The Best 18: Which Irish Golf Holes Made the Cut? | Golf in Ireland

The Best 18: Golf in Ireland

We have put together the best visually stunning and challenging 18 holes currently on the GolfBirdie App. So here it is Golf in Ireland best 18.

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#1 The opening hole of the Ryder Cup 2006

Hole 1 Par 4 401 yards

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#2 Waterville Golf Links Hole 3 Par 4

#3 Old Head Golf Links Hole 4

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#4 The Island Golf Club Hole 14

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#5 Old Head Hole 17 Par 5 600 Yards

#6 Killarney Golf Club Hole 3 

#7 Carne Golf Links Hole 13 

#8 The K Club Palmer Course Hole 16

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#9 The Island Golf Club Hole 13

#10 Old Head Golf Links Hole 12

#11 Galway Bay Hole 7

 

#12 Killeen Castle Hole 12

#13 County Sligo Hole 5

#14 Dromoland Castle Hole 18

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#15 Castle Rock Hole 16

#16 The K Club Smurfit Course Hole 15

 

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#17 Killarney Hole 1 

 

#18 Old Head Hole 18 

The beauty of golf in Ireland

“WOW,” was all Tiger Woods could say as the early morning fog cleared to reveal the 15th tee at The Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale, County Cork He has a point: humpback whales splashing in the swirling waters, swooping seabirds and scampering hares – you’re at one with nature’s immense power on Ireland’s links. Just be sure to keep your eyes on the ball… Someone who will help keep your eyes on the fairways is the caddy. They know the fairways best, save you plenty of shots, and will probably be the best four hours’ conversation you’ll ever have on a golf course!

“I had such a great time in Ireland that I’ve been coming over ever since.”

TIGER WOODS

Of course, it’s not all over after the 18th. The late US Open and US PGA Champion Payne Stewart felt right at home when he visited the 19th hole in Waterville – The Butler Arms Hotel: “We get into the pub and get around a piano,” said Stewart of his post-round routine. “I bring out my harmonica and the next thing you know it’s about 4am!” You see, finishing a round of golf doesn’t mark the end of the day in Ireland. Round here we always carry on to the 19th.

No licence or membership is required to play golf in Ireland. All you have to do is find the courses, book your tee times and turn up – or choose an operator to arrange it all for you.

There are fewer than 200 links golf courses in the world – Ireland has 50 of them.

In Ireland during summer, days are long – it’s light at 6.30am and doesn’t get dark until after 10pm, so you have plenty of playing time.

You won’t need a tuxedo in Ireland, but there are dress codes – smart casual works.

Some of my fondest memories of great golfing holes in the world, include the number four and five holes at Lahinch.

PHIL MICKELSON

Don’t be afraid to mix things up. Invite a member or two to join your group and have a fun fourball…loser buys drinks at the 19th hole!

Don’t just check out a course’s signature hole – check out its history. In Killeen Castle (former Solheim Cup host), County Meath, for instance, your play was dictated by the fairies. Designer Jack Nicklaus wanted to tuck the 12th green into the left, but it would have meant cutting down a hawthorn tree, considered in Ireland to be a fairy tree… the tree was left intact for fear of bad luck and so a big drive leading to a small green is where the magic now happens

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It really could be… Top 5 Golf Fails and shots below!

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It’s an exciting time in the world of sport for both fans and players and we look forward to see what’s to come. However already there is some amazing technology available to help improve your golf game such as….GolfBirdie.

GolfBirdie is the first tee to green flyover guide of the world’s top golf courses. “It’s the modern stroke saver”. Users simply download the free app, search their favourite course and have a birds eye view with professional video commentary and local knowledge, which is both invaluable and entertaining. GolfBirdie 2.0 will feature green slopes, yardages and much more!

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What does the app do?

We connect golfers and golf courses all over the world and offer the user a unique hole by hole flyover guide.

Using this technology we can give even life long members a view of the course never before available.

Currently there is little information for golfers when deciding what courses to play, other than still images, which don’t highlight the beauty of the course and its main attributes.

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Top 5 Golf Fails

This month we have some of the best in the world, including the one and only AUGUSTA NATIONAL home of the Masters. Each month we will be adding more amazing courses to the GolfBirdie App.

