Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland for Golf

Trump International Doonbeg -
Trump International Doonbeg

Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland for Golf

Planning a golf getaway to Ireland?

One of the most important decisions you can make is deciding the best time of year to visit. While the Emerald Isle is known for mild weather and lush green landscapes, each season has its own unique benefits when it comes to playing golf.

Spring brings with it longer days, warmer temperatures, and fewer crowds which makes for very pleasant playing conditions. The fairways and greens are sure to be in perfect condition during this time of year, as most courses have received their first treatments for the season. The days may be a bit shorter but there’s still plenty of daylight hours available to get in some quality rounds at championship courses like Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, Portmarnock or Portstewart Golf Club.

For those who enjoy cooler weather while they play, fall provides mild temperatures and often wetter conditions that favour a more controlled game style. The air is crisper and usually quite refreshing which can really help focus your mental game. Fall also sees less visitors on the courses, so booking tee times won’t be such a hassle either!

No matter what time of year you decide to visit Ireland for golf, one thing is certain: you won’t be disappointed! With miles of stunning coastlines, friendly people and unforgettable courses spread out across the country – your guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience!

Just imagine yourself teeing up at the likes of Ballybunion, Lahinch, Tralee, Old Head or Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg?

Ballybunion Golf Club -
Ballybunion Golf Club
May & September tend to be the busiest months for visiting golfers coming mainly from the USA & Canada.
The weather is best and you can usually manage to get two rounds played in a day if that is your kind of thing. In saying that, it is Ireland, and part of the experience is playing in some wind and rain which challenges your game style.
If you are thinking about taking a trip over, most groups come for 7x nights and play 6x rounds. This allows for great golf and good times après golf in the 19th hole. I am constantly reminding golfers that we are not Tour Players that are used to playing golf every day of the week, so a 7x nights trip works well for most.
There are benefits for golfers who have an adventurous side to try out some of the amazing lesser known, but equally as good courses that you find in the West and North West of Ireland.
Sure, you may need an extra hour in your luxury coach to get there, but once you are, you are welcomed with some of the most stunning scenery and unspoilt views as the backdrop to amazing golf courses like Carne, Enniscrone, County Sligo, Rosapenna, Ballyliffin or Narin and Portnoo Golf Links. An added bonus is that they will also be easier on the wallet as the green fees are slightly lower than those in the South West of Ireland.
Many of the top courses across Ireland are already fully booked for the 2023 season, and we are taking bookings now for 2024.
However, there are still plenty of amazing courses available for this year, so if you have an itch to play here this year and enjoy some proper Guinness in a real Irish Pub, contact by emailing [email protected], giving us a call on +44 28 7032 6707 or book in for a Discovery Zoom Call at a time that suits you by clicking HERE! and we can start to make a master plan.
Scrabo Castle Golf Club -
Scrabo Castle Golf Club