The Royal Dublin Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Royal Dublin Golf Club Est. 1885

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The Royal Dublin Golf Club: Located close to the shoreline of Dublin Bay, a large sand bar known as Bull Island plays host to two links golf courses. St Anne's Golf Club occupies the northern half of the island, while the better known and more prestigious Royal Dublin occupies the island's southern half.

The current design of Royal Dublin dates from just after the 1914-18 War, when Harry Colt restored the course following a few years in the hands of the military. The sand dunes he had to work with are relatively modest in size, but from them the great man fashioned a top-quality layout. This classic out-and-back course is full of strategically placed bunkering, roller-coaster (but often tight) fairways and threatening water ditches.

From the course you will enjoy views onto Dublin Bay from the more elevated tees. At the most southerly, clubhouse end of the course, the Port of Dublin also provides a backdrop to some holes, with its ferries, cranes and power-station all in the picture.

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Making Contact

The Royal Dublin Golf Club
North Bull Island, Dollymount,
Dublin 3, Co. Dublin 
Ireland
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Office   +353 (0)1 833 6346
Pro Shop   +353 (0)1 833 6477
Fax

  +353 (0)1 833 6504

Email   info@theroyaldublingolfclub.com
Website   www.theroyaldublingolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Leonard Owens (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Original Harry Colt design dates from 1921. Modifications by Martin Hawtree (2002).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6309 5741 5425
Par 72 70 74
SSS or Slope 73 70 73
 
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How2Get There?

8 km E of Dublin
From the M50 motorway north of Dublin take exit 3 (M1 / M50 intersection) onto the N32 direction Malahide. After 4.8 km turn right at roundabout into Grange Road, heading south. After 1 km turn right into Kilbarrack Road, and then first left into Raheny Road. After 1.6 km (past church in Raheny) turn left into Watermill Road. After o.8 km turn right at traffic lights into James Larkin Road and follow road with North Bull Island on your left. After 1.8 km turn left and go over the Wooden Bridge. After o.8 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes (mid-March thru' Oct): €150 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays (except Weds), Saturdays (4pm-5:30pm) and Sundays (10am-12pm).  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The land on which Royal Dublin and neighbouring St Anne's Golf Club are based has an interesting past. Previously nothing existed here except a few sand banks that were usually submerged under the sea. In 1823 a sea wall was built out from the shore at Clontarf to the west. Once the wall was completed, sand began to build-up behind it. By the late 1800s an area of sand dunes covering more than 600 acres had been created.

Queen Victoria conferred the Royal prefix on Dublin Golf Club in 1891, at a time when Ireland was part of the United Kingdom (1801–1921). By royal prerogative, two Irish golf clubs can use the "Royal" title, namely: Royal Curragh and Royal Dublin. | Royal Dublin has hosted many top level championships including the Irish Open on several occasions (recent winners: Seve Ballesteros in 1983 and 1985, Bernhard Langer in 1984).

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Location

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Latitude: (53.356699)
Longitude: (-6.170658)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Clontarf Castle Hotel 4-star
Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
+ 353 (0)1 833 2321
www.clontarfcastle.ie

Clontarf Castle is a luxurious Irish castle hotel, dating (in parts) from the 12th century. It is located just two miles from the heart of the city and only five miles from Dublin Airport.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Royal Dublin; St Anne's; Portmarnock; Portmarnock Links.
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Golf within 30 km The Island; Roganstown; St Margaret's; Castleknock; Luttrellstown Castle; South County; Grange; Powerscourt; Woodbrook.
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The Clarence 4-star
6 - 8 Wellington Quay, Dublin
+353 (0)1 407 0800
www.theclarence.ie



Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Royal Dublin
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Golf within 30 km Portmarnock; Portmarnock Links; St Margaret's; Luttrellstown Castle; Grange; Powerscourt.
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