Ireland Golf Experience

Sandtraps along a rolling Irish green

A golf course on a headland jutting into the sea

More than 400 golf courses… Including one-third of the world’s links courses.

Ireland is most famous for its seaside links courses—certainly the finest collection of these wondrous courses that have been magically shaped by Mother Nature for thousands of years.

You have undoubtedly heard of many of these gems—such as Ballybunion, Lahinch, Royal County Down… and many of these have a rightful spot in the many rankings of Great Courses in The World. There are also a ever-expanding list of hidden gems that are so good that they will not be hidden for long.

The Golf Group designs custom trips for groups of any size and we will create the itinerary that is right for you. Tell us about the experience you are looking for, and we will make it happen.

Climate

Even though golf is a year round activity in most of Ireland, prime time for golf trips is from late April to mid-October.

Many people want to know what is the best month to plan an Ireland golf trip—to which there is not a good answer. The warmest months are July and August—but as you can see from the table—there is not much variance in temperature throughout the season.

Average temperatures in Ireland (Farenheit)
Month Average high Average low
January 46 35
February 47 34
March 49 35
April 53 37
May 58 42
June 64 47
July 66 51
August 65 50
September 62 46
October 55 41
November 50 38
December 47 35

No matter when you plan your trip, you will have plenty of daylight to get your rounds in, and you can play golf until 10 p.m. on some of the summer nights!

Sunrises and sunsets in Ireland
Date Sunrise Sunset
May 15 5:25 9:18
June 15 4:56 9:55
July 15 5:15 9:46
August 15 6:04 8:54
September 15 6:58 7:42
October 15 7:51 6:30

Top 100 Courses in the World

As rated by Golf Magazine 2008

#7
Royal County Down
#12
Royal Portrush
#14
Ballybunion
#49
Royal Portmarnock
#54
Lahinch
#78
The European Club

The above courses are the most famous links in Ireland as well as the highest rated by most polls. The Golf Group also offers many more, and based on our clients reviews offer equally as impressive an Irish golf experiences.

Ask us about…

  • Old Head
  • County Louth
  • Enniscrone
  • Tralee
  • Adare
  • Doonbeg
  • Rosses Point
  • Rosapenna
  • Carne
  • Ballyliffin
  • Killarney
  • Waterville
  • The K Club
  • Portstewart