Ceann Sibeal (Dingle Golf Links), Dingle, Ireland
At the edge of the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, over the treacherous Connor Pass and near the famous Slea Head, lies Ceann Sibeal, otherwise known as Dingle Golf Links, the westernmost course in Europe. Out here, Irish is still the language of choice, and it is not at all difficult to find yourself lost as most signs lack any English. Still, “galf” is easily translated, and what awaits you when you have navigated the dangerous and gorgeous coastal road is a gloriously natural golf course, entirely cunning, with a devious little burn that lurks seemingly everywhere throughout the round! “As you play, the whole panorama of the Dingle Peninsula is revealed - hidden bays with small fishing villages, glorious hills and mountains and the Blasket Islands out in the wild Atlantic,” is how the club describes it. Dingle town itself is a great place to spend the night, with many atmospheric and outstanding pubs and restaurants, and it is also easily reached from Tralee and even Killarney for a day visit. Perhaps the most memorable part of a visit to Dingle however is the fact that out here, you escape many of the other tourists who flock to the famous courses of the southwest. At Ceann Sibeal, you have the opportunity to experience Irish golf among the Irish!