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Augusta National Golf Club

Here is what Rory Mcilroy had to say about Augusta National Golf Club

“Where should I begin with Augusta? Every hole seems to have a personality of its own, and the atmosphere on tournament days adds a dimension unlike any other event. It’s Beauty and the Beast stuff. I said before that I could play the par-5 13th all day. I think I still feel that way. There’s danger left and trouble if you’re too straight. But if you can move the ball right to left, there’s a great chance of making the green in two. And what a green! Unless you’re in close with your approach, two putts is a good result.”

Augusta National

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Hidden Gem of the Month | Castleknock

Located in the leafy suburbs of Dublin, Castleknock Golf Club is one of the finest parkland courses in the country. The course is maintained to the highest standards and is open all year round, with no mats or temporary greens. A vibrant club with a growing membership, Castleknock Golf Club prides itself on being a community club and welcomes visitors and societies 7 days a week.

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EXPERIENCE GOLF THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

Just 20 minutes from Dublin Airport and 7km from the city centre, Castleknock Golf Club is adjacent to Dublin’s famous Phoenix Park and offers spectacular views overlooking Liffey Valley and the Dublin Mountains.

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Designed by course architect Jonathan Gaunt, Castleknock Golf Club is a 6,700 yard 18 hole course that offers an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all levels. Home to some of Ireland’s best greens, Castleknock is an exceptional course with year round playability. With its undulating greens, the course is designed to test golfers while maintaining that all important element of fairness. There are a number of memorable holes on the course, most notably the 9th and 18th, two par 3’s over water that share a double green, with the clubhouse providing a stunning backdrop.

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This Insane Golf Course Is 4500 Feet Above The Ground

Nestled at 4500 feet in the Southern Alps of New Zealand this par 3 unique golf experience overlooking Queenstown has four tee boxes for the altitude golfer to attempt their hole in one.

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A hole in one at 4,500 feetOver The Top the helicopter company in association with the Golf Warehouse bring you New Zealand’s most picturesque golf hole…. a must do experience for all golfers.

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With Over The Top helicopter access only, players will fly in, drive, chip, and putt out on the top.

I don’t think you’ll ever replicate this around the world… It’s a drop you don’t normally see on the golf course and the backdrop is beautiful. John Key. Prime Minister of New Zealand & Minister of Tourism

The Course

Course Rules

  1. Only drive with your helicopter behind you!
  2. Don’t be intimidated – stand tall and swing – have you ever fallen over on a golf course?
  3. Eco balls recommended off the Keyhole tee due to random ricochets
  4. Watch for green pricks on the course (from the Aciphylla horrida (Horrid Spaniard)).
  5. Follow the switch back, signs between the tees, to the green.
  6. Heads up, enjoy the views. Walk like a cowboy, think like a sherpa.
  7. Placing is permitted as long as you throw uphill
  8. Best of your balls for the score board.

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Using advanced drone technology we have revolutionised the way you view and book golf. When you find a course, you would like to play simply click the flag and book your tee time. Looking for direction? Just click the map pin and you will be guided via Google Maps.

We have had a lot of question about how to use the app to its full potential! So here it is two new features you didn’t know about on the GolfBirdie App!

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Watch Paige Spiranac pull off the best trick shot of all time!

The look of surprise is brilliant. PAIGE SPIRANAC is becoming an internet sensation and with shots like this is not hard to see why 😉

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Video |Best Moments | Arnold Palmer is celebrating his 87th birthday! Pro pay tribute to “THE KING”

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The ‘s pay tribute to “The KING” Arnold Palmer

Not forgetting he is also the “Inventor of the infamous Arnold Palmer beverage”,

 

Golf Ireland | Top Photos reveal Ireland’s most beautiful golf courses

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Golf Ireland | Photos reveal Ireland’s most beautiful golf courses

A photo tour of golf in Ireland, courses include the amazing Old head Golf Links, The Island Golf Club, and Waterville. We have selected some of best images taken over the past year to give you a chance to experience the beauty of Irish Golf courses from above.

