Golf Courses Near The White Sands

The White Sands Hotel is surrounded by Dublin’s most prestigious golf courses. We are happy to assist with arrangements for tee times at a golf course of your choice. We can also organise transport to and from your golf club of choice for complete comfort and efficiency.
Donabate golf club is a mature tree lined 27 hole parkland course founded in 1925. The greens are sand based and playable all year round. It is an enjoyable and challenging course for golfers of all abilities.The course is situated on the north coast 15 minutes drive from the White Sands Hotel. It is only 11 miles from Dublin city centre but still retains it’s country charm and character. A new luxurious €4.25 million clubhouse has just been opened providing visitors and members with facilities second to none.
The Island
Established in 1890, The Island Golf Club was The Open Championship Qualifying Course in Ireland for 2005 and was host to the European Amateur Championship in 2004. It is a ‘must play’ classic links set in rugged terrain and nestled between some of the highest sand dunes of any links course in Ireland.
Should you choose to play at Malahide, one of Ireland’s oldest golf clubs, while staying at White Sands Hotel, you will be inspired by the beautiful scenery surrounding this exceptional 27-hole golf course which is always in immaculate conditiion. Set on Dublin’s golden North Course, just 5 minutes from White Sands Hotel, in Portmarnock’s neighbouring resort of Malahide, its 27 holes of classic quality combine the pleasant ambience of parkland with the climate elements of a seaside links. The motto at the club is ‘ A light heart and a cheerful spirit’ and a feature has always been the special atmosphere to be found there.
Portmarnock Links
Designed by Bernhard Langer, the championship course covers 180 acres of classic links terrain and is located just 2 minutes from White Sands Hote. Widely recognised as one of Ireland’s premier links course and superbly playable all year round, these 18 holes take full advantage of breath-taking scenic natural setting. Here, the professional and amateur alike can appreciate a seaside links that combines all the charms of a traditional links course with the challenge of a modern game.
St. Annes
On Dollymount Strand less than 15 minutes from White Sands Hotel, you will find St Annes Golf Club. Easily accessible from Dublin Airport and main ferry terminals, the links course and facilities at St Anne’s have recently undergone a dramatic transformation. Their eighteenth – hole links course (Par71) is both a pleasure and a challenge to play. Game over you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Dublin Bay from our completely redesigned, state-of-the-art clubhouse.
Old Portmarnock Golf Course
Portmarnock Golf Club exists to preserve, protect and maintain the highest standards of Links Golf for the primary benefit of its members and their guests. Through its unique location and evolved tradition Portmarnock Golf Club has established standards of excellence recognised in the universal golf world.
The Royal Dublin Golf Course
The Royal Dublin Golf Club celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2010 which makes it the second oldest Golf Club in Ireland. The Club was instituted at a meeting held at No. 19 Grafton Street in May 1885, pioneered by a Scottish banker – John Lumsden. Originally called Dublin Golf Club, (receiving Royal designation in 1891 – when there were 250 members paying £2 annual subscription – the entrance fee was 8 guineas), and was located near the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park. In 1889 The Club moved to its present home here on the Bull Island, (the name is derived from the locality, Clontarf, which in Gaelic is Cluain Tairbh meaning the Bull’s Meadow).



White Sands Hotel
Strand Road
County Dublin
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