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The Island Golf Club

Corballis,

Donabate, Co. Dublin

  • Office

    +353 (0)1 8436 205
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)1 8435 002
  • Fax

    +353 (0)1 8436 860
  • Golf pro

    David Costigan (Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Original layout created by various members; major redesign and improvements subsequently made by Fred Hawtree, Eddie Hackett (1985) and Martin Hawtree.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6206
5879
5403
Par
71
71
75
SSS or slope
73
71
74

Location

Latitude:

53.463544

Longitude:

-6.135746

How to get there:

25 km NE of Dublin

From M1 motorway north of Dublin take the Skerries / Donabate exit (R132) and at roundabout follow direction Donabate. After 3.2 km turn right direction The Island Golf Club / Anchor Lodge B&B (ignore right turn to Kilcrea). After 2.6 km bear right (stay alongside estuary). After o.2 km golf entrance is on your left.

The Island Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1890

The Island Golf Club: Get ready for a fabulous links golf experience. Towering sand dunes, sea views and a panoramic vista across the estuary to Malahide are just part of the fun.

The heady ingredients of The Island include some short and intricate par-4s, like the roller-coaster 5th, the hidden-green 6th and the ribbon-like 14th. Add to this some fabulous longer par-4s like the tough opening and closing holes, and the long 3rd alongside the Irish Sea, and then top it all off with the wonderful pudding-bowl green at the par-3 16th - quite an Irish Stew to satisfy any golfing appetite.

This is a breathtakingly natural place for golf, which the magnificent view from the elevated 6th tee most certainly underlines. Definitely a course to include on your itinerary for any trip to the Dublin area.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and after 4pm on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): €165 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

The Island has hosted many top class tournaments, including : Irish Ladies Amateur Championship in 1911 and 1990; Mens Irish Amateur Championship in 1998; and the Irish PGA Championship in 1999, when Royal Dublin's Neil Manchip just pipped Darren Clarke.

Published ranking

GB&I: 32nd best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
Ireland: 10th best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2019).

Where2Stay

  • Grand Hotel Malahide4-star

    Malahide, Co Dublin

    +353 (0)1 845 0000

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Portmarnock; Portmarnock Links; Royal Dublin; The Island.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      St Margaret's; The Grange; Luttrellstown Castle.

  • Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links4-star

    Portmarnock, Co. Dublin

    +353 (0)1 846 0611

    Visit website

    This luxury 4-star hotel combines modern elegance with the grandeur of a 19th century home once owned by members of the Jameson Whiskey dynasty. The hotel’s design ensures all guest rooms have a view over the Irish Sea, the hotel gardens or onto the 18-hole Portmarnock Links golf course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Portmarnock Links

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Portmarnock; Royal Dublin.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      The Island; St Margaret's; Luttrellstown Castle; Grange.

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