 

Old Head Golf Links 

Waterville

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Galway Bay

 

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Golf in Ireland | Headfort Golf Club HD Drone Video

Golf in Ireland | Headfort Golf Club 

“Two of the finest golf courses in Ireland”, Dermot Gilleece, Golf Corsp. Sunday independent

Headfort Golf Club is an outstanding 36 hole parkland complex dominated by magnificent specimen trees and river scenery. Both courses take full advantage of the natural beauty of one of Ireland’s oldest and finest estates. Located near the picturesque heritage town of Kells in County Meath, it is easily accessible via Exit 10 of the new M3 motorway (35 minutes from Dublin)

“It’s the finest piece of land I have worked with and could host the Irish Open without any trouble”, Christy O’Connor Jr. New Course designer and Ryder Cup hero.

Headfort New course consistently ranked in the Top 10 parkland courses in all Ireland.

 

Rory McIlroy has decided which clubs he will use as Nike move away from golf equipment!

NEW UPDATE!! Rory McIlroy New Clubs May 2017

Rory Mcilroy new clubs! Let’s see what is in the bag.

Rory Mcilroy has signed a new 10 year deal with Taylormade!!!

Rory Mcilroys new clubs,

“My future rests firmly in my hands — that’s why I choose TaylorMade. I’ve been around the game long enough and I’ve seen everything, but I have never been as excited about equipment as I am right now.”

Rory Mcilroy new clubs

 

Rory Mcilroy new clubs

Old Update…..

Rory McIlroy switches to Callaway woods and irons, Titleist ball and wedges, Odyssey putter”

According to a report from NoLayingUp.com, McIlroy is switching to Callaway woods (the new GBB Epic Sub Zero) and irons (Apex MB), an Odyssey putter and Titleist ball (Pro V1x) and wedges (Titleist Vokey).

“I want to play the new ProV1x ball and I know the Callaway driver works the best with it,” McIlroy told the site. “I also know my Nike irons don’t work as well with the Titleist ball because of the groove format. Too spinny, and a loss of distance.” GolfDigest

Check out the First Video of Mcilroy Hitting his new driver!

Rory

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Rory Mcilroy New ClubsRumours are circulation that McIlroy will switch to Titleist, Rich Beam commented on the situation and it seems like the other pro’s have known for a while, he told NewsTalk that Rory had a new scotty cameron putter with a similar design to the limited edition putter used by Rory before signing with Nike, but he couldn’t use it due to his commitments to Nike.

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Beem said

“Rory had a gleam in his eye while showing me the new putter, exactly the same putter he used to win the US Open. He looked like a little kid who wanted to run out on the green and start putting with it but couldn’t because of his contact with Nike… I felt sorry for him”

Is Rory looking forward to the smooth putting that the classic Scotty Cameron gives? and Could this be the turning point for Rory’s putting game?

 

Another theory is that he has chosen to follow in the footsteps of Charl Schwartzel and go with revolutionary golf brand Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG).  See Rorys latest tweet below….

 

 

 

Judging from the video, we think he should go back to playing with his plastic kids set.

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PXG IS GOLF CLUB INNOVATION UNBOXED

Our mission is to unlock the potential of existing and new technologies to develop the finest golf clubs on the planet, without regard to cost. PXG clubs feature patented technology and are manufactured using a sophisticated process only we would use. Premium alloys and elastomers ensure that the experience of playing a PXG club is unlike any other.

Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) will only introduce new product when we are absolutely certain that the look, feel and performance is significantly better than anything on the market.

The look, feel and playability of PXG clubs has attracted golfers at every level of the game, including those at the very top. PXG clubs are currently being played on all three major U.S. Tours. PXG’s professional staff includes PGA TOUR Champions Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Billy Horschel, Chris Kirk, Ryan Moore, James Hahn and Charles Howell III, Champions Tour golfer Rocco Mediate, and LPGA players Cristie Kerr, Gerina Piller, Alison Lee, Beatriz Recari and Sadena Parks.

This amazing brand is set to change the way golf in played, and with other innovation like Bryson’s @b_dechambeau clubs being all the same length, its an exciting time for Golf. More and move tech begins to make its way into the game of golf.

However more rumours have surfaced

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