Howth Golf Club is located on the beautiful scenic peninsula of Howth in North-East County Dublin, Ireland and features wonderful views over the city of Dublin, South to Dun Laoghaire, Bray and Co. Wicklow, North over Co. Dublin and Co. Louth and the Sea to the East. On a clear day you can see as far as the Mountains of Mourne in Co. Down.
Founded in 1916 the Heathland Links course was designed by the renowned golfer and course architect James Braid, a 5 times winner of ‘The Open’ Golf Championship who can count the design of the prestigious Kings and Queens Courses at Gleneagles amongst his greatest achievements. James was well known for including dog leg design golf holes in his course designs and the 5th hole in particular is an excellent example of how he blended a great golf hole into the unique Howth Heathers. The exceptional views from the 16th tee are also worthy of a mention.
Prepare for a test when you come here, as there is plenty to challenge. Being quite hilly, it’s tough to find a flat lie once away from the tee, but that adds to the intrigue of Howth. Wind can also usually play a part in your game, so it is often safer to bump and run. The course can be tight in areas, so be positive off the tee. If you find yourself in the gorse, you can usually say goodbye to your ball. The 2nd, 5th, 14th & 17th all have dog-legs, so watch your shots with care.