nr Greystones, Co. Wicklow
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland and rural countryside.
Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock
Above distances are for the Druids Glen course. Also at the Druids Glen Resort is the 18-hole Druids Heath course (par-71; 7434 yds; rating 75).
35 km S of Dublin
From the point at which the M11 and M50 motorways merge (south of Dublin) take the M11 / N11 heading south. After 10.2 km take the Newton Mount Kennedy exit (R772). At roundabout follow direction Marriott Druids Glen. After 1.6 km at T-junction, turn right direction Marriott. After o.6 km turn left at T-junction direction Druids Glen. After o.2 km golf entrance is on your right.
Druids Glen Golf Club: This very challenging and quite hilly parkland course contains an array of memorable holes, where a certain amount of mercurial golfing talent will be needed to score well. There are trees and shrubs of every kind in this enchanted woodland, many of them squeezing the fairways tight and making the landing areas small - if the trees don't do that on some holes, then water hazards will (especially on the back-nine).
Keeping your ball in play is a big enough challenge here, add in the changes in elevation and Druids Glen will doubtless give you and your golf game a thorough work out. The island green par-3 17th and the uphill par-4 18th make for a very tough and potentially watery finish - so hang in there until the end and enjoy the splendid 19th hole - a former stately home.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course.
Druids Glen is located on what was the Woodstock Estate, which dates back to 1600. Woodstock House, built in 1770, now serves as the Druids Glen clubhouse. The club's name originates from the latin druidae meaning magician or sorcerer, and in particular a druid altar that stood on a hillside overlooking the 12th green.
Druids Glen has hosted several Irish Open Championships and in addition the Seve Trophy in 2002 (see Tournaments section).
2019 Golf World rating: 31st best course in Ireland; 27th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow
+353 (0)1 287 0800Visit website
Druids Glen Resort enjoys a wonderful setting in Wicklow, The Garden of Ireland. Just 30 minutes drive from Dublin City Centre, the resort is a long established part of the excellent Stay & Play golfing offer around Dublin. The resort includes a 5-star hotel with 145 deluxe bedroom and suites, choice of several dining options, two championship golf courses (Druids Glen & Druids Heath) and the Spa at Druids Glen.
Druids Glen; Druids Heath
Woodbrook; Powerscourt; Grange; The European.
Rathnew, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
+353 (0)404 69274Visit website
Druids Glen; Druids Heath; The European
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