Golf in Dublin
Dublin is without a doubt one of the best places to visit when in Ireland. Not only is Dublin a cultural city, home to temple bar, the Guinness storehouse, and much more but its central locations make it accessible to over 300 golf courses spread across Ireland.
The Grafton Hotel has compiled a list of the best Dublin golf courses all ideally located less than a 30-minute drive from the hotel.
Founded in 1894, Portmarnock Golf Club is by far the best links course in Dublin. It is consistently ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world. The golf course has hosted a huge number of prestigious titles including 19 Irish Open Championships. Some winners include Ben Crenshaw, Seve Ballesteros, and Bernhard Langer. More recently, in 2019, it was the home of the Amateur Championship.
Pro tip: Wind changes regularly here, so club selection is very important.
Find out more about booking tee times at Portmarnock Golf Club.
The Island Golf course is one of the true hidden gems in Ireland. The links course hugs the estuary and winds its way through lands strewn with the most towering collection of sand dunes in the area. It is one of the top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland and the UK. It provides a superb links challenge for those willing to play it.
Pro tip: Severely sloped greens on most holes. Don't be greedy with your putts.
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Royal Dublin Golf Club is a classic golf links located just 10KM from The Grafton Hotel. It is the second oldest golf club in Ireland. The course has a classic layout where you play out on the front 9 away from the clubhouse and then turn towards home for the back 9.
Pro tip: Skillful course management is essential here. Par's are your best friend.
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The K Club is probably one of the most famous golf clubs in Ireland and offers terrific views. It was designed by Arnold Palmer and consists of 2 stunning championship golf courses. The Palmer North hosted the prestigious Ryder Cup in 2006 with some famous faces such as Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia playing.
Pro tip: Every part of your game is tested here so get practicing 😉
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Plan Your Golf Trip
The Grafton Hotel is the ideal location for your next golf break with friends, family, or clients. Start your morning with a coffee on our terrace and after a long day of golf join us back at Bartley's Bar for delicious house-made cocktails and dinner.