Druids Glen Resort - Druids Glen
Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
- par: 71 73
- length: 6.560 m 5.220 m
- par: 71 73
- length: 6.560 m 5.220 m
- architect:Tom Craddock & Pat Ruddy
The Druids Glen Resort is home to two championship courses, one of which is the Druids Glen golf course. The resort is based in Newtown Mount Kennedy, a quaint town just over 30 minutes south of Dublin in County Wicklow, Ireland.
The Druids Glen golf course is also known as “the Augusta of Europe” due to the number of championships it has held since it’s opening in 1995, as just a year after opening it was chosen as the host of the Irish Open four years running.
Druids Glen was designed by Tom Craddock and Pat Ruddy, both very famous golf landscapers in their own right, and is a beautiful yet challenging 18 hole parkland course with a par of 71.
Green Fees are lower than average for such a famous course, with only a slight increase in the summer season. Clubs and buggies of a very high quality are available to rent from the resort, although booking must be made in advance.
The club boasts a variety of practice facilities, including a covered driving range, pitching, putting and chipping greens and a three hole short course allowing you to adequately prepare yourself for the trial the course itself presents.
Extensive golf lessons are available on request with the onsite professional, for both individuals and groups. The club also has a pro shop stocked with everything you need for the perfect round of golf, and locker rooms and changing facilities for men and women.
Druids Glen has its own luxury hotel along with a bar and choice of restaurants within the grounds, as well as a spa and health club with exercise classes, sauna and swimming pool facilities.
The club ensures it caters to the needs of everyone, with everything from wedding venues to conference facilities, children’s playground and babysitting services.
The weather in Wicklow is generally cloudy, but remains dry the majority of the time, providing ideal golfing conditions. The area offers a host of activities such as horseback riding, fishing, sailing and kayaking, and is home to several must-see heritage sites.
You can view all the packages we have on offer which include this course here, or to find local hotels and other customer reviews, simply look to the left hand side of the screen.
golf course condition
value for money
Golf courses nearby
- jogolferCaddy2 reviews
Druids Glen13/01/2014this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.LI played this course in August 2013. It is a beautiful very well kept parkland course with some tricky obstacles. The clubhouse provides spectacular views of the course and the surrounding scenery, and the staff were very helpful. We stayed in the hotel in Druids Glen and the entire resort has a wonderful welcoming atmosphere. The par 3’s are incredible, amazing scenery as well as a tough challenge. The course is definitely one of the best and I will be returning to play it again soon!
Average rating obtained byThis rating for Druids Glen Resort. is the average of 20 ratings obtained from www.top100golfcourses.co.ukJust arrived back from a fantastic 2 day stay at the Druids Glen Resort and what a 2 days it was....the weather was fantastic and the Glen course was simply amazing. I have played many great courses in Ireland from the K-Club, to Waterville but this is one I had been looking forward to seeing and it does not fail to deliver. The par 3's - in particular no 8 and 12 - are simply the best I think I've played and the tee-shot and walk down to the fairway from the whites on number 13 will stay with me for a long time. For saying how wet this "summer" has been the course was in fantastic condition and I expressed to the pro that I could not believe how fast the greens were running despite this. In summery this is simply a MUST-PLAY for anyone thats loves playing challenging golf in glorious surroundings...so just about everybody!
Average rating obtained byThis rating for Druids Glen Resort. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.todaysgolfer.co.ukWhen a course is dubbed "the Augusta of Europe" you feel it maybe a little too much pressure for a golf course to live upto. In the case of Druids Glen, it's not a problem. From the minute you drive though the gates of the club you feel you are in a special place. Little hints of the golf course that you can see as you arrive are a taster for a magnificent golfing experience. If theres any fault to be made, the Pro Shop is small but the welcome is first class and i was soon out onto the first tee.The course itself is classic mature parkland with fast sloping greens well protected by many bunkers and a number of lakes that are not just for show but slap bang in play. The highlight are the superb set of Par 3's, 3 of which are over water, not for the faint hearted. The 12 is a highlight, tucked away in a corner of the course, a toweing iron is required from a raised tee down to a generous green but it seems to take forever for your ball to land safely over the waiting water. Just when you think your safe after negotiating that hole comes the 13th. A devilishly tough par 4, a tee shot hugging the right side is needed to have any chance of taking on an approach of 200 yards plus over water, a par 5 for us mere mortles really. Monty took 7 here apparently so i was more than happy with my up and down for Bogey! Th speactacular holes just keep coming. 200 yards plus over water to an island green await you at the 17th and the 18th is beautiful but tough at 450 plus into the wind uphill as it was when i played it. I kept my ball dry until my third shot to 18 but by then i was already savouring a superb days golf at a special venue.Make an effort to play this gem of a course in the the beautiful surroundings of County Wicklow, the garden of ireland.