For most of us, the great links seem to start and end with St. Andrews and the other well-known venues of the Open Championship in Scotland and England like Carnoustie, Turnberry, Royal Lytham, and St Annes etc. But venture out further east and you will find hidden, some of the finest jewels of true links Golf sculpted into beautiful links land on the east coast around Dublin, Northern Ireland and the South West coast.

From enjoying the famous Guinness in the lively pubs in Dublin to the joys of fishing in the Killarney lake surrounded by two lovely Golf courses, one cannot simply find a more satisfying experience in terms of the sheer variety and links and parkland Golf combined with the friendliest and warmest folks in this part of the world. The weather is driest between March and July though rains are unpredictable. However, due to the warm westerlies from the Atlantic ocean, the climate in Ireland turns out being surprisingly Golf friendly through most of the year.

What is more exciting is that the courses have retained their pristine quality ironically due to their isolation (which is, of course, the reason why the Open championships have never been held on any of these gems!) and hence give you a links golfing experience you probably will not get anywhere else in the world.

BEST TIME TO GOLF IN DUBLIN: Weather in Ireland can be unpredictable. But the summer months of May to August are the best time to visit the country when the temperatures are warm and the days long.


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Dublin has many landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years. Visit one of the oldest monuments which is the Dublin Castle. One of Dublin’s newest monuments is the Spire of Dublin. Also stroll in the many parks that the city has to offer.


GETTING THERE: Dublin has an international airport and is well connected to both long haul destinations and within Europe as well

The distances within Ireland are easily covered by road. With perfect picturesque countryside, driving your own rental car could be the best way to move around Ireland. 

CURRENCY: Euro (EUR) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 0.8 EUR (Currency Converter)

VISA: Nationals of EU countries and other Western nations do not need a visa to enter Ireland. Visit for more information on Ireland’s visa requirements.

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