Golfers' Choice 2023: Top 20 hidden golf course gems of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Our community of reviewers select the local favorites and hidden gems on the Emerald Isle.
View of the 13th green at Seapoint Golf Links

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 hidden gems and local favorites of Ireland and Northern Ireland, both of which make up the Emerald Isle. Courses must offer public access and have received at least two reviews in 2022 and five all-time to be eligible for this year's list.

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  1. Abbeyleix, Ireland

  2. Drogheda, Ireland

  3. Naas, Ireland

  4. Cookstown, Northern Ireland

  5. Castletroy, Ireland

  6. Thomastown, Ireland

  7. Tramore, Ireland

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

  8. Moate, Ireland

  9. Ardglass, Northern Ireland

  10. Newtownards, Northern Ireland

  11. Waterford, Ireland

  12. Belfast, Northern Ireland

  13. Carrigduff, Ireland

  14. Ballinrobe, Ireland

  15. Castleblayney, Ireland

  16. Kenmare, Ireland

  17. Dungannon, Northern Ireland

  18. Dunlavin, Ireland

  19. Dungarvan, Ireland

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