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Royal Dublin Golf Club

Dollymount, coast road to Howth | 5 km North East of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
00 353 18336346
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Ranked #143 of 285 Activities in Dublin
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Located on Bull Island, which also houses a bird sanctuary, this golf course is one of the oldest...
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Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Located on Bull Island, which also houses a bird sanctuary, this golf course is one of the oldest in Ireland, dating back to 1885. During World War II, the site was taken over by the military and used as a rifle and artillery range.

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Newark, Nottingham
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Played an open day here in October and really enjoyed it. The course was in great condition for the time of year. Came 4th overall and was really pleased as it was my first visit to Royal Dublin and it is a difficult course, particularly the back 9 which was into the wind. You need your "A" game here.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Royal Dublin is one of Ireland's traditional links courses and has the added benefit of being located approximately 4 miles north from the centre of Dublin. It is a good challenge of a golfer's game and is well maintained throughout the year. It is also quite scenic with an excellent view of the "horseshoe" of Dublin Bay. The clubhouse and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

great golf course,so you expect greens to be in excellent shape,this was not the case. not cut,very bumpy.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Royal Dublin golfcourse is a true links course like Portmarnock and one of the finest links courses in Europe. It's not a course for the average golfer. It's challenging. Even with easy conditions it's tough to score a low round (70's) As a golfer you must be able to manage als sorts of conditions to score a low round.... More 

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RoyalDublin G, General Manager at Royal Dublin Golf Club, responded to this review

Michiel, Thank you for your recent review of our course. We are delighted you enjoyed the round followed by some refreshments in the club house. We hope you will join us again in the future. Yours sincerely Eoin O'Sullivan More 

San Francisco, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very nice staff and club members who treated us well. The course was challenging and a lot of fun to play - especially first thing in the morning with the mist rising over the fairways.

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Davis, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is an OK links course about 25 min. outside Dublin by taxi. There was nothing particularly special about the course. Comparing it with Ballybunion, Tralee, and Lahinch, where I also played, it is not in the same group, but most golf courses would not be in this group. St. Anne's golf course is nearby, and I have been told... More 

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Dublin .Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Played the course recently. The course is tough, the rough is unforgiving and the greens are the worst I have ever come across. Poor value .

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RoyalDublin G, General Manager at Royal Dublin Golf Club, responded to this review

I would like to apologise to you for the fact that our greens were not up to our normal standard during your recent visit. As part of our Links Management Program we treated our greens to boost the natural fescue grass . This no doubt adversely effected the playability of the greens. This was further exacerbated by the recent dry... More 

Alberta, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

If you like links style golf courses then this is the course you have to play. The course is quite challenging with tight fairways, plenty of sand and very difficult undulating greens. Scenery is spectacular with this course built on Bull Island. Then there is also the history with this being the second oldest course in Ireland built on the... More 

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ontheroadagn7
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183 reviews 183 reviews
52 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you are coming to Dublin on a golf trip and want to hit a course straight away, I'd highly recommend Royal Dublin Golf Club. While not a "true" links course, it is surrounded by water, has wide fairways and a rich history. In other words, you'll feel good about your golf game before heading to the likes of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We have been visiting Ireland for several years and we finally played Royal Dublin this year in September 2013. Loved the course. We were able to get an 8 am tee time for 65Euro and it was a lovely start to the day. It had been raining but the minute we drove onto Bull Island (where the golf course is... More 

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