The European Club

Brittas Bay, Wicklow, Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 71 71
  • length: 6.725 m 5.810 m
8.8 55 Reviews This Club is the 7# of 341 in Ireland
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  • holes:18
  • slope: 72 74
  • year:1987
  • par: 71 71
  • length: 6.725 m 5.810 m
  • architect:Pat Ruddy

The European Golf Club is situated just an hour away from Dublin, in Brittas Bay, County Wicklow of  Ireland, and regularly appears amongst the best golf courses in league tables.

The club was founded in 1987 by its designer Pat Ruddy, whose work can be seen at some of the most highly regarded golf courses in Ireland. The course continues to be run by Mr. Ruddy and his family to this day, providing a unique family-feel to the clubhouse.

The course is made up of 18 holes laid out over 6725m of luscious Irish landscape with a par of 71, with magnificent views of the Irish Sea over the lush sand dunes which cover the course.

As is expected of Ireland, the weather is normally cloudy with patches of rain, but these do not normally prevent gameplay as the course was designed with the weather conditions in mind.

There is plenty to do in the area, not only are there several other golf courses but there is also the famous Wicklow’s Gaol and various lavish gardens such as Powerscourt Gardens that are a definite must-see on visiting Brittas Bay.

Green fees are higher than usual in Ireland, and tee times are booked in groups of 4. Ride-on golf cars, pull trolleys and clubs are all available to hire from the club, as well as having a professional shop and restaurant on-site.

There are hotels and B&Bs in the area to suit every requirement , and you will find them underneath the  reviews  section on the left hand side of the page. See what other customers are saying about this course in the above section too.

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Reviews (55)

  • Caddy
    4 reviews


    Not sure if its my favorite course but it is definitely one of the best I have played in my life. It was a long and hard course but so much fun! The 12th with its humongous green and the 13th with 4 bunkers on the left side and the sea on the right was the most memorable holes during my round. It is a course out of the ordinary with creative and innovative design. The humorous scorecard was a fun addition as well.
    The European Club
    9.0 / 10 stars
    this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.L
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    Despite of the quality of the resort, the golf course left me disappointed, considering the ranking. Having played 50+ links courses in Britain & Ireland, this too high in the rankings. There are some great holes (2nd, 3rd, 11 to 14) - indeed 11 and 12 are as good as anything on any golf course. Liked the bunkering design using wooden sleepers. Off the tips this would be an awesome challenge for pros. This may be the issue, as it is a modern course, it is built for the pros, so substance over style. As a 6 handicap golfer I like style and wow, and in the main, the European did not offer this. Not worth the green fee unfortunately. Having purchased the book describing the building of the course (by Pat Ruddy), I wanted to love it, but just could not. Sorry
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    A golf course at its finest but mega hard! Anyone who is not on the fairway should to play an extra ball, as no ball in the bushes! We have lost also balls in the bunker, because these sides are lined with wooden planks and when the ball hits them, they are in anywhere!You should keep his score in the eye, but enjoy the place.Course owners very friendly and obliging.
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    I have to say I have played course all over Ireland and this is still the best. If you are a long hitter don't bring the driver but you need to bring you best short game. Length off the tee is negated
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