|Fermoy's par 3 11th|
No sooner was it published that someone quipped, 'what about green fees that are €20 or under?'... thank you Jamie.
But then it's no surprise as Jamie is the main man at Newbridge Golf Club, a course 20 miles from Dublin, where the green fee doesn't exceed €20. So, following such a challenge, here are my top ten 18-hole Irish courses that meet this criterion, and really are worth a visit, i.e. not just for the value green fees.
The Top Ten Irish Golf Course for Twenty Euro (alphabetically)Click on the club name to visit the official club website; click on 'Photos here' for my Flickr images.
|Athy's par 3 11th over a gentle hollow|
|A daunting drive into the chute that is Birr's par 4 10th|
|A cracking opening hole at Co. Cavan, with two deep dips|
|Views back up the fairway over Fermoy's par 4 13th|
|The rocky floor on the par 3 11th at The Heath|
|The par three 14th - another hole bring the River Funshion in to play|
|The par three 2nd at Mountrath gives just a hint of the rolls of the land|
|The tight approach to the short par 4 2nd, over one of |
Newbridge's many ponds
|Approach to Roscrea's par 4 16th, a sharp dogleg right|
|Slade Valley's par 5 7th, driving straight at Dublin City|
For the Joe.ie €30 list, click here.
There are another 25 or so courses that offer green fees for under €20 during the peak season, so there are plenty of opportunities to play Irish golf without stretching the wallet. If you can, check out any of the above courses this year and see what you think.