Howth Golf Club

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You will see that I did recommend the course but titled this review "not worth the money" so let me explain.
The best thing about this course is, the amazing views, other than that it's just ok. The course is old and you can tell it was designed as a private club and not many players as it should be played with 30 tee times, you're always crossing over other holes which can be annoying and a little dangerous and makes for an extremely slow round. That being said if you're looking for a good workout with your round of golf than this is the course for you. At half the cost you can play St Margaret's near Dublin airport which is a much better track in my humble opinion.

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Great course, phenomenal views and friendly people!

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I had the pleasure of playing Howth on a perfect Ireland weather day. It made the day even better. But the star of the Day was the course. Great conditions, wonderful views and memorable holes. Course was in spectacular shape , tee boxes , fairways and greens are lush and maintained. Two of my personal holes are #5 and #18. 5 is a short part 4 dogleg left that plays up a steep hill to the green. The members actually call it “ cardiac hill”. #18 is a high point of the course playing down to a hogback fairway. Clubhouse is on the left of fairway/ green where there is usually people hanging around after playing or waiting to go out. Green plays into view of Dublin bay. My favorite hole!! 3 staff members to acknowledge here. The starter, whose name I didn’t get, was a gentleman who walked me to first hole while giving me tips and thoughts on how to play the course. Actually said if he wasn’t busy with a junior tournament he’d have gone out with me for a game. Simon the club manager made a point to visit with me before round and make me feet welcome. Alan, club pro, visited with me after the round. Made sure I had a taxi to get me back to Dublin. All great representatives of this gem. And the members are more than happy to chat with you about their course after the round over a pint. Will definitely include Howth on my next trip to Dublin or Ireland in my itinerary.

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Me and my son played this on a Wednesday morning had 9 am tee time with a threesome in front of us and a woman’s league playing after us.. we played a relaxed round in just over 3 hours and never saw anyone behind us. Very distracting views ( incredible views in all directions). Course was in excellent conditions in all areas. Pro shop was top notch and food after was very good. All around incredible experience! Highly recommended.

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Thoroughly enjoyed the course. However, I was disappointed that as a foreign visitor from Canada that had prebooked and rented clubs the pro shop was unable (or unwilling) to put me in a group despite a threesome ahead of me and a threesome behind. Was looking forward to the company and would have appreciated the local knowledge of the course. Private club snobbery.

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