Howth Golf Club

4.0130705882 4.0 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5700 meters
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - EUR 35
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Laser

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 5700 meters N/A N/A
Yellow 71 5437 meters N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 4943 meters N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

14 out of 16 reviews


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"Howth Golf Club (Dublin Ireland)"


Bill3056's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was slightly confused about the cost of the round. I paid € 28 online for the 18 holes and then when I arrived to play l was told it would cost € 45 for the cart. If you have never played there , it would be very difficult getting around the mountain with all the elevation changes w/o a cart.

I was the second person to tee off at 8:36am but by the time I got to hole number 12 ,there were four groups of senior locals in front of me . There was a foursome on # 12, twosome on #13,foursomes on #14, and a foursome on # 15. I was told by some ladies that the course allows the seniors to play a 12 hole round.This allows them to cut over from 7 to 12 in front of people like myself who are playing 18 holes. The seniors tried to convince me to go back to 7 and I would avoid all the seniors who cut in front of me on # 12 .I could not do that because I had cab picking me at 12:30pm. The view of the course is great but the cost of the round is misleading and the Pro Shop didn’t inform me that a group of seniors would be cutting in front of me extending my round of golf by 30 minutes!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



erin222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Michael8292479's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"His course is a must play"


u536530044's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was so glad I stumbled across this course. This course had breathtaking views from every hole. located in howth Ireland this course is set on top of a hill that over looks Dublin. Everyone was extremely nice and accommodating. The course is extremely hilly so I would recommend getting the electric push cart if you aren't used to walking. This course includes many blind shots show I would also recommend using the 18birdes app to view the layout of each hole. This course quickly became one of my favorite courses and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great experience near Dublin. You won't regret it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing views but poor golf course."


u1520602's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very quirky not in a good way. Lots of blind tee shots. Course is shoehorned into side of Howth mountain so course is very sloped and very hilly. You'd better be very fit and very accurate if you want to play here!

Also many hillwalkers walking across fairways as they have rights of way. Gets annoying when about to swing and oblivious hill walkers pop out of nowhere down the fairway right in your line.

On plus side amazing views of Dublin bay and Irish Sea.

There are lots of great golf courses in the Dublin area but I would skip this one if your a serious golfer.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Thrilled"


cherrybrookes's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Loved every minute of our round and did not want it to end. Had a great time and can't recommend strongly enough, you have to play it to see all the beauty and the views..........................wow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"What a great course"


Paulrenegolf's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing Howth and so did my playing partners.

Views to die for! Condition was 100%

Would we go babk????

Yes yes yes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Quirky"


neilldagger's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Lots of blind tee offs but always confirdent that hitting right direction. Lots of fun elevated greens and tee offs into valleys


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u193517509's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spectacular Value"


snyderj's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting layout. Spectacular views. Wonderful course. Great food at turn.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wow!"


Simon17's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

What a surprise! What a course!

Didn't know what to expect but boy was not ready for what stood infront of me.

Views to die for, perfect greens, great Braid layout and a really wonderful experience.

Work is taking place remodeling the pro shop and various other areas which will enhance the off course experience

I'm back in June


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


u000007212477's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Howth on a trio that included rounds to RCD, Portrush and portmarnock and thought we would have an easy time of it but Howth provided a welcome challege. The challenge was walking the course as the elevation changes play a huge role in each shot you take and then in between hiking the course. Lovely course that I would recommend playing twice as to learn the lay of the land. A number of blind shots that require local knowledge where to hit. Overall great course and if it was local to me I would frequent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"fabulous course great scenery"


u0000003616474's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

as it was my first time to play Howth i was very impressed by the course and the staff and members we met from the time we got to the course untill we left. i found the greens a bit tricky to judge but put that down to lack of course knowledge. i will definitly play Howth again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"very disapointed"


g2bowden's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

I booked this at the last minute as i seen it for €20.00 it is usually €50.00, I arrived at the club with 10 mins to spare so went around the clubhouse to find someone to check in and get my card, I did not see anybody the pro shop was closed and the bar maid behind the counter said someone should be there shortly. I waited around and still no one showed up, So i seen a member get a score card from the office so i follwed and got my own. So far i'm not impressed.

Got to the tee box, some friendly members let me go ahead as there was 3 of them and i was on my own, I tee'd off and went my merry way, to nearly get struck by a ball from the second tee, No warning or bell to let the player know to go, the fairways were bumpy and patchy and not great, A lot of blind greens you would need someone with you that played the course to know where to hit as the map on card isn't great, greens where in good nick to be fair.

Its very hilly and you will need to be fit or get an electric buggy to play this course, I wouldn't play again due to the green fee being too expensive and course not in great nick, when the course next to it is in much better shape and a fraction of the price. Way over priced and not very customer friendly when first time visiting


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Brilliant Greens"


martygolfer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/26/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived late and was allowed out on the course still, windy conditions made the golf tricky. This course has amazing views of the Dublin area camera required. The best greens in Dublin i've played at the moment very true. This course is a very good test of all parts of your game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This golf course has a beautiful scenery."


jmkim1004's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/15/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course has a beautiful scenery and fareway is also good condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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