The Eastern region includes the counties of Dublin, Louth, Kildare, Wicklow & Kilkenny:
In this region we recommend you six special golf courses:
- Portmarnock (www.portmarnockgolfclub.ie)
- Royal Dublin (www.theroyaldublingolfclub.com)
- Baltray (www.countylouthgolfclub.com)
- The K Club (www.kclub.ie)
- The European Club (www.theeuropeanclub.com)
- Mount Juliet (www.mountjuliet.ie/golf)
Dublin, the Capital of Ireland is not only a sophisticated and friendly City but is also endowed with world rated golf courses. The links courses include world famous Portmarnock, home to many Irish Opens and also the 1991 Walker Cup. Royal Dublin is built on a man-made island close to the lesser known but wonderful Island Golf Club.
County Louth Golf Club, at Baltray, one of Ireland's golfing gems, offers a wonderful links experience. This course is close to Dublin or can be enjoyed en-route to Northern Ireland.
County Kildare is home to Arnold Palmer's second golf creation, the K Club at Staffan. This inland course is host to the Smurfit European Open and was the venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup.
The European Club in Co. Wicklow is a links course situated twenty miles from Dublin and worth a visit. Druids Glen is a fine parkland course set in the wooded countryside of Co. Wicklow and has hosted the Murphy's Irish Open in 1996, 1997, 1998.
A short distance from Kilkenny City lies the Mount Juliet Estate and golf course. This Jack Nichlaus designed course hosted the 1993, 1994 and 1995 Irish Open and the 2001 American Express World Golf Tournament won by Tiger Woods.