Golf Digest Top 100

Golf Digest – Ireland’s Top 100 

 

Golf Digest Ireland recently announced their annual Top 100 Irish golf courses list. In the video, G Golf Ireland co-Founder Mark Gannon and CEO Joe Shannon discuss the list and highlight some of the less famous names. The full list is Below.

 

Mark Gannon is one of Ireland’s most decorated amateur golfers and was described recently by Pádraig Harrington as having the best short game he has ever seen – high praise indeed from a 3 time major champion and Ryder Cup Captain.

 

Mark has also been a Golf Digest Ireland Top 100 panelist so his comments on this year’s list are insightful. The focus for the video discussion is on courses outside the top 10 but which Mark highly recommends playing. These include The Island, Murvagh (Co. Donegal), Rosapenna, Ballyliffin, Port Salon, Narin and Portnoo, Carne, Concra Wood, Seapoint and Lough Erne.

 

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Rank Club Move
1 Royal County Down No change
2 Royal Portrush No change
3 Portmarnock No change
4 Lahinch No change
5 Tralee No change
6 Ballybunion (Old Course) Up 1
7 Waterville Golf Links Down 1
8 County Louth (Baltray) No change
9 The European Club No change
10 The Golf Course at Adare Manor No change
11 Ballyliffin (Glashedy) No change
12 County Sligo No change
13 Enniscrone No change
14 The Island No change
15 Portstewart  (Strand) No change
16 Old Head Golf Links No change
17 Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links Up 1
18 Mount Juliet Up 1
19 Belmullet (Carne Golf Links) Down 2
20 Ballyliffin (Old Links) No change
21 The K Club (Palmer) No change
22 Dooks Up 2
23 Trump International Golf Links – Doonbeg Down 1
24 Royal Dublin Up 2
25 Portsalon No change
26 Donegal (Murvagh) Down 3
27 Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort (Sandy Hills) No change
28 Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort No change
29 Killeen Castle No change
30 Narin & Portnoo No change
31 Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort (Old Tom Morris) Up 2
32 Cork Up 4
33 Fota Island Hotel & Golf Resort (Deerpark) Down 1
34 Castlerock Up 3
35 Concra Wood Down 1
36 Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Killeen) Down 5
37 Slieve Russell Hotel & Country Club Up 4
38 Connemara Golf Links No change
39 Lough Erne Resort Down 4
40 Headfort (New) Up 2
41 Carton House Hotel & Golf Resort (Montgomerie) Down 1
42 Hogs Head Up 3
43 Malone Up 1
44 Palmerstown Stud Down 1
45 Carlow Down 6
46 The K Club (Smurfit) No change
47 Tramore Up 2
48 Carton House Hotel & Golf Resort (O’Meara) Down 1
49 Royal Portrush (Valley) Up 1
50 The Heritage Up 3
51 Dun Laoghaire Down 3
52 Belvoir Park No change
53 Galway Bay Golf Resort Up 1
54 Luttrellstown Castle Up 1
55 Bunclody Up 1
56 Hermitage Up 1
57 Seapoint Down 6
58 Portumna No change
59 Royal Belfast No change
60 Ballybunion (Cashen) No change
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
61 Dromoland Castle No change
62 Arklow Golf Links No change
63 Strandhill No change
64 Powerscourt (West Course) No change
65 Mount Wolseley Hotel & Golf Resort No change
66 Clandeboye No change
67 Rosslare No change
68 Tullamore Up 2
69 Powerscourt (East Course) Up 3
70 Castletroy Down 2
71 Galgorm Castle Down 2
72 Dingle Golf Links (Ceann Sibéal) Up 4
73 Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club Down 2
74 Esker Hills No change
75 Ardglass Up 3
76 Shannon Up 1
77 Ballinrobe Down 2
78 Westport Down 5
79 Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort Up 1
80 Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort Up 1
81 Farnham Estate Hotel & Golf Resort Down 2
82 St  Margaret’s Up 2
83 Castlemartyr Hotel & Golf Resort No change
84 Galway Up 1
85 Dundalk Down 3
86 Mullingar Up 1
87 Castle Up 3
88 Druids Heath Down 2
89 Laytown & Bettystown Down 1
90 Grange Down 1
91 Woodenbridge Up 2
92 New Forest No change
93 Killarney Golf & Fishing Club  (Mahony’s Point) Down 2
94 Rathsallagh No change
95 Blainroe No change
96 Macreddin Up 2
97 St  Anne’s Golf Links Down 1
98 Dundrum House Up 1
99 Castleknock NEW
100 Roganstown NEW