Vale of Avoca, Woodenbridge,
Arklow, Co. Wicklow
18 holes. Parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Paddy Merrigan designed subtantial revisions to the course in 1993.
68 km S of Dublin
6 km north west of Arklow off the R747 to Avoca.
Woodenbridge Golf Club: One of Ireland's oldest courses, Woodenbridge sits in a natural valley, with wooded slopes on both sides. The beautiful River Avoca runs through the course with at least ten holes played alongside the river and lake waters. The huge popularity of Woodenbridge amongst both local and visiting golfers is not surprising; this is one of Ireland's most picturesque and enjoyable courses.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Ireland: 100th best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2023).
Vale of Avoca, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
+353 (0)402 351 46Visit website
Reputedly Ireland's oldest hotel, established in 1608 and located right next to Woodenbridge Golf Club.
The European; Seafield.
Aughrim, Co. Wicklow
+353 (0)402 361 21Visit website
This historic, heritage house is situated in the beautiful Aughrim Hills, a few miles from the famous Vale of Avoca and Brittas Bay.
The European; Seafield.
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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