Golfers' Choice 2022: Top 20 hidden golf course gems of Ireland and Northern Ireland

The Emerald Isle features plenty of local favorites and hidden gems according to our community of reviewers.
A sunset view of a green at Mount Juliet Golf Club.

The annual Golfers' Choice lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our community throughout the year. We use a “Weighted Overall” score to select the top 20 of Ireland and Northern Ireland, both of which make up the Emerald Isle. Courses must offer public access and have received at least three reviews in 2021 and 10 all-time to be eligible for this year's list.

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  1. Claremorris, Ireland

  2. Thomastown, Ireland

  3. Naas, Ireland

  4. Tramore, Ireland

    A view of the 12th fairway at Old Course from Tramore Golf Club.

  5. Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland

  6. Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

  7. Castletroy, Ireland

  8. Blainroe, Ireland

  9. Castleblayney, Ireland

  10. Faithlegg, Ireland

  11. Castlerock, Northern Ireland

    The fifth hole of the Bann course at the Castlerock Golf Club plays along the inlet to the sea.

  12. Portarlington, Ireland

  13. Nenagh, Ireland

  14. Newlands Cross, Ireland

  15. Tyrrellspass, Ireland

  16. Killarney, Ireland

    View of the 10th hole from the Killeen Course at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club.

  17. Clonakilty, Ireland

  18. Portadown, Ireland

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