Portmarnock Golf Club
As golfers, we are on a never-ending journey to play this beautiful game on as many courses as we can. With the current Coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on travel, a number of golf clubs in Ireland are losing out on international business. These clubs that would generally be packed with international travellers around this time of the year, are looking to the Irish golfers for business.
Clubs like Ballybunion and Tralee golf links are teaming up with different hotels and putting up offers just for the Irish people. Other courses have followed suit and the ‘Ultimate Links Experience’, gives you the ability to play in some of Leinster’s best golf courses for a very discounted price. Portmarnock Golf Club, The Royal Dublin Golf Club and County Louth Golf Club have teamed up to offer Irish golfers the opportunity to play each these courses for a combined price of just €350.
The ultimate east coast staycation while enjoying the sport we all love.
Founded in 1885 by Sir John Lumsden, The Royal Dublin Golf Club is steeped in golfing history and presents a stern golfing examination on a truly magnificent links course and is widely accepted as one of the greatest links courses in the world. The links was originally designed by H.S.Colt, the world famous golf architect from Sunningdale.
The Royal Dublin
The Royal Dublin Golf Club has hosted many Irish championships, starting with the Irish Amateur Open back in 1894. The Royal Dublin Golf Club hosted The Carroll’s Irish Open from 1983-1985 with Seve Ballesteros winning in 1983 and 1985 and Bernhard Langer winning in 1984. The Club has also regularly hosted the Irish Amateur Close and the Irish PGA.
Just a few miles up the road is Portmarnock Golf Club. The course sits majestically on a narrow tongue of shallow duneland and as a measure of its enduring quality, it remains one of the most respected venues in world golf. No other Irish course has been graced by so many distinguished players in a rich history encompassing a broad sweep of significant events. It is where Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead successfully followed its serpentine route through classic links land on their way to victory in the 1960 Canada Cup.
Portmarnock Golf Club
And it is where another generation of Americans, including Phil Mickelson and David Duval, secured a memorable Walker Cup triumph in 1991. These events, along with 19 staging’s of the European Tour's Irish Open Championship, reflect the quality of a searching examination across the link's twenty-seven holes.
Heading north you will next find County Louth Golf Club. It is situated in the historic Boyne Valley region just north of Drogheda. Perched along the mouth of the Boyne estuary and within a 45-minute drive from Dublin Airport it is also within a 1 hour drive of the city of Dublin.
The club is steeped in history having been founded in 1892 and has attained a reputation for producing great golfers over the years, both men and women. In 1938 Golf Architects, Tom Simpson and Molly Gourlay redesigned the course. The championship course features natural unspoilt links with towering sandhills, testing rough and a variety of great holes that demands accurate hitting and strategic thinking.
County Louth Golf Club
Currently ranked #8 by Golf Digest Ireland, the championship links is a par 72 measuring 7,031 yards from the back tees and is known for providing one of the purest and fairest tests of links golf in the world. In 2004 and 2009 County Louth Golf Club hosted the European Tour's Irish Open. In 2009 the club was etched into Irish golfing history when it famously became the venue where 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry won the Irish Open as an amateur.
Golfers are always looking for a new challenge and a new course to test their game on. Links golf is the ultimate challenge and this is your chance to put your game to the ultimate test, without breaking the bank.
The offer lasts until the 30th of September 2020 and includes one round on each of these amazing links for just €350 and you do have to be GUI and IGLU member.