The European Club
The European Club is a magnificent links course located in the County Wicklow, in the tumbling dunes just south of Dublin. The course is perfectly placed in the beauty that is the “Garden of Ireland” and is renowned as one of the best links courses built in the modern era.
Designed by Pat Ruddy, a golf links specialist, whose aim was to design a traditional links course that challenges the complexities of the modern game and allows the champions of today to express their technical skill and pure golfing ability.The European Club due to its rugged landscape and enormous sand dunes, is often compared to the Scottish masterpiece of Kingbarns Golf Links. Pat Ruddy created the course as a private venture for his friends and family to play some world class golf, however on completion it was imperative to open the course to the world.
The European Club is one of the many world class golf courses in his portfolio which also features Druids Glen, Sandy Hills at Rospenna and Glashedy Course at Ballyliffin. It is already regarded as one of the top 100 in the world and without doubt will be a main fixture along the Open circuit before too long. The lengthy course stretches just over 7,000 yards and is unsheltered from the battering winds and ruthless elements. The tricky rough and numerous bunkers all play apart in attempting to ruin your score. A stern test for all levels of golfer, this exciting links course has a wonderful backdrop of the Irish Sea on 16 of the holes.
Located 60 minutes south of Dublin, the journey to the course is breath-taking as you drive parallel with the west coast of Ireland. The European Club would make an excellent final round on your next Dublin golf tour, or a great external course options when you are staying at the nearby Druids Glen Resort.
The European Club is one of the most unique courses in the world today, a links course of epic proportions and one that will live long in the memory.
18 Holes, Bar, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Driving Range, Golf lessons with PGA Professionals, Par 71, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Short game practice area, Trolley Hire