Royal Dublin Golf Club

At a meeting held at 19 Grafton Street in May 1885, the club was instituted, pioneered by a Scottish banker, John Lumsden. The club was originally called the Dublin Golf Club – it received its Royal designation six years later, in 1891.


Dollymount, Co. Dublin

The Course

7,269 yds
Royal Dublin Golf Club 14th Hole

14th Hole

Royal Dublin Golf Club 18th Hole

18th Hole

Course Description

Christy O’Connor, a sporting hero to the Irish people, blazed a trail through the world of professional golf in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The first golfer ever to win a five-figure sum in Europe, Christy represented Great Britain and Ireland on ten consecutive occasions in the Ryder Cup and played for Ireland in a remarkable 15 World Cups, famously winning in 1958 with the great Harry Bradshaw (Portmarnock).

Since the Irish Open was first held here in 1894, the Royal Dublin has hosted in excess of 50 professional and amateur championships. These championships have attracted some of the best players in the world to Dollymount.

Given its quality and location, the Royal Dublin Golf Club is perfect for anyone staying in the city and looking to play a great links golf course.

-Pádraig Harrington – 3 Time Major Champion