What is the number one golf course in Ireland?
All golf enthusiasts want to know, What is the number one golf course in Ireland? According to Golf Monthly UK .The number one golf course in the Republic of Ireland is The European Club in County Wicklow
About the European Club
It will make you think! The links of The European Club were designed by Pat Ruddy who has relentlessly calibrated the links for thirty years to meet the challenges of the modern game, This approach demands a cerebral approach from even the best golfers and champions of the game.
Continuous and never ending improvement seems to be the mott as Ruddy directs design improvements year after year. This focussed attention over a long period of time by a talented designer probably resulted in the best links course you will find anywhere in the world.
After aspiring to have a golf of his own, Ruddy set out to find the perfect location, scouring the Irish coastline by helicopter seeking his paradise.. And there it was at lovely Brittas Bay just 30-miles south of the capital city, Dubin.
Patt Ruddy has had Golf design in his blood since his childhood and has been working professionally in design since his first commission at Castlecomer in the Irish midlands in 1969. His great skill in course design led to him being regarded as the world’s leading links designer.
Besides the European Club other links that he has designed from concept to completion are Ballyliffin Glashedy and Rosapenna Sandy Hills. He has impacted several other courses substantially including these at Co. Sligo (13-holes), Ballyliffin Old ( 9-holes), The Pollan Links at Ballyliffin (9-hole short course), Rosapenna Old Tom Morris/Pat Ruddy Links (12 holes), Portsalon (13-holes) and Donegal (11 holes).
Getting to the European Club is a golf lover’s heaven as you can take one of the best Golf Motorways in the world as you will transit between four of the World’s Top-100 Golf Courses……. The European Club, Portmarnock, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush.
As if that were not enough, add in the fine links at The Royal Dublin, The Island and County Louth (aka Baltray) as well as the renowned parkland courses at Druids Glen, The K-Club, Powerscourt and Carton House. With all of these on the doorstep of Dublin, you have the makings of a great golf holiday while enjoying some of the best of Irish hospitality and culture.
The links of The European Club are located in magnificent sand dunes on the Irish Sea about 30-miles south of Dublin.
While in County Wicklow, you might want to explore this fantastic area of Ireland.
Besides the fantastic golf right on its doorstep, Dublin has a lot to offer the visitor.
Ready for that trip to Ireland? Start planning here.