Holes: 17, 14, 5, 6, 18, 7
Best Par 3: 6
Best Par 4: 17
Best Par 5: 18

The front nine is ok but just that. 5, 6, and 7 are fine holes but the other 6 you could see anywhere. Read More

58. Palmerstown House

Palmerstown Demesne, Johnstown, Co. Kildare

6 Best Holes: 4, 18, 5, 14, 7, 9
Best Par 3: 3
Best Par 4: 4
Best Par 5: 14

Some great holes here and some pretty ordinary ones too. Holes 2-5 are decent. The 6th hole is a par 5 where you would want to Read More

59. Royal Portrush (Valley)

Dunluce Rd, Portrush, Co. Antrim

6 Best Holes: 18, 8, 16, 5, 6, 14
Best Par 3: 17
Best Par 4: 18
Best Par 5: 8

Not near as good as its sister / brother next door but it’s worth playing. As the name suggests most of the holes are in the valley. Read More

60. Belvoir Park

73 Church Rd, Castlereagh, Belfast, Co. Down

6 Best Holes: 17, 3, 13, 2, 16, 12
Best Par 3: 16
Best Par 4: 17
Best Par 5: 5

A really fine tree lined parkland course. The first hole is easy but is then followed by 2 super holes. The 6th and 7th are really good par 4’s. Read More

61. Tulfarris

Blessington Lakeshore Resort, Burgage More, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

6 Best Holes: 10, 12, 18, 4, 15, 2
Best Par 3: 2
Best Par 4: 10
Best Par 5: 15

Great setting for a golf course with plenty of water about. They did a reasonably good job with the design of the course. Read More

62. Mullingar

Belvidere, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

6 Best Holes: 2, 17, 5, 8, 7, 13
Best Par 3: 2
Best Par 4: 17
Best Par 5: 4

Everybody should play Mullingar. Home to a famous scratch cup every year, it is one of those famous old courses that everybody Read More

63. Dingle Links

Ballyferriter Dingle Peninsula, Dingle, Co. Kerry

6 Best Holes: 10, 16, 3, 9, 13, 18
Best Par 3: 10
Best Par 4: 16
Best Par 5: 13

Known locally as Ceann Sibeal. This course was a pleasant surprise and was the last I played to complete the top 100. Read More

64. Rosslare

Bearlough, Rosslare, Co. Wexford

6 Best Holes: 5, 11, 17, 7, 14, 16
Best Par 3: 14
Best Par 4: 5
Best Par 5: 7

A very good links course that starts with almost a 90 degree dog leg left par 4.. Some super holes here including the 5th which Read More

65. Carton House (O' Meara)

Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

6 Best Holes: 14, 8, 15, 16, 11, 7
Best Par 3: 14
Best Par 4: 8
Best Par 5: 6

If your game is not in good shape then you should have a game here. It’s wide open for the most part and you can hit driver at almost Read More

66. Tramore

Newtown Hill, Tramore, Co. Waterford

6 Best Holes: 13, 4, 10, 16, 7, 17
Best Par 3: 10
Best Par 4: 13
Best Par 5: 16

Nice course in the sunny south east. The most notable thing about Tramore Golf Club is that there some cracking par 4’s. Read More

67. Galgorm Castle

Galgorm Rd, Galgorm, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

6 Best Holes: 11, 17, 8, 6, 5, 13
Best Par 3: 5
Best Par 4: 8
Best Par 5: 10

Decent drive to get there but was well worth it. It’s long off the white tees but it’s fair. The first hole is a silly hole. Read More

68. Powerscourt (West)

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

6 Best Holes: 4, 13, 14, 8, 16, 6
Best Par 3: 6
Best Par 4: 4
Best Par 5: 16

This is the better of the two courses in Powerscourt. It is a resort type course where you can hit driver as often as you want as there is plenty of room. Read More

69. Farnham Estate

Farnham Estate, Cavan, Co. Cavan

6 Best Holes: 13, 4, 12, 6, 14, 17
Best Par 3: 12
Best Par 4: 13
Best Par 5: 6

Some cracking holes on this course and it was another that was a pleasant surprise. The 4th is a brilliant par 4. Read More

70. Castletroy

Golf Links Rd, Kilbane, Co. Limerick

6 Best Holes: 14, 4, 12, 11, 18, 6
Best Par 3: 14
Best Par 4: 4
Best Par 5: 6

Another course that was a pleasant surprise. You need to hit it straight round Castletroy. Right from the first tee you need to be on your game. Read More

71. Dundalk

New Golf Links Rd, Haggardstown, Co. Louth

6 Best Holes: 16, 15, 3, 11, 5, 7
Best Par 3: 5
Best Par 4: 16
Best Par 5: 7

It’s hard not to like Dundalk Golf Club. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s usually in good condition. Read More

