“Howth is a hilltop course drenched in gorse, heather and lots of adventure.”


DG IRELAND TOP 150 – 2023

Editor, Kevin Markham

Howth is a hilltop course drenched in gorse, heather and lots of adventure. The scenery along Dublin’s coastline and over the city is wonderful, and, wherever you stand, the views stretch out below you. Plenty of energy is required as you’ll be heading up and down this 5,700m course all day… the walk up to the
changing rooms will give you a hint of what’s to come.

These constant shifts in elevation and bumpy terrain mean you’ll encounter a vast array of fun shots over and through the gorse and heather.

There’s a joyful wildness to it all.

There is one other critical factor to consider: Howth was designed by the legendary James Braid, so expect some smart design features… and smallish greens. The dogleg 5th is an obvious example.

Little has changed to the design in its 100 year history…and that should be embraced.

Favourite Hole
The dogleg par four 17th is drenched in gorse and
heather and from the high tee you can drink it all in.
What’s in the Bag?
The smarts to play sensible golf on a short course.
Play for what you can see because off line shots can
disappear all too easily


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