The Island Golf Club, Donabate

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The Definition of Links Golf

The Island Golf Club is one of Ireland's Finest Links Courses. A mere 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, this Championship Links Course is located across the estuary from Malahide, just North of Portmarnock. The Island was voted 11th best Links Course in Ireland by Golf Digest in 2011. Read more about the Club's history.

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. A Classic Links Experience.

The Island Ranks as no 11 in Golf Digests Top Irish Links Courses 2011
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TripAdvisor
  • I organized a golf trip with 11 friends from Connecticut and playing The Island GC was the golfing highlight of the trip for most of the group. The course is an epic layout and truly memorable links e...  more »
  • Must play course. Great links golf- Great local caddies. Lots of blind shots and places you don't want to be surrounding many tucked away greens. One Fairway is 20 yards long tee to green and sits on ...  more »
  • We played this fresh off of the plane with no sleep for 36 hours. It was rainy most of the round. We still enjoyed the layout and views. The staff was great in helping us get out early. Nice small pro...  more »
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  • Tremendous golf! I think this course is as good as any in Ireland. We also played Ardglass, RCD and Baltray on this trip. The boys rated The Island as the best.
  • What an experience, the course is in fantastic condition. The surrounding views amazing and friendly staff made it an overall great day out. The course is very challenging and bring your best game if you want to tame this links. No matter what you will enjoy.
  • Fantastic true Irish links golf course bringing a challenge to the best of golfers.
  • Great place to play,some very tight faiways. The rough is a dog, try and avoid it.
  • True Irish golf. It was great.