Powerscourt Golf Club - West Course

Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 72 72
  • length: 5.955 m 5.102 m
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  • Powerscourt Golf Club - West Course
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  • holes:18
  • slope: 72 75
  • year:2003
  • par: 72 72
  • length: 5.955 m 5.102 m
  • architect:David McClay Kidd

Found in County Wicklow, Ireland just outside of the small town of Enniskerry the West golf course is one of two courses at the Powerscourt Golf Club. It lies in the estate of the well-known Slazenger family whose wealth and affluence is rooted in the production of sporting goods and equipment. It is situated in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains which add to the stunning scenery of the course and the amazing panoramas that can be viewed from it.

The West course is the newer of the two and was opened in 2003. It was designed by the well known David McClay Kidd who has worked his magic on a plethora of courses across the globe. Like the East Course at Powercourt, the West has a variety of features to appeal to golfers of all styles and skills.

This 18 hole course measures just short of 6383 metres and has a par of 72. The course features a variety of challenging holes and its sympathetic design utilises and incorporates many of the surrounding natural features including a number of lakes and mature trees. The fairways of the West course are of a generous width and the greens are considered to be a little larger than the norm. Bunkers feature prominently in the course and further add to what is a challenging and interesting yet still enjoyable course.

With regards to facilities at the course, Powerscourt is well equipped to meet the needs and demands of all golfers. The clubhouse for the courses was rejuvenated in 2003 to coincide with the opening of the West Course and features both a bar and restaurant to provide players with ample refreshment after their rounds. In terms of more specific golfing features, the clubhouse boasts modern changing facilities for all players as well as a well-appointed golf shop for all of those equipment and merchandise needs. The clubhouse can also act as a venue for corporate events and functions making it a great destinations for those wanting to combine work life with the sport.

Tee times for the West course are numerous and can availability changes somewhat with the seasons. Green fee rates for this course are very competitive considering the high quality of this course and its beautiful location. Discounts and offers are also available at selected times of the year especially for larger groups of players of 4 or more.

Thanks to its proximity to the Irish capital and metropolitan hub that is Dublin getting to the West course at Powerscourt is relatively easy by various forms of transport. A popular accommodation chosen by players is the Powerscourt hotel which is also part of the 1000 acre Slazenger estate and offers a variety of luxury accommodation.

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Reviews (14)

  • Average rating obtained by

    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
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    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

    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
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    Mooie baan in een hele mooie omgeving wij hadden een mooie aanbieding greenfee en een iers ontbijt voor 57 euro pp op de east course.Tip wij verbleven in het summerhill hotel om de hoek heerlijk hotel en niet duur.
    This rating for Powerscourt Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.golfreiswijzer.nl