The island of Ireland is divided into two countries; the southern and north-western regions constitute the Republic of Ireland, an independent, democratic country. The northeast is Northern Ireland and presently is a part of the United Kingdom.
Golfing in Ireland is the largest single sporting holiday attraction. It has developed an international reputation making it the most sought after golf destination in Europe. Several new courses have been developed over the past decade.
There are over 400 golf courses in Ireland, including 50 true Links out of the 151 worldwide. The uniqueness of Ireland’s golf courses encompasses design, challenge, location, and scenery. On a year round basis, golfers can test their skills on the spectacular windswept dunes of championship links, or play on the parkland or tree-lined fairways.