The Island Golf Club, Donabate

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#2 of 18 in Golf in County Dublin
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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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  • This superb links is located on a point. It is bordered by the sea. We're on a real links with everything that goes with it. It is a course to be done imperatively. The environment is beautiful.
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  • What about if only this place is magical. We were a group of 16 french golfers. Upon arrival a table was set up for lunch and the Tricolor flag fluttered from the top of its mast in the Irish wind. The staff in the pro shop was quality and still two levels above the restaurant. The server is at the level of the rest of the place. Friendly, smiling, helpful and accommodating. Come in to the course. To start the wind was probably not far from the 50 km/h... The view from the tee 1 gives the measure of the course. The quality of the fairways, greens was a rare level especially in March. The design is beautiful, some departures leave mouth gaping. If you're in the area feel free to get there. The icing on the cake came from the weather that allowed us to play the last 9 holes with rays of sunshine and a light breeze. I hope to have the chance to go back someday.
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  • Link of 1890. Hard, classical, surrounded by sea and salt marshes, exposed to the wind, the greens fast and complicated, very difficult in general, but a top field. I fell in love. Very close to the airport. Expensive: 150 US green fee
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  • Best links in Ireland. Use iron off the tees if you're not a straight driver. Rough is Hymilayan
  • Fabulous course. Friendly staff. Good food.
  • 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.

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