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 link golfing experience you probably will not get anywhere else in the world.

BEST TIME TO GOLF IN SOUTHWEST IRELAND: 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.

Read up information on this page and all associated links for more on Southwest Ireland as a golf destination. The content will serve as your Golf Travel Guide to Southwest Ireland and make for easy trip planning.  

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The southwest region of Ireland is one of the most picturesque places in Ireland and during the summer months, it is infested with tourists. The Ring of Kerry coastal drive which is must if you are visiting Ireland is simply spectacular. The region is also steeped in historical & ancients forts & castles and lot of character & culture in the quaint city center of Limerick, Galway, Killarney and many other towns in the region.


GETTING THERE: The south-west of Ireland has two airports – Cork International Airport & Kerry International Airport and many flights from Europe fly into these airports. However, for long haul flights, it may be easier to get a good connection to Dublin.

Driving to the South-West region from Dublin does not take more than 3 to 4 hours so it is easily doable by renting a car or taking many of the tourist buses that travel along that route.

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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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