East of Ireland Links Golf Vacation

Golf  Vacations Ireland – Golf Holidays are here to help you plan your East of Ireland Links Golf  Holiday you might ask why?

We at www.golfholidays.ie have played all the links course that we will recommend throughout Ireland, not only have we played them once but lucky for us we have played them on many occasions. Ireland is home to nearly 30% of the total true links golf courses in the world.

Play some of the finest links courses located only 30 minutes drive from Dublin City  or Dublin Airport, Portmarnock Links, Old Portmarnock, Royal Dublin, Baltray, The Island

Day One

Arrive at Dublin Airport and transferred by private coach to Portmarnock Links Hotel. Accommodation for 7 nights b/b twin sharing will be reserved for you. This is a very good 4 star just 15 minutes from Dublin airport. It is situated in the Dublin Bay peninsula within walking distance to the picturesque seaside village of Portmarnock. and also close to Malahide with its selection of great restaurants and Irish pubs.

Day Two

Golf Portmarnock Links. Situated on-site and designed by Bernard Langer, Portmarnock Links is a top-class old-style traditional links golf course. When the wind blows [every day] it is a true championship test of golf.

Portmarnock Hotel

Portmarnock Golf Course

Day Three

Old Portmarnock voted Ireland’s best links course. Portmarnock hosted our Irish Open for many years. Winners include Ben Crenshaw, Bernard Langer, Seve Ballesteros, Ian Woosnam, Jose Maria Olazabal, the list goes on. The course is a only a five-minute drive from your hotel and it is true to test for any handicap,  Get there early and take advantage of the excellent practice facilities it is a worthwhile exercise before taking on the links. Many of the greatest golfers have stopped of ta  Portmarnock on their way to the Open, Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Mark O Meara, and many more. Portmarnock has hosted the Walker Cup, Canada Cup (World Cup) with competitors Arnold Plamer and Same Snead complementing Portmarnck hugely

Old Portmarnock Golf Course

Old Portmarnock Golf Course

Old Portmarnock Golf Course

Day Four

Golf at Royal Dublin. Again another links classic and just a 10-minute drive from your hotel. Royal Dublin has hosted many Irish opens and again winners included Ballesteros and Langer the great Christy o Connor played all is golf here and was one of the leading Irish golfers from the mid-1950s. O’Connor won over 20  Irish and UK tournaments and finished in the top 10 in the Open Championship on 10 occasions. Royal Dublin is your traditional old links course with 9 holes out normally into the wind 9 holes back with the wind on your back, the 18th hole is a great finishing hole, take on the carry over the out of bounds and if manage the carry it will make your day out even more special

Royal Dublin Golf Course

Royal Dublin Golf Course

Royal Dublin Golf Course

Day Five

At leisure to visit our capital city Dublin just a half-hour away. There are frequent train and bus services from the village.

Day Six

A short 45 min transfer to Baltray Golf. Who can forget Shane Lowry’s unforgettable Irish Open win there as an Amateur and some years later in 2019  his great with at the Open in Royal Portrush, Baltray is one of those hidden gems with some excellent par 4s and difficult par3s, all holes go in different directions so depending on where the wind is blowing from will make this visit a memorable one. Paul Mc Ginley past Ryder Cup captain ranks Blatry as on the best links course in Ireland, we would certainly agree with him. If you have the time to stay at try some of the spectacular seafood on offer at the restaurant in the clubhouse, enjoy!

Baltray Golf Club

Baltray Golf Course

Baltray Golf Course

Day Seven

Golf optional but we recommend you play The Island Golf. Situated across the bay it is another top-class golf links and again in our mind a hidden gem, it has had some upgrades recently and I must say it has made the Island even more challenging than it was. This is a favourite with lots of visitors from mainland Europe and is heading for greater accolades.

Day Eight

Your return transfer to Dublin Airport.

The Island Golf Course

The Island Golf Course

The Island Golf Course


  • 7 nights accommodation B/B Twin sharing
  • 4 rounds of golf with reserved tee times
  • All transfers
  • Services of our resident representative

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