Royal Dublin Golf Club
Royal Dublin Golf Club
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A very warm welcome to one of Ireland's finest golf links. We have history and wonderful golfing tradition here - but better than that, we have a fabulous golfing challenge over a magnificent links course. And when the golf is done, our clubhouse offers the ideal place for enjoyable relaxation. Our visitors are always welcomed by our friendly staff and we look forward to your visit to our Club. Located on Bull Island, which also houses a bird sanctuary and nature reserves, this golf course is one of the oldest in Ireland, dating back to 1885.
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maria l
4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Course in great shape. Amazing views. Great old school feel. Lots of golf history memorabilia. Clubhouse food and views were wonderful. Everyone extremely friendly. Club house fully stocked with clothing.
Written 4 June 2023
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ironmandreamer
Fremantle, Australia123 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
One of the world’s great golf clubs, if you only play one course in Ireland make it Royal Dublin. The club exceeded all my expectations.

The Pro Shop has some nice pieces so make sure you have room in your bag for when you go home. We had lunch and the food was excellent . Short of writing a magazine review I can’t put into words how great my visit was and I recommend RDGC to one and all.
Written 24 April 2022
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Glenn S
Essex Fells, NJ8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
While occupying a relatively flat piece of land on Bull Island, Royal Dublin is a superlative golfing experience. Perfectly maintained and staffed, the course is top notch and presents a stiff challenge from tees that can stretch to 7500 yards for those qualified to play such a test. Great green complexes and a very interesting layout.
Written 23 August 2019
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EEEEA1234
Hong Kong Island, China449 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Straight forward links course that is very narrow and you can lose your golf balls in the long grass by being a little off. Design is really nothing special.

The course is by the sea but the course doesn’t take advantage of the views.

Many other better courses in Dublin area.
Written 13 July 2019
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born2travel09
Portland,Oregon38 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Played this golf course. It is very long compared to US. They were very nice. I pro gave me a women score card.Tees play 6000 yards. This is different from the mens. It has no slope or rating, We asked for posting purposes and they said there was not one. They have no women members.
Written 10 June 2019
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228pieterk
Stockholm, Sweden37 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
The course was in very good condition despite we were here early in the year. The wind punished the one who has difficulty playing the links, but it is incredibly instructive. Here, the big players have been Seve, Langer etc. Enjoy the historic atmosphere, enjoy the magic golf course, enjoy the magical nature. Finally, enjoy a magic beer after the round.
You will be well looked after by all staff in the shop, resturang, course staff. They know what service is.
Written 16 April 2019
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Travel4Golf
Hopkinsville, KY77 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Played Royal Dublin on Aug 24, 2018. Front 9 is short and downwind. Back 9 is long and into the wind. The course is relatively flat compared to other Irish courses. I personally enjoyed the quality of their greens and the green complexes. This would be a great first day course when arriving in Dublin to begin a golf trip. Although a very nice course, it is a little less challenging that other links courses in Ireland. A friendly welcome in the Pro Shop as well.
Written 29 August 2018
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aebst24
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
May 2018 • Couples
Came over from USA for vacation and played at Royal Dublin. Course was in great shape! Excellent customer service from John & staff. When I returned to US, I realized the polo I bought had a minor snag. Without hesitation, John exchanged a no charge return for me. Would highly recommend.
Written 28 June 2018
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RickandDenise9
St. Catharines, Canada129 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
This is a must play in Dublin area for those seeking out true links tracks. Very well groomed throughout and friendly off of the tee. The greens are superb in every way. The staff are very welcoming and members I spoke to were extremely friendly. Don't be trunk slamming here!! Enjoy the good food in a room with a great view of the links. This is a wonderful clubhouse steeped in history and definitely worth a viewing. While I loved the course and everything about it, playing with Ian a long time member was a highlight for me. Thanks Ian I wish the members at my club were so welcoming.
Cheers
Happy Canadian:)
Written 21 September 2017
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Lee1812
Downers Grove, IL7 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
My wife and I had been planning a trip to visit Ireland and Italy for years. We decided that if we didn't do it now we may never do it. So on my 60th birthday we boarded a plane and flew to Dublin. My wife had made a tee time four months before and I was not going to pass up this opportunity. Unfortunately the weather forecast on the day I was supposed to play called for strong winds. And as everyone knows, it can rain in Ireland at anytime. I experienced it all during my round.
We stayed in Dublin in Parnell Square so we took an Uber to the club.
My wife didn't want to play, but they allowed her to ride along in the buggy.
The course was in great shape. True links course. Take some balls. The fairways can get pretty tight on some of the holes, especially with 30-40 mph winds.
Enjoyed every minute of it. My wife got some great pictures of me playing and plenty of the rainbows. We laughed most of the round because I had never played in weather like this.
It is a members club, but they allow the public to play. The staff and members treated me like I was a member.
After the round my wife and I went into the clubhouse to quench our thirst and a member who I had run into outside the locker room bought our drinks for us. He sat and we talked about what brought us to Ireland. When we were ready to get back, the bartender gladly called us a cab and we were on our way.
I will remember this experience for the rest of my life.
I will be back.
Written 16 September 2017
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