The best golf courses in the British IslesFebruary 5, 2018 Courses and Travel
In Dan Murphy's latest Top 10 Courses rundown, he runs the rule over the finest creations in Great Britain and Ireland
10. Portmarnock Old
County Dublin, Ireland
Still the best course in the Republic of Ireland – despite stern competition from the likes of Waterville, Ballybunion and Lahinch on the west coast.
Unlike many of its rivals, Portmarnock is quite flat. While this means it is less dramatic, it is also considerably more consistent. It barely misses a beat.
Hosted the 1991 Walker Cup, when Phil Mickelson and David Duval were on the visiting team.