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The Island Golf Course

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The Island Golf Course
In September 1887, four men rowed across the channel which separates the North County Dublin village of Malahide from the spur of land to the north known locally as “The Island” . The land, a natural golfing terrain, convinced the men to create a links course and the club was founded in 1890.

The course they laid out among the high sand dunes was wonderful, they only crossed hills when they had to and in many cases played along the hills. Many years after modern golf demanded change. The redesigning of the Island by Fred Hawtree and Eddie Hackett cut blind shots, provided more length and in the end the concensus was a course that retained its original characteristics as a charming links.

Since then the Island has hosted the Irish Ladies Amateur Championship in 1911 and 1990, the Mens Irish Amateur Championship in 1998 and the Smurfit P.G.A. Irish Professional Championship in 1999.

One of the most memorable holes on the course is the 13th, a ferocious Par 3 over 210 yards. Scenic views over Broadmeadow Estuary to the mainland is made all the more memorable when the wind whips up off the cliff face from the sea. It’s not uncommon for full blooded three woods to come up short!

The Island strives to provide the best golf experience with the term “Natural golf links” most often used to describe it. Leaving the last word to Lionel Hewison, “The air, the views, the social friendliness all combine to make The Island as pleasant a seaside course as you could find anywhere.".
Details
The Island Map
Course type : Links
Founded :
1890
Par :
71
Yards :
6685
SSS :
72
Designers :
Hackett and Hawtree
 
Ranked No. 70 in the Top 100 courses in the British Isles 2002
 
Local Interest

Dublin City

Gallery of Modern Art Guided tours, recitals, and lectures are offered.

Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield Village, at the end of your tour you get to taste.

National Museum of Ireland, includes displays and exhibitions of Ireland's social economic and military history.

Take a walking tour of Dublin City Center

40 minutes south is the "Garden of Ireland which has : Glendalough a 6th century monastic site that was founded by St. Kevin. It has a stone tower that stands 110 feet tall, several churches, a cathedral, and many other monastic buildings, ruins and sites.

1 hour to Powerscourt a beautiful estate with some of the finest gardens in Europe. It is also home to the highest waterfall in Ireland.

 
 
 
Description
Ireland is home to many of the worlds favorite golf courses. From the delights of the famous such as Ballybunion to the pleasures of hidden gems waiting to be found, there is something for every golfer in Ireland...
Golf Courses
 
ADARE MANOR
BALLYBUNION
BALLYCONNEELY
BALLYLIFFIN
BELMULLET
CORK GOLF CLUB
COUNTRY LOUTH
DINGLE (CENN SIBEAL)
DONEGAL (MURVAGH)
DOOKS
DOONBEG
DRUIDS GLEN
ENNISCRONE
FOTA ISLAND
GALWAY BAY
K CLUB
LAHINCH
MOUNT JULIET
OLD HEAD
PORTMARNOCK
PORTNOO
PORTSTEWART
RING OF KERRY
ROSAPENNA
ROSSES POINT
ROYAL COUNTRY DOWN
ROYAL DUBLIN
ROYAL PORTRUSH
THE EUROPEAN
THE ISLAND
TRALEE
WATERVILLE
 
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