Golf Digest Ireland's Top 100 courses 2017
 Royal County Down

Royal County Down

Golf Digest Ireland's list of the top 100 courses in Ireland will be published in the forthcoming issue with County Louth back in the top 10 and Royal County Down remaining at No 1.

Royal Portrush is No 2 ahead of  Portmarnock with Lahinch and Waterville rounding out the big five.

The raft of changes made by Dr Martin Hawtree to Doonbeg sees Trump International Golf Links, Ireland move up four places to 20th.

Golf Digest Ireland's Top 100 courses 2017

100. Wexford – NEW

99. Balbriggan Golf Club – Down 3 

98. Royal Tara – NEW

97. Naas Golf Club - NEW

96. Headfort Golf Club (Old) – Down 1 

95. Moyvalley – Up 3

94. Macreddin Golf Club – Up 6

93. Blainroe – Down 3

92. St Anne’s Golf Links – Down 5

91. New Forest – Up 1

90. Woodenbridge Golf Club – Up 4

89. Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Mahony’s Point) – Up 4

88. St Margarets Golf Club – Up 3

87. Grange Golf Club – Down 2

86. Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club – Down 4

85. Castle Golf Club – Up 1

84. Ardglass Golf Club – Up 5

83. Galway Golf Club – Up 5

82. Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort – Down 1

81. Mullingar Golf Club – Up 2

80. Castlemartyr Hotel & Golf Resort – Down 1

79. Druids Heath – Down 1 

78. Dundalk Golf Club - Up 6

77. Farnham Estate Hotel & Golf Resort - Down 7

76. Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort - Up 4

75. Dingle Golf Links Ceann Sibheal - No Change

74. Esker Hills - Down 1

73. Shannon Golf Club - Up 3

72. Ballinrobe Golf Club - Up 5

71. Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club - Up 3

70. Westport Golf Club - Up 1

69. Rosslare Golf Club - Up 3

68. Powerscourt Golf Club (East Course) - Down 2

67. Tullamore Golf Club - No change

66. Strandhill Golf Club - Down 1

65. Galgorm Castle Golf Club - Up 3

64. Mount Wolseley Hotel & Golf Resort - No change

63. Galway Bay Golf Resort - Up 6

62. Powerscourt (West) - Down 1

61. Castletroy Golf Club - Up 2

60. Clandeboye Golf Club - No change

59. Dromoland Castle Golf Club - Up 3

58. Arklow Golf Links - Down 1

57. Ballybunion Golf Club (Cashen Course) - Down 3

56. Royal Belfast Golf Club - Up 3

55. Luttrellstown Castle Golf Club - Up 1

54. Portumna Golf Club - Up 1

53. Hermitage Golf Club - Up 5

52. Bunclody Golf Club - No change

51. The Heritage Golf Club - Up 2

50. Royal Portrush Golf Club Valley Course - No change

49. Tramore Golf Club - Up 2

48. Belvoir Park Golf Club - No change

47. K Club (Smurfit Course) - No change

46. Seapoint Golf Club - No change

45. Dun Laoghaire Golf Club - Up 4

44. Carton House Hotel & Golf Resort (O'Meara Course) - No change

43. Malone Golf Club - Up 2

42. Palmerstown Stud - Up 1

41. Headfort Golf Club (New) - Up 1

40. Castlerock Golf Club - Up 1

39. Slieve Russell Hotel & Country Club - Down 1

38. Cork Golf Club - Up 1

37. Connemara Golf Links - Up 3

36. Carton House Hotel & Golf Resort (Montgomerie Course) - Down 2

35. Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort (Old Tom Morris Course) - Up 1

34. Concra Wood Golf Club - Up 1

33. Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Killeen Course) - Up 4

32. Carlow Golf Club - Down 1

31. Fota Island Hotel & Golf Resort - Down 1

30. Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort - Up 3

29. Narin & Portnoo Golf Club - Up 3

28. Royal Dublin Golf Club - Up 1

27. Lough Erne Resort - No change

26. Killeen Castle Golf Club - Down 3

25. Dooks Golf Club - Up 3

24. Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort (Sandyhills) - Up 2

23. Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links - Up 2

22. Portsalon Golf Club - No change

21. Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh Links) - No change

20. Trump International Golf Links - Doonbeg - Up 4

19. K Club (Palmer Course) - Up 1

18. Ballyliffin Golf Club (Old Links) - No change

17. Mount Juliet Golf Club - Up 2 

16. Belmullet Golf Club (Carne Golf Links) - Up 1

15. Portstewart Golf Club (The Strand Course) - Up 1

14. Enniscrone Golf Club - Up 1

13. The Island Golf Club - No change

12. Old Head Golf Links - Up 2

11. Ballyliffin (Glashedy) - No change

10. County Louth Golf Club (Baltray) - Up 2

9. County Sligo Golf Club - Up 1

8. The European Club - No change

7. Ballybunion (Old) - Down 1

6. Tralee Golf Club - Up 1

5. Waterville Golf Links - No change

4. Lahinch Golf Club - No change

3. Portmarnock Golf Club (Old) - Down 1

2. Royal Portrush - Up 1

1. Royal County Down - No Change