72. Galway

Blackrock, Salthill, Co. Galway

6 Best Holes: 16, 18, 3, 6, 10, 9
Best Par 3: 9
Best Par 4: 16
Best Par 5: 7

Have played this course many times with my pal Neil who is a member there. This is a better track than people give it credit for. Read More

73. Athlone

Athlone, Hodson Bay, Co. Roscommon

6 Best Holes: 16, 13, 1, 4, 18, 11
Best Par 3: 7
Best Par 4: 16
Best Par 5: 8

I went to college in Athlone so played this course many, many times. They changed the layout many years and a lot of people Read More

74. Shannon

Shannon, Co. Clare

6 Best Holes: 3, 9, 15, 6, 1, 17
Best Par 3: 12
Best Par 4: 3
Best Par 5: 6

This is like a course you would play in Spain or Portugal (without the weather) as in its not very long but it is tight. Read More

75. Strandhill

Golf Course Rd, Strandhill, Co. Sligo

6 Best Holes: 15, 13, 4, 18, 5, 16
Best Par 3: 2
Best Par 4: 15
Best Par 5: 5

The front nine is nice with some good holes and some good views but the back nine is very good. Holes 2, 3 and 4 are played near Read More

76. Moyola Park

15 Curran Road, Curran Rd, Castledawson, Magherafelt, Co. Derry

6 Best Holes: 8, 11, 6, 18, 14, 9
Best Par 3: 17
Best Par 4: 8
Best Par 5: 18

A nice course with a few hidden delights. The first two holes are quite similar par 4’s but they are a great start to the course. Read More

77. Mount Wolseley

Mountwolseley, Tullow, Co. Carlow

6 Best Holes: 18, 3, 8, 11, 2, 7
Best Par 3: 11
Best Par 4: 18
Best Par 5: 7

This is a nice resort course with a hotel on site. It is not the most difficult course in the world but is well worth a visit. Read More

78. Dun Laoghaire

Ballyman Rd, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

6 Best Holes: 18, 3, 13, 15, 17, 6
Best Par 3: 11
Best Par 4: 18
Best Par 5: 17

They have 27 holes here and we played the main course. The greens are very tricky to say the least. They slope towards the Read More

79. Esker Hills

Tullamore, Co. Offaly

6 Best Holes: 7, 4, 17, 3, 11, 18
Best Par 3: 15
Best Par 4: 7
Best Par 5: 6

As the name suggest this has a unique setting of drumlins and eskers. You will play some holes here that you won’t see anywhere else. Read More

80. Killarney (Mahoneys Point)

Mahonys Point, Lackabane, Killarney, Co. Kerry

6 Best Holes: 17, 18, 3, 14, 2, 8
Best Par 3: 18
Best Par 4: 17
Best Par 5: 8

This is the definition of having a lovely day out playing a nice golf course, if you get the weather. It is old fashioned but that’s not a bad thing. Read More

81. K Club (Smurfit)

Straffan, Co. Kildare

6 Best Holes: 13, 9, 18, 16, 1, 7
Best Par 3: 17
Best Par 4: 13
Best Par 5: 18

This is about as resort as an Irish course gets. Plenty of room to hit driver as often as you like and plenty of water features too. Read More

82. Glasson

Killinure, Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

6 Best Holes: 16, 7, 15, 13, 6, 3
Best Par 3: 15
Best Par 4: 16
Best Par 5: 6

Again this is another course that you should really play to your handicap on as it’s not overly difficult. It’s a resort course, Read More

83. Naas

Kerdiffstown, Naas, Co. Kildare

6 Best Holes: 5, 16, 4, 11, 7, 17
Best Par 3: 17
Best Par 4: 5
Best Par 5: 13

This course has to be in Ireland’s top 100 courses. It’s a solid golf course with hardly a bad hole on it. There are some great par 4’s Read More

84. Macreddin

Macreddin East, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow

6 Best Holes: 12, 16, 13, 4, 15, 6
Best Par 3: 4
Best Par 4: 12
Best Par 5: 13

Again another course that was a pleasant surprise. The front nine is grand. Holes 10 and 11 are ordinary but he last 7 holes are as fine Read More

85. Powerscourt (East)

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

6 Best Holes: 8, 17, 10, 5, 1, 11
Best Par 3: 5
Best Par 4: 8
Best Par 5: 17

Like the course next to it, this is a resort style course. Not the hardest course in the world if you keep your ball in play. Read More

86. Clandeboye

51 Tower Rd, Bangor, Newtownards, Co. Down

6 Best Holes:  10, 16, 8, 4, 6, 18
Best Par 3: 14
Best Par 4: 10
Best Par 5: 6

Got to play with 2 members and they were great company. Good laugh. Very nice course. The first couple of holes are quite ordinary but Read More

