The East Coast region of Ireland is home to many of the big name golf courses, and of course many affordable hidden gems.
Set on the Wicklow Coast this challenging championship course is a test for all handicap ranges and a pure joy to play at any time of year. The course, designed by Hawtree, is renowned for testing and fast greens with running fairways in the Summer. Ranked in Golf Digest’s top 100 courses in Ireland the club welcomes visiting players most days.
The course plays similar to a links course, featuring many elevated tees and excellent bunkers. True to many great golfers’ expectations, there are moments of near heartbreak and sheer delight while playing this course. The highlights include a five-tier double green that is shared by the eighth and 10th holes.
This fantastic, modern, parkland course criss crosses the River Blackwater and makes use of two islands. Headfort House, built in 1780, provides a stunning backdrop to some of the holes. Its fairways are graced with mature native Irish trees, which enhance this picturesque setting. Headfort's new course is also home to a magnificent Asiatic tree collection.
Just half an hour south of Dublin, set in the breathtaking surroundings of one of the finest estates in Europe, Powerscourt is one of Dublin’s premier golfing venues with two championship courses. Our East Course has hosted the 1998 Irish PGA and the 2001 Irish Seniors Open.
Recognised as one of Europe’s greatest golf courses, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course is absolutely dripping with nostalgia. This golf creation allows the golfer to test their game in all aspects. The absolute beauty, with mature gardens and the River Liffey meandering through the grounds, allows for natural habitat to thrive on the 150 acres that is the K Club.
Our 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Ireland's renowned golf architect, Patrick J Merrigan. The imaginative use of the natural landscape to blend an exciting design into an excellent golf layout is evident throughout the course.
Established in 1921 by Sir Stanley Cochrane as his private club, Woodbrook was first affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland in 1926. Sir Stanley had previously indulged his enthusiasm for cricket at Woodbrook, a fact that is still reflected in the pavilion-style clubhouse and the cricket bell, which tolled the start and finish of play and now hangs in the bar.