Playing the Course
The European Club links was designed by noted golf course designer and writer, Pat Ruddy and is owned and operated by him with the help of his family.
The European Club is located in tumbling dunes just south of Dublin and it features sweeping sea views from nineteen of the twenty holes. Yes, there are two extra par-3s here and they are in play most days affording the golfer a 20-hole round which includes five holes running very close to the sea. So close that it is common to find players searching for their golf balls on the beach.
So, it has attracted hundreds of title winners to have a go. Tiger Woods holds the links record at 67. Rory McIlroy won the Irish Amateur title here. Padraig Harrington has played here as boy and man and prepared for his British Open wins by playing in and winning the Irish PGA at The European Club in the week before both!
European Golf Club
As if that were not enough add in the fine links at The Royal Dublin, The Island and County Louth (aka Baltray) and the renowned parkland courses at Druids Glen, The K-Club, Powerscourt and Carton House and you have the makings of a great golf holiday on some of the world’s great golf courses combined with the cultural and social life of the ancient city of Dublin.
Ardanairy, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, Ireland