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The Island Golf Club

| Corballis, Donabate, Ireland
353 01 8436205
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Donabate
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: One of the Oldest and Highest ranked Links Golf Courses in Ireland. A True Links Golf Expreience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Well what can I say about this place. It is just quite incredible! Every hole is a challenge. There are some absolutely fantastic views as you go around the course that are breathtaking! For any standard of golfer this is a must play!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Island Golf Club, just north of Dublin, is a fantastic track set along the coast. It is a classic Irish Links golf course and one of the best you will ever play. We played it as our last course before returning to the States and loved every shot. It has fair holes (none are easy) and interesting holes and... More

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Lansdale Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Visited here about 20 years ago, but we were driven off by bad weather. We put it on our schedule this time and WOW! This may be the best Links on the East Coast of Ireland. The Course as I remember it from our first visit has improved the playing surfaces 300%. The routing and the variety of shot making... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Played here a couple of weeks back. This was our last course on a week long golf vacation on the east coast of Ireland. The sand dunes are huge and the ocean views are everywhere. Course was in great condition and the greens were the best on the trip. The 14th hole has the narrowest fairway we had ever seen!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was the first stop in a family golf trip. We had two caddies reserved and there were none. The Professional was very nice but his assistant that checked us in was not forthcoming with general information about the club house and driving range card needs, etc. This is an opportunity for the Pro to train his staff. The golf... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

On the week of the 22nd of July I attended as Captain of the Munster Senior Golf team for the Interprovincial Championships. I have never been there before. On approach to this golf club you can see that you are in genuine Links Country. As the days went bye and the Competitions progressed I came to like the place even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Played it about three years ago. It was great then and just when you think you can't improve on perfection they managed to do it? Looks like they are paying closer attention to detail in taking care of the course. Looks like the bar area and clubhouse were spiffed up, too. If you want a true test of links golf... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

For some strange reason I had never played the Island over the years. It is quite simply one of the finest links courses in Ireland. For the most part, each hole is individually framed by the high dunes, and the undulations of the fairway challenge your lies in the way the best courses should. I highly recommend it not to... More

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Played on Saturday 22nd February 2014. What a welcome! The pro is first class and looked after us with a welcome my friend and I have never received before. Explained the course, hired me clubs (as left mine in Scotland), even left a pint of Guinness behind the bar for us afterwards. Course is a proper links course with stunning... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is one of the great layouts in links golf; towering sand dunes with well-shaped fairways weaving through them and some wonderfully set greens. For some reason during a hot summer, the fairways hadn't been watered despite a good irrigation system , and they were bare,patchy and most disappointing. The greens had also been massacred so putts were bumping all... More

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