Powerscourt Golf Club - East Course

Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 72 74
  • length: 5.930 m 5.333 m
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Description

  • holes:18
  • year:1996
  • par: 72 74
  • length: 5.930 m 5.333 m
  • architect:Peter McEvoy

Dating back to around the 13th century the estate on which the East Golf Course at Powerscourt Golf Club is situated is steeped in history. Found outside of the small, sleepy village of Enniskerry in County Wicklow to the East of Ireland the course is set within the 1000 acre estate of the famous Slazenger family.

One of two courses at the Powerscourt Golf Club the East course was opened in 1996 and was designed by former Walker Cup Captain Peter McEvoy. This championship golf course has played host to a number of tournaments and competitions over the years; most notably the Irish PGA of 1998 and the Irish Seniors open in 2001.

This 18-hole, parkland style course measures 5946m and has a par of 72. Features are well spread across the course and are diverse in nature. Expect a fusion of design with the natural environment to create an unforgettable course. A good selection of challenging holes and a scattering of water hazards as well as a beautifully contoured and undulating greens allow for a challenging round of golf. This is a serious test for golfers and requires a thorough demonstration of skill and prowess for players to do well here.

The courses and club at Powerscourt are well equipped with regards to facilities. Although originally opened in 1996 at the same time as the East course, the club house was updated in 2003 so as to accommodate the demands of both courses. The state of the art building houses a bar, restaurant and professional golf shop well-stocked with merchandise and equipment. There are also full changing room facilities and lockers available for players.

Tee times for the East course have a fair availability which varies depending upon the season. Green fee rates for the course are reasonable for the quality and ranking of the course and some discounts are available across the course of the year making play here even better value.

Getting to the East course at Powerscourt is relatively easy thanks to its proximity to the Irish capital, Dublin which is only a 20 minute car journey away. Dublin itself is well connected by rail and air which makes this a good choice of course for visitors from further afield.

Accommodation options near to the course are quiet extensive and will suit the tastes of most. However the estate also houses The Powerscourt Hotel which offers luxury accommodation to visit and is very close to the course. The hotel has everything from fine dining to onsite Spa so can be enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers alike.

For more information about this golf course including ratings and reviews made by fellow golfers please see to the left of this page.

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Reviews (14)

  • Average rating obtained by

    golfShake
    13/03/2015
    9x9.8
    Lovely course and facilities. Shame about my own performance but putting that down to arriving from Australia the previous day! : D(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 107 Handicap: )
    This rating for Powerscourt Golf Club. is the average of 9 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.com
  • Average rating obtained by

    top100golfcourses
    21/11/2010
    3x6.7
    Powerscourt possesses two golf courses the East and the West. Both parkland encircling the much celebrated Powerscourt, owned and run by the Slazenger family, famous for sporting goods. Due to the economic boom experienced in late 1990's in Ireland Powerscourt along with places like Druids Glen, Rathsallagh and the K Club became popular clubs for many people who found new money but found the waiting list in traditional Dublin Clubs too taxing and time consuming.In my opinion the better of the two courses at Powerscourt is the East which was designed by Peter McEvoy, however I must stress it is only considered better as it is stacked alongside the much maligned West course. The most memorable holes on this course are at the start and finish to the round, with many of the holes around the middle leaving alot to be desired. The second is an interesting dog leg right-left uphill par 5, with a huge oak tree situated in the middle of the approach to the green having to be dealt with. The 16th is a nice medium length par 3 with an interesting green played to at an angle from the tee with a lake lurking for anyone who comes up short. The 17th is the strongest hole on the course I feel. A right to left sweeping par 5, played from an elevated tee to a green guarded by water to the front and right and on the left by dense gorse. This hole possesses my favourite attribute of course design the "risk reward" factor, with the player being presented with a realistic eagle opportunity if he is aggressive and accurate with his tee shot and his approach.As I mentioned the above three holes are far and away the best on the course, with the other 15 leaving serious question marks. I would not normally be one to make sweeping statements but Powerscourt I believe is one of the most overrated golf complexes in Europe, the two courses are extremely average and I cannot believe two such distinguished designers could not produce a better collection of holes across an almost blank canvas. The noteriety Powerscourt achieves most definitely is related to its proximity to Dublin(12 Miles) and as such it receives very undeserved praise, from people who have little or no knowledge of what constitutes a real golf course. If I had the choice I would much sooner play McEvoy's creation at Rathsallagh, it is I believe the most natural newly created parkland course I have ever seen, the course blends in with exceptionally beautiful surroundings, mature trees and stunning water features. I believe this course has un-limited potential and would stress upon anyone to play it, it would be an exceptional venue for a tour event. If I was to rank in order the Dublin suburban new parkland courses my list would appear as follows 1. K Club Palmer 2. Druids Glen 3. Rathsallagh 4. Carton House Montgomerie 5. Palmerstown House 6. The Heritage 7 Luttrelstown Castle 8 K Club Smurfit 9 Carton House O Meara 10 Castleknock Nick
    This rating for Powerscourt Golf Club. is the average of 3 ratings obtained from www.top100golfcourses.co.uk
  • Average rating obtained by

    ukgolfguide
    09/03/2010
    1x10
    the east course is a stunning with the wicklow mountains and beautiful scenery as a backdrop.local town of enniskerry , the driveway up and the buildings on the complex all add to the experience.all the greens are inviting,good quality and well shaped surrounded by well maintained bunkers in many cases.very impressive front nine.holes 16,17,18 are the stars.amazing picturesque finishing holes.
    This rating for Powerscourt Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.ukgolfguide.com
  • Average rating obtained by

    golfReisWijzer
    01/06/2011
    1x9.2
    Beautiful job in a very nice environment we had a nice offer greenfee and an Irish breakfast at 57 euro pp on the east course. Tip we stayed at the summerhill hotel nice hotel around the corner and not expensive.
    This rating for Powerscourt Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.golfreiswijzer.nl

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