Druids Glen Golf Resort

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About the Club

Druids Glen features prominently alongside the likes of the K Club, Mount Juliet, Carlow and Fota Island in every discussion of great inland golf courses. And while it's purely a matter of opinion as to which is best, the important thing to remember is that there's much more to Irish golf than its links courses. Druids Glen played host to the Irish Open Golf Championship from 1996 to 1999 and was voted European Golf Course of the year in 2000 at the prestigious Hertz International Travel Awards. It's said that every great course produces great champions and Druids Glen is no different, having produced winners of the calibre of Montgomery and Garcia.

Steeped in history, Druids Glen owes its name to the pagan high priests, or druids, who worshipped in the forested Wicklow countryside in the 5th century. A druid's altar at the 12th hole remains as proof of their inhabitation of the glen. Nestling between the Irish Sea and the Wicklow Mountains in an area known as the "Garden of Ireland" due to its impressive beauty, Druids Glen is both technically demanding and visually appealing. Often referred to as the "Augusta of Europe", the course has won high praise from many leading professionals and presents eighteen challenging holes, many of them making impressive use of water hazards.

Set in 400 acres of gently rolling wooded countryside, right from the off, it is apparent that Druids Glen is something special. It's always hard to pick the best holes on a course of this quality but some that do stand out on the front nine include the 6th and 8th. Rated as the second most difficult hole, the long uphill par four 6th requires a big drive to reach the green in two, and with trouble lurking to the right, the advice is to err to the left of the fairway. The par three 8th is a fairly short but picturesque hole, with water to the front and left of a sloping green. And, as is the tendency, if you miss the green to the right, a testing downhill pitch is required.

The homeward journey boasts some superb holes including the par four 13th, par three 17th and par four 18th. Rated as the most difficult on the course, the 13th is a magnificent hole, which plays from an elevated tee to a fairway lined by a stream on the right and woodland to the left, while great bravery is required to take on the green with your second shot, which must be played over an expanse of water. The par three 17th requires a long iron or wood to an island green protected front and back by bunkers and is the type of hole where bunker is a result. The closing hole is one of the finest in Ireland and requires a long accurate drive to allow contemplation of reaching the target in two. Otherwise just lay up and trust your wedge prowess.


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Druids Glen Course

Druids Glen is often referred to as "The Augusta of Europe". The flora and fauna of the Glen provide a colourful backdrop to a magnificent golf course. The forests and streams produce a haven for wildlife in what was once a home to the Druids. Design duo Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock were given the brief to create the best inland course in Ireland. The classic parkland course features many signature holes and provides golfers with a thrilling golf experience amidst a beautifully manicured landscape. The Druids Glen name originates from a stone altar of pre-christian worship, which was discovered during the construction of the golf course, in the thickly forested area overlooking the 12th Green. Today, a Druid stands proudly at the site as a reminder of the history of the Glen. Druids Glen was the Home of the Irish Open for 4 years from 1996 -'99. In 1996 & 1997, seven-time European No.1 Colin Montgomerie won the title. In 1998, he was denied a hat-trick of victories by David Carter in a dramatic playoff. In 1999 record Irish Open crowds witnessed teenager Sergio Garcia from Spain produce a final round 64 to capture his first professional victory. Druids Glen has played host to many of the world's great golfers, including the following "Major Winners": Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Seve Ballesteros, John Daly, Ian Woosnam, Jose-Maria Olazabal, Retief Goosen and Sandy Lyle. Druids Glen hosted the Seve Trophy in 2002. This event saw the leading Tour Professionals of Great Britain & Ireland play their counterparts from Continental Europe. The teams were captained by Colin Montgomerie and Seve Ballesteros. GB&I won by 14½ to 11½. In 2000/'01 Druids Glen was honoured to receive the award of European Golf Course of the Year, from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

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71/73
PAR
71
SSS
6202
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
4
389
2
3
3
8
162
3
4
4
16
328
4
4
4
7
398
5
5
5
17
484
6
4
5
2
413
7
4
4
6
377
8
3
3
11
140
9
4
4
15
350
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
10
372
11
5
5
13
465
12
3
3
12
148
13
4
4
1
451
14
4
4
14
294
15
4
4
9
369
16
5
5
18
475
17
3
3
5
168
18
4
5
3
419

Druids Heath Course

71/72
PAR
71
SSS
6054
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
5
406
2
5
5
12
524
3
3
3
9
165
4
5
5
18
488
5
3
3
4
149
6
4
4
7
363
7
4
4
2
350
8
4
4
14
313
9
4
4
10
347
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
6
371
11
3
3
13
147
12
4
5
1
419
13
4
4
8
337
14
3
3
17
148
15
5
5
16
408
16
4
4
3
417
17
4
4
11
339
18
4
4
15
363

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