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Howth Golf Club

Dublin, Ireland

At a Glance

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Situated just 15 kilometres from Dublin’s city centre, Howth Golf Club is one of Ireland’s most accessible golf courses. Nearby golf destinations include The Island Golf Club, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Malahide Golf Club, Carton House and The K Club. The Howth Golf Course is an interesting mix of links and heathland; 5-time Open winner James Braid designed it. Golfers are surprised at how scenic the golf course is, being so close to Ireland’s capital city.


The golf course is situated on the Howth Peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides and overlooking some urban development, Dublin Bay and distant hills. Its legacy as one of Dublin’s best golf courses is a testament to its timeless design, beautiful scenery and accessibility to the city. Howth Golf Club presents a perfect start or end to your visit to Dublin and Ireland, with the advantage of having friendlier staff than most destinations.

Golf Course Location

Golf Course Information

The James Braid-designed golf course opened in 1916, and it has been hosting golfers from all over the world ever since. The golf course sits on the Hill of Howth, enjoying commanding panoramas of Dublin Bay, towards nearby Wicklow to the south and the Mourne Mountains to the north. The links-style golf course supports abundant wildflowers that bloom during spring and summer, which is the best time to play. Trees are interspersed throughout the golf course, while greens are small and tight. The golf course has the advantage of height in what is generally a lowland area, so golfers often remark that from Howth, you can see up to 23 local golf courses in the Dublin area.


Course designer James Braid is a well-known golf legend who also designed the Kings and Queens courses at Scotland’s Gleneagles Resort. The intriguing layout ensures all 18 holes are unique, offering an eclectic blend of heathland and links land. The 18-hole route is wedged on the Howth Peninsula, and its age at well over 100 years old typically makes the golf course short with a total length of 5,700-metres and a par of 71. The Howth Golf Club is always enjoyed as a fun day out from Dublin with incredible views.

Venue Information

Practice Facilities

The practice facilities at Howth Golf Club are fantastic with a full-size putting area which is maintained to the same standard as the golf course. There is also a driving range, a short-game pitching and chipping area complete with deep and shallow bunkers. There is also a long-game bunker for your wedges and iron-play.



The Howth Golf Clubhouse is fantastic with a lounge bar, function bar with function rooms, a dining area, and meeting rooms. There is a fully-stocked Pro Shop with the latest golf brands, as well as ladies and gentlemen’s locker rooms completed by a visiting changing area with showers and complimentary towels. The lounge bar is the perfect place to stop for a post-round meal and drink, it overlooks Dublin Bay.

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