Woodbrook Golf Club

Dublin Road,

Bray, Co. Wicklow

  • Office

    +353 (0)1 282 4799
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)1 282 0205
  • Fax

    +353 (0)1 282 1950
  • Golf pro

    Mark Callan (PGA Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Seaside and clifftop.

  • Designer:

    Major improvements made by Peter McEvoy (1990s).

SSS or slope






How to get there:

18 km SE of Dublin

Take the Bray North (R761) exit from the M11 just after the point where the M11 and M50 motorways merge (south of Dublin). At roundabout take the R119 direction Shankhill. After o.2 km turn right into Woodbrook GC.

Woodbrook Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1926

Woodbrook Golf Club: Although beside the sea, Woodbrook is essentially a flat, parkland course, relatively open with small copses of conifers and good bunkering providing definition to many of the holes.

A small commuter railway line splits the first four holes (and the 18th) from the rest. Once across on the seaward side of the tracks the uninterrupted ocean views come into their own - and quite stunning they are too, especially as the back-nine progresses and the harbour town of Bray comes into the picture. The mountain views to the east and south, and the high quality of maintenance on the course really make this one of the pleasantest courses to play around Dublin.

Perhaps a tad easier to score well on than some of its tougher neighbours, provided that the wind isn't blowing too fiercely and you keep your ball in bounds - there are several opportunities to put it out of bounds !

List of courses: Around Dublin


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on Mon, Thur, Fri & Sun; no visitors on Tues, Weds & Sat.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Woodbrook played a key part in establishing top level professional golf in Ireland; first with the introduction of and hosting the Carrolls International from 1963 to 1975, and then reviving the dormant Irish Open championship in 1975, again with sponsorship from Carrolls. The European Seniors Tour has also visited Woodbrook recently (see Where2Golf Tournaments section).


  • Royal Hotel3-star

    Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

    +353 (0)1 286 2935

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Woodbrook; Powerscourt

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Druids Glen; Druids Heath; Grange; Royal Dublin.

  • Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club4-star

    Glen O'The Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

    +353 (0)1 287 3399

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Druids Glen; Druids Heath; Powerscourt; Woodbrook.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Grange; Royal Dublin.

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