The Irish Links
Ireland has without doubt some of the best links golf in the world. Typically characterised by massive sand dunes the Irish links can be split up into four basic regions.
Region number one is Northern Ireland which is home to Royal Portrush and Royal County Down, two of the best links courses in the world. Royal Portrush is due to host the Open Championship in 2019 for the second time. The Open was played once before in Ireland also at Royal Portrush in 1951. Just south of Belfast is Royal County Down which was the venue for the Irish Open in 2015. Along with Royal Portrush, Royal Country Down has been consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the world.
On the East Coast around Dublin you have such courses as Portmarnock, The Island, European Club and Royal Dublin amongst many others to choose from.
The South West region stretches from Old Head in the south right around to Lahinch in the west. The great golf is just endless with the likes of Ballybunion, Waterville, Tralee, Dooks and Doonbeg in between.
The North West isn't as well known as the other three regions, and is a little harder to get too, and the golf is a bit more raw in its style although it doesn't lack in great golf with Rosapenna, Carne, Ballyliffin and County Sligo just to name a few.
There is so much good golf in Ireland to choose from it's hard to know where to begin!
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