The Island Golf Club is one of Ireland's finest links courses. A mere 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, this Championship Links Course is located across the estuary from Malahide, just North of Portmarnock.
"The Island is one of the genuine true links courses. A pleasure to play, with a great variety of shots." Christy O'Connor Snr
The Island Golf Club was established in 1890 and, surrounded by the sea on three sides, it enjoys a unique setting. Until as recently as 1973 the club was approached by boat from Malahide across the estuary. Fred Hawtree, Eddie Hackett and more recently Martin Hawtree have made course design improvements, ensuring that the true nature and character of the links are enhanced. Everything perfectly put together to make this a classic links experience.
"One of the finest links courses, very challenging, especially in the wind." Philip Walton
This is a course on a peninsula with a number of thrills as well as challenges right from the start. You only have to stand on the 1st tee to feel the nerves setting in as you see huge sand dunes squeezing the fairway ahead where you have to pinpoint your shot not to be in trouble from the beginning. And it continues on from there.
You should aim to score well on the front nine, and then really enjoy the return back to the clubhouse with the 13th to 16th holes being the best on the course. A test for any player as this course has everything you would want, and it will certainly leave a satisfying smile once you finish.
"A fantastic links which tests every club in the bag." Darren Clarke