The Island Golf Club

Region Dublin
Architect Hawtree / Hackett / Howes
Type of Course Links
Number of Holes 18
Par 71
Length of Course 6195 metres
Club Professional Kevin Kelliher

For sheer awe - the kind inspired by 25 foot-high dunes, vaguely lunar crevasses running through the terrain and putting greens shaped like mutant mushrooms - the best choice is The Island Golf Club.

The Island Golf Club was the Greengolfball Golf Club of the Month for May 07 - Click here for full report

This classic links course is less than 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, yet the members have kept it a great secret since 1890. It is one of the best courses in Ireland and is definitely the best golf course you have never heard of. The storied topography and mountainous sand dunes are asdramatic as any golf course on earth and virtually every hole requires some sort of cleverly imagined (and executed) shot, whether off the tee or into one of the brilliantly conceived greens. The aesthetic pleasure of the adjacent village of Malahide provide constant snapshot memories. The Island has recently hosted the Irish PGA, the Irish Men's Close and the Irish Women's Close championships. If you like the game of golf, you will love this supremely Irish golf links


Take N1 north from Dublin and follow signs for Donabate


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