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Enniscrone Golf Club is one of the top links on northwestern Ireland's challenging golf scene.
Enniscrone Golf Club is one of the top links on northwestern Ireland's challenging golf scene. (Brandon Tucker/GolfPublisher.com)

Destination Ireland: A guide to planning your Irish golf vacation

Brandon TuckerBy Brandon Tucker,
Managing Editor

Heading to Ireland to golf? GolfEurope.com's destination guide has travel tips, reviews and recommendations on hotels to help you make the most of your golf vacation to the Emerald Isle.

Ireland golf spotlight

Northern Ireland: Links golf's historic "new" destination: Northern Ireland has been peaceful for a decade, and golfers are rediscovering its world-class links.

Also: Golf for adventurers on Ireland's northwest coast

Featured Ireland course reviews

Links golf at the edge of the world: Ballyliffin Golf Club, Ireland's northernmost links, is a course like no other.

Also: Take a closer look at Ballyliffin's two tracks, Glashedy Links and the Old Course.

Ireland on-course: The southwest giants

Ballybunion's Old Course is Ireland's most popular links and anchors the southwest's acclaimed offerings. Plus, on the course at Lahinch Golf Club, Doonbeg Golf Club and Tralee Golf Club.
Also: More Ireland course reviews

Where to stay in Ireland

GolfEurope.com's recommended accommodations in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Ireland golf podcasts

Sweet Spots: Host Brandon Tucker talks with Enniscrone Golf Club professional Charlie McGoldrick and Ballyliffin Golf Club member Larry Olmsted.

TravelGolf.com This Week: Tucker joins host Dave Berner to talk Northern Ireland golf.

Ireland golf and travel FAQ

What you need to know when planning a golf trip to Ireland.

Blogging in Ireland

GolfEurope.com's Brandon Tucker recently spent two weeks golfing the Emerald Isle and kept up a running commentary from the road in his Ireland travel blog.

Also: Having played both classic links in recent months, Tucker offers his thoughts on Royal County Down beating out the Old Course at St. Andrews in the latest Golf Digest course rankings.

More Ireland golf and travel features

With club and reel: Off-course in Ireland, Tim McDonald found plenty of great fishing.

Parkland gems: Ireland golf is more than just great links. Here's a look at the isle's finest parkland courses.

Guinness for strength!: A thirsty golfer's guide to Dublin's best pubs.

Ireland golf in pictures

The best sights on and off the course around the Emerald Isle.

Also: More golf photo galleries from Ireland and Europe.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.

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