87. Westport

Golf Course Road, Carrowholly, Westport, Co. Mayo

6 Best Holes: 13, 8, 6, 11, 15, 18
Best Par 3: 12
Best Par 4: 13
Best Par 5: 15

This course has spectacular views of clew bay and Ireland’s Holy Mountain, Croagh Patrick. It provides a long stern test. Read More

88. Tullamore

Brookfield, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

6 Best Holes: 16, 5, 18, 3, 12, 13
Best Par 3: 12
Best Par 4: 16
Best Par 5: 4

A couple of negatives to begin with. There are a few silly holes with dog legs and you also have a couple of fairways that cross Read More

89. Moyvalley

Balyna Estate, Ballina, Moyvalley, Co. Kildare

6 Best Holes:  12, 7, 18, 16, 13, 17
Best Par 3: 17
Best Par 4: 12
Best Par 5: 18

This course was closed for a few years but has re-opened and you can see that money has been spent on the course as Read More

90. Woodenbridge

Avoca, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

6 Best Holes: 6, 10, 14, 11, 18, 16
Best Par 3: 11
Best Par 4: 6
Best Par 5: 18

Wicklow is the garden of Ireland and this course is certainly an advertisement for that fact. One of the most beautiful Read More

91. Blainroe

Kilpoole Lower, Blainroe, Co. Wicklow

6 Best Holes:  2, 16, 14, 12, 3, 6
Best Par 3: 15
Best Par 4: 2
Best Par 5: 5

You be tired when you’ve the 18th here. Hilly walk especially on the front nine. The front nine is a little up and down but they are mostly good holes. Read More

92. Portarlington

Garryhinch, Portarlington, Co. Laois

6 Best Holes: 7, 2, 12, 14, 15, 17
Best Par 3: 17
Best Par 4: 7
Best Par 5: 13

This was another course that was a pleasant surprise. Didn’t expect much but it’s a very good course. The front nine is not Read More

93. Arklow

Abbeylands, Tinahask Lower, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

6 Best Holes:  17, 5, 4, 15, 12, 3
Best Par 3: 3
Best Par 4: 17
Best Par 5: 18

The first 6 holes are here are a test for anyone. There is no gentle introduction. The 3rd is a super par 3 and the next 3 holes are all cracking par 4’s. Read More

94. Royal Belfast

Station Rd, Holywood, Co. Down

6 Best Holes: 9, 15, 10, 1, 12, 18
Best Par 3: 19
Best Par 4: 9
Best Par 5: 18

This is the oldest golf club in Ireland and dates back to 1881. It starts with 2 very good par 4’s with the second being a particular favourite. Read More

95. Grange

Whitechurch Rd, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin

6 Best Holes: 3, 10, 4, 18, 17, 16
Best Par 3: 1
Best Par 4: 3
Best Par 5: 17

Grange has 24 holes and can have 3 different layouts. When we played it we began with 2 par 3’s which the course is well known for. Read More

96. Coollattin

Coolattin Park, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow

6 Best Holes:  4, 13, 1, 8, 7, 2
Best Par 3: 7
Best Par 4: 4
Best Par 5: 6

This course deserves to be in Ireland top 100. There are some cracking holes round here. If you have 8 stableford points after 4 holes Read More

97. Knightsbrook

Dublin Road, Iffernock, Trim, Co. Meath

6 Best Holes: 2, 12, 14, 8, 11, 1
Best Par 3: 18
Best Par 4: 2
Best Par 5: 17

This is quite a long golf course even off the white tees that we played. Good start as the first is a decent hole and the second hole is a super par 4. Read More

98. Greenore

Greenore Village, Greenore, Co. Louth

6 Best Holes:  7, 12, 8, 1, 17, 16
Best Par 3: 1
Best Par 4: 7
Best Par 5: 17

Greenore is a lovely course and if you can shoot 36 points then you have done very well as it’s a good test. There are some cracking holes here. Read More

99. Roscommon

Ardsallagh Beg, Mote Park, Co. Roscommon

6 Best Holes:  5, 18, 2, 14, 12, 13
Best Par 3: 12
Best Par 4: 5
Best Par 5: 15

The front nine is quite long and most holes are just straight holes with not many features to them. The 5th hole is the best hole Read More

100. Letterkenny

Glebe, Barnhill, Co. Donegal

6 Best Holes:  9, 4, 6, 14, 1, 2, 
Best Par 3: 8
Best Par 4: 9
Best Par 5: 2

We stopped off here to play a course before going on to play some of the more famous courses in Donegal, and we got a lovely surprise. Read More

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