Golf Course Rating System

 

Our golf course rating system is from The Pocket Guide to Golf Courses, acclaimed as ‘easily the best golf guide’*.

 

 

Facility rating system

ΩΩΩΩΩ – exceptional, including hotel standard accommodation

ΩΩΩΩ – first class, with all the facilities a golfer might reasonably expect

ΩΩΩ – good, with most facilities a golfer might reasonably expect

ΩΩ – adequate for golfing requirements

Ω – basic for its purpose

 

 

Course design rating system

*** – a course whose design is worth crossing the world to play

** – a course whose design is worth crossing a continent to play

* - a course whose design is worth crossing a country to play

Π– a course generally (but not always) with the potential for elevation to a * rating

 

 

Hole design rating system

Green – a hole of strong design quality

Yellow – a hole of average design quality

Red – a hole of weak design quality

Purple – a hole of unusual or particular historical interest

Gold – a hole whose design is so good that it is worth playing the whole course just to play that hole

 

 

Price Guide (using local currency symbol, or $ if no single symbol)

€ – Low (under €50)

€€ – Moderate (€50-€100)

€€€ – High (€100-€200)

€€€€ – Expensive (over €200)

 

 

 

* Financial Times review of The Pocket Guide to Golf Courses: Ireland