I visited Dublin for a short golf break last month with a colleague and two clients and wanted to thank YGT for a good holiday.
We played County Louth on the Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The course was in great condition and provided a challenge to all of us despite the difference in handicaps (from 7 to 21). The course itself was very quiet and is certainly is a hidden gem. The 18th is one of the best finishing holes I have played as well. There don’t seem to be any week holes and when the wind gets up it can play a lot longer than its yardage may suggest. As expected the staff in the clubhouse were extremely friendly and the food was good too.
Our second and final round was played at Portmarnock and it too was a great links golf test. Surprisingly we thought it was a bit easier than Louth. Maybe that was down to the quality of the greens which were inspiring to say the least. It really is a joy to putt on true surfaces because if you get the line right the ball won’t deviate and we certainly holed our fair share of putts. Again the atmosphere in the clubhouse was warm and friendly and the food was good.
We stayed at the Portmarnock Hotel and found the location very convenient being only 20 minutes from the airport and a short cab ride into the city. The local town was full of other golf tours so I would recommend heading into Dublin if you want to sample a bit more of the local nightlife.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend the packages on offer at Your Golf Travel to other golfers. PS - Remember to pack an umbrella!