Golf in Dublin

Why not treat yourself to a weekend of golf in Dublin. With an array of golf courses all local to the Castle. Clontarf Castle is the ideal golf hotel to relax and unwind between rounds.

Whether you are a leading pro or enthusiastic golf beginner, Clontarf Castle Hotel is situated close to a multitude of excellent golf courses including two of Ireland's most famous links courses. Golfers will be spoilt for choice with many of Ireland's finest parkland & links courses within short driving distance.

Our concierge team is on hand to assist you in booking tee-times or with your golfing itinerary, and with preferential rates for many of these courses you can be sure your golfing break will be a memorable one.


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Please feel free to view the information below on some of the nearby golf courses in Dublin and Ireland.

Royal Dublin Golf Club

This is one of the finest Links courses in Ireland. It has been the venue for many championships both National and International.

The Club is located on the North East Coast of Dublin approximately 5 km from the city centre and just 15 minutes drive from Dublin Airport. Only 10ms drive from Clontarf Castle

Architect: Martin Hawtree
Type of Course: Links
Number of Holes: 18, Par: 72
Length of Course: 7,269 yards
Hire Services: Clubs, trolleys, caddies(on request)
Catering: Full Catering
Visitors: Welcome, reservations essential
Green Fees: Approx. €120.00
Distance from Clontarf Castle: Approx. 1 mile

The Clontarf Golf Club

Clontarf Golf Club is one of the oldest established golf clubs to be found around Dublin. Founded in 1912, on the lands of nearby Mount Temple, thanks mainly to the contribution and influence of Dr. John Love Morrow.

Architect:  Tom Craddock
Type of Course:  Parkland
Number of Holes:  18, Par: 69
Length of Course:  5,345 yards
Hire Services:  Clubs, trolleys
Catering:  Full Catering
Visitors:  Welcome, reservations essential
Green Fees:  Weekday €30.00 Weekends €40.00
Distance from Clontarf Castle:  Approx. 5 minutes

Portmarnock Golf Club

Universally acknowledged as one of the truly great links golf courses, Portmarnock is situated to the north side of Dublin, about 12 miles from the city centre. Its quality and location have made it a splendid venue for some of the game’s great events, from the British Amateur Championship of 1949, to the Canada Cup in 1960, the 1991 Walker Cup and 12 staging's of the revived Irish Open.

Founded in 1894, the championship course offers a classic, traditional challenge. Indeed the celebrated golf writer, Bernard Darwin, was prompted to comment: "I know of no greater finish in the world than that of the last five holes at Portmarnock..."

Architect: W.C Purcell
Type of Course: Links
Number of Holes: 18, Par: 72
Length of Course: 7,382 yards
Hire Services: Clubs, buggies (for medical card holders)
Catering: Full Catering
Visitors: Welcome, reservations essential
Green Fees: Approx: €150.00
Distance from Clontarf Castle: Approx. 4 miles

St Annes Golf Club in Dublin

Founded in 1921, St. Anne's Golf Club is located in the heart of one of the finest bird sanctuaries in Ireland, on North Bull Island. The Island is a bird sanctuary of major international significance, being an important wintering site for wild fowl.

The unique setting of the famous old links, with splendid views of Howth Head and across Dublin Bay to the Dublin Mountains, ensures enjoyable all year golf for the discerning golfer.

Architect: Eddie Hackett
Type of Course: Links
Number of Holes: 18, Par: 71
Length of Course: 5,669 yards
Hire Services: Buggy's, Trolleys, Clubs
Catering: Full Catering
Visitors: Welcome, reservations essential
Green Fees: Saturday €50.00 & Weekdays €40.00
Distance from Clontarf Castle: Approx. 1 miles

St.Margarets Golf Course

St. Margaret’s Golf Club is located five minutes from Dublin Airport. The course and clubhouse have quickly gained a reputation of being first class, highly praised by its many visitors and professionals. Between 1994 and 1997, the course played host to three major international tournaments, which were all major successes.

St. Margaret’s Golf Club boasts big dramatic holes like the roller coaster twelfth, which rolls between two lakes and across a babbling brook to a majestically elevated green.

Architect: Tom Craddock & Pat Ruddy
Type of Course: Parkland
Number of Holes: 18, Par: 72
Length of Course: 6,805 yards
Hire Services: Clubs, Caddies (on request), buggies
Catering: Full Catering
Visitors: Welcome, reservations essential, h’cap certificate
Green Fees: Mon-Thurs: €25, Fri: €35.00, Sat: €40.00, Sun: €35
Distance from Clontarf Castle: 7 miles

The K Club

Designed by Arnold Palmer and home to the Smurfit Irish Open, this course meets the test by the very high standards. The peripheral facilities give it an advantage. Covering 210 acres of prime Kildare woodland with 14 man-made lakes and the River Liffey coming into play gives each player a demanding game. The K Club has previously hosted the Ryder Cup in 2005.

Architect: Arnold Palmer
Type of Course: Parkland
Number of Holes: 18, Par: 72
Length of Course: 7,337 yards
Hire Services: Clubs, Caddies (on request), buggies
Catering: Full Catering
Visitors: Welcome, h’cap cert
Green Fees: Approx €125.00 - €305.00
Distance from Clontarf Castle: Approx. 25 miles

Druids Glen

Druids Glen is now regarded as one of the premier golfing venues in Ireland. It has been described as the Augusta of Europe. The golf course opened in 1995 and hosted the Murphy's Irish Open, Ireland's premier golfing event from 1996 – 1999.

It is situated 30 miles south of Dublin in the heart of beautiful Co. Wicklow, nestling between the Irish Sea and the Wicklow Mountains. The mystic of this exquisite natural setting, the rich history of the land and surrounding amenities combined with a 18 hole golf course leaves no wonder why Druids Glen was voted European Golf Course of the Year 2000.

Architect: Tom Craddock & Pat Ruddy
Type of Course: Parkland
Number of Holes: 18, Par: 73
Length of Course: 7,046 yards
Hire Services: Clubs, Caddies (on request), buggies
Catering: Full Catering
Visitors: Welcome, reservations essential.
Green Fees: Midweek €55.00 Weekend €70.00
Distance from Clontarf Castle: 45 minutes

All arrangements can be made by our Concierge Team. Email concierge@clontarfcastle.ie

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