Located just over 2 hours south of Ireland’s capital of Dublin, Rosslare is widely regarded as the sunniest spot in Ireland. We know what you’re thinking; not much to shout about in a country known (unfairly so) for its rainy days, but when you add the fact that Rosslare is the only bonafide links course in the southeast corner of Ireland to the equation, course conditions are superb throughout the year and in general, the weather is very fair.
The course itself? Well, playing just under 6,800 yards from the tips and to a par of 72, Rosslare sits on a narrow peninsula, and its holes carve their way through the wind-swept sandhills, humps, bumps, hollows and swales that separate the mainland from the Irish Sea.
Rosslare Golf Club is also home to a charming 12-hole course called the Burrow Links, but the Rosslare Old Course is the main attraction here, and very much fits into the category of championship golf courses. As well as previously hosting The Irish Professional Matchplay, the Old Course has also staged The Irish Close Championship in previous years, a tournament with a list of former champions including Irish golfing heavyweights including Paul McGinley, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy.
Routed firmly inside the Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland, Rosslare Golf Links is an absolute must for anyone looking to embark on a southeast Ireland golf tour.