Golf Digest‘s Top 100 golf courses in Ireland has been released and was compiled after a panel of industry experts made up from different segments of the Irish golf industry, combined with a second panel of 80 readers, men and women of varying handicaps, spent months visiting golf courses throughout the island of Ireland.
The big news is Royal County Down has once again retained the top spot as the Number 1 golf course in Ireland, while Royal Portrush stays in second place, ahead of Portmarnock Golf Club in third. The Glashedy links at Ballyliffin has seen the benefit of the Irish Open enhancements and is now a Top 10 course.
The biggest mover in the Top 20 was Enniscrone Golf Club, which is +2 places up to 12th on the list.
Outside the Top 20, the notable climbers were Luttrellstown Castle Golf Club (+3 places), Galway Bay Golf Resort (+5), Mount Wolseley Hotel & Golf Resort (+3), Rosslare Golf Club (+3), St Margarets Golf Club (+3) and Ardglass Golf Links (+5).
Roe Park, Dundrum House and Rathsallagh are new entrants to the list.
Top 100 courses in Ireland in 2018