Arklow Golf Club

Abbeylands, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 69 72
  • length: 5.555 m 4.975 m
8.4 15 Reviews This Club is the 2# of 7 in Gorey
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Description

  • holes:18
  • year:1927
  • par: 69 72
  • length: 5.555 m 4.975 m
  • architect:Hawtree & Taylor, Eddie Hackett and Eddie Connaughton

Found on the East coast of Ireland in County Wicklow is Arklow Golf Club and its associated golf course. Located just outside of the town of the same name the local area has a very rich and interesting history and its location near to the mouth of the River Avoca saw one of the bloodiest battles of the rebellion of 1798. The name of the town and hence the golf club is derived from the name of the Viking leader, Arknell, who has strong links with the area.

The club here was formed in 1927 and has seen a great number of famed designers make their mark here over the years. Originally the links were laid out by the renowned partnership of Hawtree and Taylor in the founding year however since then inputs from Eddie Hackett and Eddie Connaughton have also occurred. Over the years the course has played host to a number of tournaments and championships which highlights the quality of the course here.

Comprising of 18 holes which measure 5555 metres from the white tees, this is a par 69 course. Of a links style expect a lot of natural features and terrain here such as windswept hills and hollows, as well as natural bunkers and contours. The routing of the course is distinctly old fashioned however that adds to the charm of the course here which is generally tough yet enjoyable; a true Irish links.

Arklow has an excellent array of facilities to offer to players which include a full bar and restaurant for players to enjoy after their rounds. There are also well-appointed modern showers and locker rooms and practice facilities are also good and include a putting and chipping green as well as a general practice area.

Tee time availability for visitors to this course is somewhat restricted as this is a popular choice for members. However if booked far enough in advance visitors are sure to find a time suitable for all. Green fee rates to play here are very reasonable and there are a number of discounts and offers available to play here at certain times. Also the club hosts a number of open competitions throughout the year which are open to all.

The club is relatively well connected to much of the rest of Ireland by road and accommodation options in and around the local area, particularly in the nearby town of Arklow, are plentiful and there should be something to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Reviews (15)

  • Average rating obtained by

    golfShake
    28/06/2008
    3x7.3
    Testing course where accuracy of the tee is paramount.(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 99 Handicap: 23.6)
    This rating for Arklow Golf Club. is the average of 3 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.com
  • Average rating obtained by

    todaysgolfer
    11/03/2008
    1x10
    I had the pleasure of playing both the Palmer & the Smurfit courses the year before the Ryder Cup rate them the best courses I have played if you can avoid the enormous bunkers and the acres of water. A good challenge for any golfer.
    This rating for Arklow Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.todaysgolfer.co.uk
  • Average rating obtained by

    1golfEU
    16/08/2013
    2x10
    Arklow links course is win bit in the shadow of the European links course, Which one is A little bit further north - but I was surprised how nice this place is laid out A little bit South of Arklow.Friendliness and cleanliness is also here, and the few divots that were To find the fairway's, contributed to nothing our desire to play!If you want To find what is negative, you can call the two not so beautiful factories... but this is displaced 25 with the green fee of euro...Enjoys himself, then you know what I mean!
    This rating for Arklow Golf Club. is the average of 2 ratings obtained from www.1golf.eu
  • Average rating obtained by

    ukgolfguide
    26/06/2014
    7x9.7
    Really impressed by this resort. Got a very good 1 night, 2 round package playing a round on each of the courses there, both of which were better than I expected.The course they played the Ryder Cup on was a real treat, the layout was excellent and a very good test. The other course (Smurfit) is a tad easier but had some very interesting holes and the greens were fantastic.Hotel was very pleasant and I'd love to return.
    This rating for Arklow Golf Club. is the average of 7 ratings obtained from www.ukgolfguide.com

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