Discover some of the best golf courses in Ireland in scenic Donegal
Planning a truly unique golf holiday? Ireland has some of the best golf courses in the world and the courses in and around the windswept beaches and mountainous terrains of County Donegal are truly like no other.
With 17 courses in the county of Donegal and 6 in the idyllic peninsula of Inishowen alone—including the 36 hole golf course along the Atlantic coast at Ballyliffin (rated the best in Donegal and 8th best golf course in Ireland overall by top100golfcourses.co.uk)—you’ll find yourself spoiled for choice.
Home of Ireland’s most northerly golf courses and only an hour’s drive to the famous Portrush Royal near the Giant’s Causeway—the only club in Ireland to have hosted the Open Championship—Donegal is an unmissable waypoint for any truly complete golf holiday in Ireland.
Complete your ideal golf holiday in Ireland with a visit to Inishowen on the Wild Atlantic Way
Ireland’s most northerly point and the final destination on the Wild Atlantic Way scenic tour, the peninsula of Inishowen has a wealth of worthwhile stop-off-points for your golfing holiday in Ireland.
From the challenging and sprawling golf course at Ballyliffin—with its panoramic view of the mountains and sea—to the beach-side, historic North-West course in Buncrana—founded in 1891 as one of the nine members of the Golf Union of Ireland—Inishowen promises an unforgettable golfing experience for everybody. Casual enthusiast and seasoned sharpshooter alike!
(And as the single-most northerly course in the island of Ireland, playing Ballyliffin is an absolute must for your well-travelled golfer’s bucket-list!)
End your day with the traditional welcoming comfort of a country pub and B&B
Located in the heart of Inishowen, The North Pole Bar and Old Station House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day on the links. With the traditional country-feel of a rural Irish pub and the modern comforts of a selection of newly renovated bedrooms, you can treat yourself to a pint of Guinness at the bar or a hot cup of coffee to recuperate your strength for another day of golfing.
With a base of operations at The North Pole you can ensure that your Golf Holiday Ireland is a truly unforgettable experience that you’ll be talking about for years to come.