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Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 5700 meters
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Howth Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1916
Architect James Braid (1929) Frank O'Down

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - EUR 35
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Laser
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers

Reviews

4.7
22 Reviews (22)
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
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Walked

Not worth the money

You will see that I did recommend the course but titled this review "not worth the money" so let me explain.
The best thing about this course is, the amazing views, other than that it's just ok. The course is old and you can tell it was designed as a private club and not many players as it should be played with 30 tee times, you're always crossing over other holes which can be annoying and a little dangerous and makes for an extremely slow round. That being said if you're looking for a good workout with your round of golf than this is the course for you. At half the cost you can play St Margaret's near Dublin airport which is a much better track in my humble opinion.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great course, phenomenal views and friendly people!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 139
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Boston Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Irish Golf

I had the pleasure of playing Howth on a perfect Ireland weather day. It made the day even better. But the star of the Day was the course. Great conditions, wonderful views and memorable holes. Course was in spectacular shape , tee boxes , fairways and greens are lush and maintained. Two of my personal holes are #5 and #18. 5 is a short part 4 dogleg left that plays up a steep hill to the green. The members actually call it “ cardiac hill”. #18 is a high point of the course playing down to a hogback fairway. Clubhouse is on the left of fairway/ green where there is usually people hanging around after playing or waiting to go out. Green plays into view of Dublin bay. My favorite hole!! 3 staff members to acknowledge here. The starter, whose name I didn’t get, was a gentleman who walked me to first hole while giving me tips and thoughts on how to play the course. Actually said if he wasn’t busy with a junior tournament he’d have gone out with me for a game. Simon the club manager made a point to visit with me before round and make me feet welcome. Alan, club pro, visited with me after the round. Made sure I had a taxi to get me back to Dublin. All great representatives of this gem. And the members are more than happy to chat with you about their course after the round over a pint. Will definitely include Howth on my next trip to Dublin or Ireland in my itinerary.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A must play!

Me and my son played this on a Wednesday morning had 9 am tee time with a threesome in front of us and a woman’s league playing after us.. we played a relaxed round in just over 3 hours and never saw anyone behind us. Very distracting views ( incredible views in all directions). Course was in excellent conditions in all areas. Pro shop was top notch and food after was very good. All around incredible experience! Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Howth Golf Club

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. However, I was disappointed that as a foreign visitor from Canada that had prebooked and rented clubs the pro shop was unable (or unwilling) to put me in a group despite a threesome ahead of me and a threesome behind. Was looking forward to the company and would have appreciated the local knowledge of the course. Private club snobbery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/23/2019

Having just played and seeing what was going on their you most likely where in between some league groups and could not be matched with them.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Howth Golf Club (Dublin Ireland)

I was slightly confused about the cost of the round. I paid € 28 online for the 18 holes and then when I arrived to play l was told it would cost € 45 for the cart. If you have never played there , it would be very difficult getting around the mountain with all the elevation changes w/o a cart.
I was the second person to tee off at 8:36am but by the time I got to hole number 12 ,there were four groups of senior locals in front of me . There was a foursome on # 12, twosome on #13,foursomes on #14, and a foursome on # 15. I was told by some ladies that the course allows the seniors to play a 12 hole round.This allows them to cut over from 7 to 12 in front of people like myself who are playing 18 holes. The seniors tried to convince me to go back to 7 and I would avoid all the seniors who cut in front of me on # 12 .I could not do that because I had cab picking me at 12:30pm. The view of the course is great but the cost of the round is misleading and the Pro Shop didn’t inform me that a group of seniors would be cutting in front of me extending my round of golf by 30 minutes!

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

His course is a must play

I was so glad I stumbled across this course. This course had breathtaking views from every hole. located in howth Ireland this course is set on top of a hill that over looks Dublin. Everyone was extremely nice and accommodating. The course is extremely hilly so I would recommend getting the electric push cart if you aren't used to walking. This course includes many blind shots show I would also recommend using the 18birdes app to view the layout of each hole. This course quickly became one of my favorite courses and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great experience near Dublin. You won't regret it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing views but poor golf course.

very quirky not in a good way. Lots of blind tee shots. Course is shoehorned into side of Howth mountain so course is very sloped and very hilly. You'd better be very fit and very accurate if you want to play here!
Also many hillwalkers walking across fairways as they have rights of way. Gets annoying when about to swing and oblivious hill walkers pop out of nowhere down the fairway right in your line.

On plus side amazing views of Dublin bay and Irish Sea.

There are lots of great golf courses in the Dublin area but I would skip this one if your a serious golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Thrilled

Loved every minute of our round and did not want it to end. Had a great time and can't recommend strongly enough, you have to play it to see all the beauty and the views..........................wow

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a great course

Really enjoyed playing Howth and so did my playing partners.
Views to die for! Condition was 100%
Would we go babk????
Yes yes yes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Quirky

Nice course. Lots of blind tee offs but always confirdent that hitting right direction. Lots of fun elevated greens and tee offs into valleys

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Spectacular Value

Interesting layout. Spectacular views. Wonderful course. Great food at turn.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow!

What a surprise! What a course!
Didn't know what to expect but boy was not ready for what stood infront of me.
Views to die for, perfect greens, great Braid layout and a really wonderful experience.
Work is taking place remodeling the pro shop and various other areas which will enhance the off course experience
I'm back in June

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Played Howth on a trio that included rounds to RCD, Portrush and portmarnock and thought we would have an easy time of it but Howth provided a welcome challege. The challenge was walking the course as the elevation changes play a huge role in each shot you take and then in between hiking the course. Lovely course that I would recommend playing twice as to learn the lay of the land. A number of blind shots that require local knowledge where to hit. Overall great course and if it was local to me I would frequent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

fabulous course great scenery

as it was my first time to play Howth i was very impressed by the course and the staff and members we met from the time we got to the course untill we left. i found the greens a bit tricky to judge but put that down to lack of course knowledge. i will definitly play Howth again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

very disapointed

I booked this at the last minute as i seen it for €20.00 it is usually €50.00, I arrived at the club with 10 mins to spare so went around the clubhouse to find someone to check in and get my card, I did not see anybody the pro shop was closed and the bar maid behind the counter said someone should be there shortly. I waited around and still no one showed up, So i seen a member get a score card from the office so i follwed and got my own. So far i'm not impressed.

Got to the tee box, some friendly members let me go ahead as there was 3 of them and i was on my own, I tee'd off and went my merry way, to nearly get struck by a ball from the second tee, No warning or bell to let the player know to go, the fairways were bumpy and patchy and not great, A lot of blind greens you would need someone with you that played the course to know where to hit as the map on card isn't great, greens where in good nick to be fair.

Its very hilly and you will need to be fit or get an electric buggy to play this course, I wouldn't play again due to the green fee being too expensive and course not in great nick, when the course next to it is in much better shape and a fraction of the price. Way over priced and not very customer friendly when first time visiting

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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