GOLF GUIDE TO IRELAND: EAST
Ireland's eastern region provides a mix of both classic links and magnificent parkland courses. Portmarnock, Royal County Down and Baltray head the list of links courses, while the K-Club, Druids Glen and Carton House are all championship golf courses of the highest standard.
Dublin is Ireland's capital and provides all of the amenities and attractions expected of a major city. The majority of golf courses are within 1 hour of the city centre. Royal County Down is approximately 2 1/4 hours drive.
Explore the map for further information. Click of a golf flag for golf information. Distance and travel time information is given below.
Just 13 miles north of the city centre is the village of Portmarnock overlooking the sea. Portmarnock is an ideal golfing base, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and close to the M1 and M50 motorways that provide easy access to all golf courses. The suburban rail service (DART) provides frequent services to Dublin City centre (journey time is 35 minutes). Close to Portmatnock are the pretty villages of Malahide and Howth, both providing an execllent array of restauants, pubs and shops.
Just south of Dublin is County Wicklow, known as the 'Garden County'. Wicklow is undoubtedly the most scenic county in the east of Ireland, providing mountains, lakes and sea together with many historical sites of interest. There are several accommodation centres in Wicklow including Blessington, Enniskerry and Woodenbridge.
Northwest of Dublin in County Meath is the Boyne Valley. This is another scenic area steeped in history and includes the famous neolithic sites at Newgrange and Knowth. Accommodation is available in Drogheda, Navan and Kells.
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