Bray Golf Club
Greystones Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
- par: 71 72
- length: 5.188 m 5.077 m
- slope: 72 72
- par: 71 72
- length: 5.188 m 5.077 m
- architect:Des Smyth & Declan Branigan
Overlooked by the nearby Wicklow Mountains, the golf course at Bray Golf Club is found to the south of the town of Bray in County Wicklow, Ireland. This inland course is located to the south of the capital Dublin and is around a 30 minute drive away by car. The stunning scenery and nearby mountains provide players not only with a great round of golf but a visual feast for the eyes.
The course was opened in 2003 and was designed by the duo of Des Smyth who has previously played in the Ryder Cup and Declan Branigan. Its parkland style strikes a fine balance between classic and contemporary and effortlessly fuses the two to create a unique and spectacular course that can appeal to a variety of golfers.
Bunkers and doglegs feature extensively within the course and careful consideration is needed to ensure that they don’t become the downfall of even the most skilled of players. Construction techniques involving a tiered style of fairway allow for a fair occurrence of sloping although a number of the holes are relatively flat. High specification sand based greens allow for play all year round on a superbly maintained surface.
Practice facilities at the course are extensive and include a generous putting green, chipping green, practice range and practice bunker area as well as two, net-enclosed practice bays. Away from the sporting aspect of the game, there is a clubhouse which houses a bar, restaurant and pro shop which can cater to the needs of players off the course. Golf lessons and tuition are also available at the club and is provided by the resident PGA accredited professional and should be arranged prior to the date of play.
Bray Golf Club welcomes visitors alongside members and has a variety of tee times that should be adaptable to most visitors’ schedules. Although priority is made to members there is still a good range of availability for visiting players. Green fee rates for this course are reasonable and vary depending upon the season. During the quieter times of the year there are usually an array of discounts and offers to be had; especially for groups of 4 or more players.
The club and course are relatively well connected in terms of transport and the fact that it is only half an hour’s drive away from the capital Dublin is advantageous. From there links to the rest of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland and further afield are plentiful for visiting players. There are a number of accommodation options in and around the nearby town of Bray as well as fellow nearby towns such as Kilruddery and Killarney. In terms of things to do in Bray away from the golf course, the town is the home to one of the National Sea Life Centre aquariums and can provide fun for all the family.
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Average rating obtained byThis rating for Bray Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.comOne of my personal top 5 courses played EVER!! Stunning views of County Wicklow and Bray especially when you hit the back 9. The 11th is a cracker of a view!! Greens running perfectly and true for 1st day of January!! Shop has lyle and scott jumpers for â‚¬45 and polo's for â‚¬35 in sale. Only negative is the spike bar. Terrible decor. Bar upstairs is far better (Round played: Jan 2013 - Score: 90 Handicap: 15.5)
Average rating obtained byThis rating for Bray Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.ukgolfguide.comA beuatiful day on a lovely course. Probably the fastest greens I have ever played, in fact too fast for many in our group, did spoil it somewhat. Tee to green an excellently prepared and presented course, but those greens!Lovely clubhouse and very good food; all in all the hospitality was very good.