With over 400 golf courses on our small little Island, selecting the best golf courses in Ireland is a very difficult task!  To name the best is impossible, and it’s no easier to name the top 20.  So what we have decided to do is to name our Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland.

There are many incredible Irish golf courses that did not make this list.  We have composed our list in alphabetical order, and have indicated the area of Ireland that each course in located in.  We have also indicated which of these courses are Links and which are Parkland.


Although there are over 400 Golf Courses throughout the island of Ireland, Fairways and FunDays only include the highest rated courses in our Tours.


All of the golf courses which feature on our tours are:

  • Suitably constructed to allow play throughout the year;
  • Professionally managed;
  • Professionally maintained;
  • Committed to the highest standards in relation to visitor welcome


These are truly world class golfing facilities and we offer YOU the chance to play some of these outstanding courses.


We have divided the courses on this Top 100  list into their geographical location in Ireland:

  • East (E)
  • West (W)
  • Midlands (M)
  • North (N)
  • South (S)


We have also divided these courses into Links (L) and Parkland (P) courses.


No.         Course                                                                                  Type      Location

  1. Adare Manor (P)          (S)
  2. Ardglass (P)          (N)
  3. Arklow (L)           (E)
  4. Ballybunion Cashen (L)           (S)
  5. Ballybunion Old (L)           (S)
  6. Ballyliffin Glashedy (L)           (N)
  7. Ballyliffin Old Links (L)           (N)
  8. Belvoir Park (P)          (N)
  9. Blainroe (P)          (E)
  10. Bunclody (P)          (E)
  11. Carlow (P)          (M)
  12. Carne Golf Links (L)           (N)
  13. Carton (O’Meara) (P)          (E)
  14. Carton House (Monty) (L)           (E)
  15. Castle Dargan (P)          (W)
  16. Castlemartyr (L)           (S)
  17. Castlerock (L)           (N)
  18. Castletroy (P)          (S)
  19. Clandeboye (P)          (N)
  20. County Louth (Baltray) (L)           (E)
  21. County Sligo (Roses Point) (L)           (W)
  22. Concra Wood (P)          (E)
  23. Connemara (L)           (W)
  24. Cork (P)          (S)
  25. Courtown (P)          (E)
  26. Dingle Links (L)           (S)
  27. Donegal (Murvagh) (L)           (N)
  28. Dooks (L)           (S)
  29. Doonbeg Links (Trump International Ireland) (L)           (S)
  30. Dromoland (P)          (S)
  31. Druids Glen (P)          (E)
  32. Druids Heath (P)          (E)
  33. Dun Laoghaire (P)          (E)
  34. Dundalk (P)          (E)
  35. Enniscrone (L)           (W)
  36. Esker Hills (P)          (M)
  37. Faithlegg (P)          (S)
  38. Farnham Estate (P)          (M)
  39. Fota Island (P)          (S)
  40. Galgorm Castle (P)          (N)
  41. Galway (P)          (W)
  42. Galway Bay (L)           (W)
  43. Glasson (P)          (M)
  44. Grange (P)          (E)
  45. Headfort New (P)          (E)
  46. Headfort Old (P)          (E)
  47. Hermitage (P)          (M)
  48. K Club (Palmer) (P)          (E)
  49. K Club (Smurfit) (P)          (E)
  50. Killarney Killeen (P)          (S)
  51. Killarney Mahony’s (P)          (S)
  52. Killeen Castle (P)          (E)
  53. Kirkistown Castle (L)           (N)
  54. Knightsbrook (P)          (E)
  55. Lahinch Old (L)           (S)
  56. Laytown & Bettystown (L)           (E)
  57. Lough Erne (P)          (N)
  58. Luttrellstown Castle (P)          (E)
  59. Macreddin (P)          (E)
  60. Malone (P)          (N)
  61. Mount Juliet (P)          (E)
  62. Mount Wolseley (P)          (M)
  63. Moyvalley (P)          (M)
  64. Mullingar (P)          (M)
  65. Narin & Portnoo (L)           (N)
  66. Old Head Golf Links (L)           (S)
  67. Palmerstown Stud (P)          (E)
  68. Portmarnock (L)           (E)
  69. Portmarnock Links (L)           (E)
  70. Portsalon (L)           (N)
  71. Portstewart Strand (L)           (N)
  72. Portumna (P)          (M)
  73. Powerscourt East (P)          (E)
  74. Powerscourt West (P)          (E)
  75. Rathsallagh (P)          (E)
  76. Rosapenna Old Tom Morris (L)           (N)
  77. Rosapenna Sandy Hill (L)           (N)
  78. Rosslare (L)           (E)
  79. Royal Belfast (P)          (N)
  80. Royal County Down (L)           (N)
  81. Royal Portrush (L)           (N)
  82. Royal Portrush Valley (L)           (N)
  83. Seafield (P)          (E)
  84. Seapoint (L)           (E)
  85. Shannon (P)          (S)
  86. Slieve Russell (P)          (M)
  87. St Annes (L)           (E)
  88. Strandhill (L)           (W)
  89. The European Club (L)           (E)
  90. The Heritage (P)          (M)
  91. The Island (L)           (E)
  92. The Royal Dublin (L)           (E)
  93. Tralee (L)           (S)
  94. Tramore (P)          (S)
  95. Tulfarris (P)          (E)
  96. Tullamore (P)          (E)
  97. Waterville (L)           (S)
  98. Westport (P)          (W)
  99. Woodenbridge (P)          (E)


Many of these remarkable courses have hosted international professional golf tournaments including:

  • Ryder Cup,
  • Solheim Cup,
  • Walker Cup,
  • Irish Open,
  • European Open.


A number of these courses are also ranked amongst the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World, including:

  • Ballybunion
  • Lahinch
  • Portmarnock
  • Royal County Down
  • Royal Portrush
  • Waterville


So what are you waiting for? It’s time to contact a member of our team and take the first step to your dream Golf and Ireland vacation.