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Address: Dollymount, coast road to Howth | 5 km North East of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 00 353 18336346
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Located on Bull Island, which also houses a bird sanctuary, this golf...

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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Great Course & Lovely Food

Royal Dublin is a fabulous golf course. It's in a great location and is definitely worth a visit. We dined here last week and there was a great atmosphere in the clubhouse. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Royal Dublin is a fabulous golf course. It's in a great location and is definitely worth a visit. We dined here last week and there was a great atmosphere in the clubhouse. The waitresses were so friendly and we had a super meal.

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A fun links course to play - while windy and wild, not super long. It is right on the Dublin harbor, so has a partially industrial view, but there are some nice trees, bushes and lots of sea birds, as well as some nice dunes. The fescue is not too intimidating, though if your tee ball goes astray you can... More 

Thank ann m
Cottondale, Alabama
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This course on the eastern side of Ireland sits on an island and is a delight to play. Additionally, you can rent a buggy to ride in for a little less than taking a caddie, although they are available. After walking several days the buggy was a Godsend to an old man. The golf shop is nice though small, and... More 

1 Thank Clarence H
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Royal Dublin GC qualifies as one of the top courses to be played around Dublin - a tough challenge, fast greens, tough bunkers ... one of the classic links courses to be played around the area. Staff is very nice, the clubhouse and the restaurant overseeing the finishing hole, a sharp dogleg with out of bounds ... amazing !

1 Thank Matthias F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Royal Dublin hosted the Irish Open on a number of occasions and for good reason , it is a tough challenge and a super links course. Located on the Bull island only a couple of miles form Dublin CIty Centre , the course has a long history. A typical 9 out and 9 in links it plays differently every day... More 

1 Thank tc1004
Danville, PA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was my 4th golf trip to Ireland and we chose to play this course when we couldn't get on Portmarnock. It is a little hard to get to, with a one lane wooden bridge out to it, but it has a fascinating history. We had an afternoon tee time and wanted a bite to eat, so we went to... More 

3 Thank Terence O
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I had never heard of the RDGC when my wife booked a round there for my Christmas present. After a glorious 36 holes, I can assure you that I am so glad she did! This is a classic links course: 9 out, 9 back. On most holes there are generous (for Ireland) landing areas and places around greens where misses... More 

2 Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is the perfect course to play if you want to play golf just off a transAtlantic flight. It is set up as a traditional links course, but doesn't have quite the elevations changes that some of the links courses in the area (Portmarnock, etc... ) have. Extremely friendly staff and membership. A stunning location.

3 Thank ontheroadagn7
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Starting a two week trek through Ireland and Scotland with 12 rounds of golf scheduled, my wife suggested that we beat our jet lag with a round of golf at Royal Dublin. The staff and golf course could not have been more warm and welcoming. We were greeted with mild temperatures and no wind. The staff couldn't have been friendlier... More 

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

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Royal Dublin and found it to be welcoming. Even the weather behaved! Be sure to notify us before your next visit so we can thank you for your review. Kind regards Royal Dublin Golf Club More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a great golf course in a unique setting.Rewards for good hitting and trouble in all the right places.Very well maintained.I would recomment this course.It has history and the members and staff are very helpful.Its set on bull island and you have to drive over a bridge to get out to it.

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