Royal Dublin Golf Club
North Bull Island Nature Reserve, Dollymount, Dublin 3, Ireland
- par: 72
- length: 6.647 m
- par: 72
- length: 6.647 m
- architect:Harry Colt
Nestled in Dublin Bay on Bull Island the golf course which is part of The Royal Dublin Golf Club is unique in a many number of ways. Accessible by bridges from the mainland this course is in a beautiful and secluded spot yet is less than 5km away from the bustling city centre of the capital of Ireland, Dublin. Found on the East coast of the country the surrounding area is home to many more fantastic golf courses including those at the Portmarnock and Sutton Golf Clubs.
The club is proud to hold the official title of the second oldest golf club in Ireland and was first formed in 1885. It was originally known as just Dublin Golf Club however in 1891 it received the Royal prefix. Both the club and course have a rich and extensive history and include events such as those during the First World War when the club was taken over by the military to help with the war effort and in 1943 when the clubhouse was destroyed by fire. Thanks to its colourful history the course has been modelled using many revered hands including, most notably, those of Harry S.Colt and Martin Hawtree.
Thanks to the most recent work and redevelopment the course now measures some 6645 metres and has a par of 72. A classic links course which has been defined by The Links Association as an official true links of the world the course has a whole host of features to keep players entertained and challenge their strengths and skills.
Facilities at the Royal Dublin Club are extensive and the clubhouse has a very classical feel and charm yet boasts all amenities modern players will need. There are a number of formal bars and meeting rooms as well as a large dining area. Locker rooms are also housed within the clubhouse. There is also a well-stocked professional golf shop which is staffed by professionals who can offer help and advice on all purchases. Practice facilities at the club are also excellent and can be found in the area known as “The Garden”; said facilities include a chipping and putting green as well as a driving range and a number of practice nets.
Due to its prestigious nature tee time availability at this club for visitors is quite restricted as the member presence here is strong thanks, in part, with its proximity to Dublin. However if booked far enough in advance there should be suitable time for most. Green fee rates here reflect the high quality and select nature of this course and club and the prestige associated with playing here. There are a number of discounts available to play here in the low season too which offer a generous saving.
Getting to the course from the rest of Ireland and the rest of the world is easy and straightforward and Dublin and the airport are only a short distance away. Accommodation options within the capital itself are also plentiful and there will be something to suit all tastes and budgets.
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