Ireland and Northern Ireland draw avid amateurs from all over the world to
play bucket-list courses such as Lahinch, Ballybunion, Royal County Down
and many more. But even the most fervent golf fanatic likes a little balance
in life, so for this trip, golf-travel expert Matt Ginella made Dublin and Belfast
—the biggest cities of Ireland and Northern Ireland—his basecamps. There,
he experienced city golf at its finest, along with a packed itinerary of off-
With experiences like Titanic Belfast and courses like Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Ardglass, Northern Ireland is on the rise. Here, Matt Ginella spends time with locals, head pros, actors and architects as he swings through one of the top pockets of golf in the United Kingdom.