Welcome to our ranking of the Top 100 Courses in Ireland

To view our map of the best golf courses in Ireland, click here.

In addition to identifying the very best golf courses in the country, one of our primary goals in creating rankings such as these is to highlight trends, introduce readers to new experiences and to provide ideas and inspiration for your next golf break or next round. One of the problems that Ireland continually encounters as a destination is that most visiting golfers head straight to the iconic and spectacular championship links courses, such as Ballybunion, Waterville, Royal County Down, Tralee and Lahinch, and ignore pretty much everything else.

At face value, that’s understandable. Who doesn’t want to experience the very best links courses the country has to offer? But there’s much more to Ireland than wild dunes and coastal breezes. If you take one thing from flicking through this Top 100, it’s that Ireland is blessed with an incredible number of second-tier links courses, as well as a plethora of top-quality inland and parkland golf courses.

Our recommendation is to get to Corballis, Powerscourt, Naas, Tulfarris, Galway Bay, Strandhill and Slieve Russell – all of which have taken strides up the ranking. Within that group you’ll find a couple of seriously solid links courses and some stunning parklands that you can play at incredible value.