The Malahide area is richly served by quality Dublin Golf Courses that we have to give it a separate section. Among our best courses are some of the world’s and Ireland’s finest Links courses, including two Championship courses, Portmarnock and Royal Dublin.
Malahide Golf Club
‘A light Heart and Cheerful Spirit’
Malahide Golf Club is located halfway between the picturesque seaside villages of Malahide and Portmarnock in North County Dublin just a very short trip from Dublin Airport.
Originally a 9 hole links in Malahide village, the Club moved to the Beechwood Estate in 1987 and over the following 3 years, developed the land into a very fine 27 hole golf course with a beautiful Club House offering full bar and restaurant, pro-shop and practice area facilities.
The course was originally designed by Eddie Hackett but has since seen two major re-designs, the first in 2010 under the watchful eye of Jeff Howes and more recently in 2017 when a number of holes were re-developed under the stewardship of the world renowned Martin Hawtree.
The club has a proud history dating back to 1892 making it one of the oldest clubs in Ireland. Distinguished members over the years include Tom Craddock, Irish international and Walker Cup player, Paddy Caul, Irish International player and Philip Walton our most famous son, a 3 time winner on the European PGA Tour and winner of the clinching point in the 1995 Ryder Cup at Oak Hill.
Located so close to some of the best golf links in the world, Malahide Golf Club is often left undiscovered by visitors to Ireland but those who have found us often refer to Malahide as a ‘hidden gem’ and return year after year.
So why not put Malahide Golf Club into your itinerary when visiting Ireland next time where, as our motto says, you will be met with ‘A light Heart and Cheerful Spirit’.
Portmarnock Golf Club (Championship Links Course)
One of the premium Links courses in the world, it has been the venue for the Irish Open Championship, Walker Cup and many more Championship events. There are 27 holes resting on a fine sandy soil.
4km. Turn right out the Hotel Gate and travel the beautiful coastal drive for 3km to Portmarnock. Turn left at first set of traffic lights. The Club is at the end of this road.
The Island Golf Club
Located across the estuary from Malahide but accessed from the N1 and Donabate. The Island Golf Club was established in 1890 and, surrounded by the sea on three sides, it enjoys a unique setting. Until as recently as 1973 the club was approached by boat from Malahide across the estuary. Fred Hawtree, Eddie Hackett and more recently Martin Hawtree have made course design improvements, ensuring that the true nature and character of the links are enhanced. Qualifying Course of the Open Championship 2005. The Island was ranked no 26 “must play” Golf Courses in Golf World’s November 2005 issue.
Royal Dublin Golf Club (Championship Links Course)
This is one of the finest links courses in Ireland. The layout is traditional but the wind factor can make this course very hazardous. It has been the venue for many Championships both National and International.
12km. Turn right out the Hotel Gate and travel through Portmarnock and Baldoyle. (No turns except at a small roundabout in Portmarnock, stay left) Reaching a T junction, turn right and proceed for 6km, turn left onto the wooden bridge. Royal Dublin is 0.5km on your left.
Beaverstown Golf Club
This Golf Club is noted for its setting in an attractive Orchard. It is bordered by water which demands careful planning and accuracy from the player.
Drive straight out the Hotel gates, through the town until you reach a set of traffic lights for Swords to the right. Now turn right heading for Swords. At the next Roundabout, take the third exit heading north on the N1. Pass through two roundabouts and take the right turn heading for Donabate (1km after last roundabout). Follow directions for Donabate and take a left in the town. Follow this road till you arrive at the Club entrance on the left hand side.