Founded in 1891 the Golfing Union of Ireland administers men's amateur golf on the island of Ireland. With four branches, split into the provincial areas of Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster, the GUI headquarters is located in the grounds of Carton House, County Kildare.

    The Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) is the governing body for amateur women's golf in Ireland. It was founded in 1893 and is recognised as the oldest Ladies Golf Union in the world. The national head office is based in Sandyford, Dublin and there are five administrative Districts; Ulster, East Leinster, Mid Leinster, Connacht and Munster. Each district is run by an elected District Executive which supports the clubs and competitions within the region.