Stephen Smith

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portmarnock golf club ireland

Portmarnock Golf Club Review: A Guide To The Course

In this Portmarnock Golf Club review, learn what it’s like to golf here, including the greens and fairways, the code of conduct, the scorecard and more. I played here on a rugby weekend in Dublin with the barometer in the clubhouse reading ”Strong to Gale 46

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7 Best Northern Ireland Golf Courses

For such a small island, Ireland (both the Republic and Ulster in the UK) is producing an impressive number of world-class golfers. The world-class Northern Ireland golf courses are available to develop young talent, and are great for non-professional, avid golfers.   I have played many of

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Ballyliffin Golf Club: A Guide To The Course

When I asked an Irish tour company to arrange accommodation and tee-times for several links courses, starting in Northern Ireland, it suggested I add another club to my list. I hadn’t heard of Ballyliffin in the North of Donegal but I was delighted to head north

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Golfing At Holywood Golf Course: A Complete Guide

While Ulster’s links courses get the most attention from golfers, there are parkland courses to consider as well. Golf was first played in Ireland on the land now known as the Holywood Golf Course under the guise of Royal Belfast. The Royal Club moved on in

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The Royal County Down Golf Club: A Guide To The Course

The Royal County Down Golf Club (RCD) is judged by the highest standards of links golf courses and passes the test. It’s located in Northern Ireland close to the border of the Republic with the beautiful Mountains of Mourne in the distance and great views of

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Royal Portrush Golf Club: A Guide To The Courses

The Open Championship returned to Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2019 for the first time since 1951 and it was apt that the winner was an Irishman, Shane Lowry. The Dunluce course has held many national competitions previously, and the 2019 Open took two holes from

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10 Best Golf Courses in Ireland

While the Ryder Cup between Europe and the USA was held at the K Club in County Kildare in 2006, it’s Ireland’s wonderful coastline that has provided the real gems in Irish golf. The golf courses in Ireland are attracting huge numbers — and rightly so.

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10 Best Golf Resorts In Ireland

The increased popularity of golf within the last half-century resulted in the growth of the number of new golf courses built with onsite hotels to cater for demand. Ireland Golf Resorts have added to the fine links already in the country with designers finding plenty of

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