High luxury or homely hospitality near Ireland's best golf courses The Emerald Isle is home to some of the best golf courses in the world, and as a result it has also attracted some of the greatest golfers in the world to play their. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Watson, nick Also and Colin Montgomerie are just some of the names who have played professionally in Ireland and waxed lyrical about its quality. Meanwhile, famous faces such as Bill Clinton, Dan Quayle, Michael Jordan have also enjoyed playing in the area. With spectacular scenery and some of the purest golfing experiences in the world, the landscape is adorned by top resorts, hotels and courses. Ireland has played host to many of the top tournaments in the world, including the Open Championship, the Ryder Cup and the Walker Cup, which all attest to its quality courses and high standards. However, Ireland's welcoming hospitality also extends to the greens and for holiday makers in the region, this too adds to its appeal for visiting golfers. The country is home to two-thirds of the world's total links courses which gives you an idea of scope, and perhaps too the type of game you can expect. For families visiting with eager beginners there's the opportunity to learn while on holiday here with plenty of clubs offering lessons and driving ranges for those looking to practice their swing. Of course, a day on the golf course wouldn't be complete without a hearty meal to return to at the end of the day, and while the club houses do an excellent job, it is the hotels and B&Bs that shine when it comes to hearty, local specialities at the end of a busy day.