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The Island Golf Club


From Bernard Darwin to Darren Clarke, masterful observers and champion golfers alike have enjoyed this fascinating links layout located north of Dublin along the Irish Sea. This is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland founded in 1890.  Water surrounds the course on three sides. Massive dunes form virtual amphitheaters around several greens which are some of the best surfaces in the country.  The par-4s are the stars here. There are 13 in all, covering all lengths and configurations. The 7th is one of the finest, a slight dogleg left that requires two precise and powerful shots. Its unclear who laid out the original course, but a succession of experts followed:  Fred Hawtree, Eddie Hackett, Martin Hawtree and finally Mackenzie & Ebert whose remodel opened in 2019.  It is always impressive to us how so many of these clubs never rest on their laurels.

The Island Golf Club, Ireland by LINKS Magazine

Information Guidelines
Par Shorts Permitted Permitted with Socks
Length 6271 / 5425 Caddies Limited Availability
Architect Fred Hawtree (1973) / Eddie Hackett, Jeff Hawes (1999) Golf Club Rental Yes
Founded 1890 Driving Range Yes
    Spikes Inside Soft Spikes Permitted Throughout
    PGA Pro 50%
    Golf Carts Medical Certificate Required on Torrance


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