Golfing Near Ashbourne

Ashbourne Golf Club, Co. Meath, Ireland
Ashbourne Golf Club is a challenging and interesting championship course just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and 30 minutes from Dublin City. Designed in association with Ryder Cup star Des Smyth and with the Broadmeadow River running through the course, it will test all of your golf skills from tee to green.

St. Margaret’s Golf Club, St. Margaret’s, Co. Dublin, Ireland
St. Margaret’s has already hosted three international tournaments. It boasts big dramatic holes like the roller coaster twelfth, which rolls between two lakes and across a babbling brook to a majestically elevated green. As well as awesome struggles there are broad forgiving fairways, neat par threes and greens that play very true on this fascinating course. As you cross a stream on stepping stones, or step back to admire your approach landing inches from the pin, you’ll find more to enjoy every day in St. Margaret’s.

Portmarnock Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Portmarnock is consistently ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world.  With a rich history closely aligned to the progression of golf in Ireland, Portmarnock has hosted many major professional and amateur events including multiple Irish Open Championships, the Walker Cup and the Irish Amateur Close Championship. From Sam Snead to Seve Ballesteros, some of golf’s best known names have tested their skills on this north county Dublin sand spit.

Bellewstown Golf Club, Bellewstown, Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland
Bellewstown Golf Club is a new championship length parkland course built by the Leonard family on their 150 acre farm, which was originally part of the Hilltown Estate. Situated north-east of Bellewstown Race Course, within easy reach of Dublin, Drogheda and Northern Ireland, this par 72, pay & play facility promises to be a challenging and enjoyable experience for golfers of all levels.

Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club, Bettystown, Co. Meath
Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club – Par 71 – 6,448 Yards.  Laytown and Bettystown is a traditional links course played alongside the Irish Sea at the mouth of the River Boyne near Drogheda. Although relatively short, the wind always makes this golf course tough, especially as the fairways are narrow and always firm that calls for ultimate ball control.  Laytown & Bettystown is the home course of Irish professional golfer, Des Smyth, who to this day still features in the early rounds of the British Open.

Royal Tara Golf Club, Bellinter, Navan, Co. Meath
Royal Tara Golf Club, nestled at the foot of the Historic Hill of Tara in the Royal County of Meath, is among Ireland’s most enjoyable and conveniently located Golfing retreats. Although widely known as one of Ireland’s finest inland members’ golf complexes, it is renowned for the welcome it offers to its visitors. With 27 holes in mature parkland the main features of Royal Tara are the avenue of trees that each golfer must negotiate to come in with a decent score. The slick sand-based greens, open all year round, make this a little gem in the heart of the Bellinter valley.

Killeen Castle Golf Resort, Dublin, Ireland
Host of the 2011 Solheim Cup
The Solheim Cup is a biennial trans-Atlantic team matchplay competition and is considered to be the premier event in women’s world golf. The Solheim Cup features 12 of the top European-born players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and 12 top American-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). It was founded in 1990 by Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC), makers of PING golf equipment.