Druids Glen owner Hugo Flinn presented his designers Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddoch with the brief: "Build me the finest parkland course in Ireland, whatever the cost". The course certainly is in one league with heavyweights such as the K Club, Mount Juliet or Fota Island Golf Club Cork.
Only opened in 1995, it had been chosen as the venue for the Murphy's Irish Open in 1999. In 2000 Druids Glen won the European Golf Course of the Year award. Nestling between the Irish Sea and the Wicklow Mountains, the course enjoys an abundance of wildlife as it takes centre stage in the Garden County of Ireland. It is a magnificent, undulating and well-wooded parkland course and well deserving of its label as Europe's answer to Augusta. The liberally distributed water hazards, bunkers and the length of the course make this a challenging test for golfers.
Druid's Heath is a spectacular new addition to the already impressive Druids Glen and opened in September 2003, with the front nine overlooking the Irish Sea and the back nine nestling in the Wicklow Mountains. Rolling fairways, natural rock quarries, lakes, trees, streams, gorse, pot bunkers and gently undulating greens are just some of the characteristics of this is a links style heathland course. With an incredible 275 yards, it boasts one of the world longest Par 3's.
"Outstanding. The best golf course we played in Ireland." Guest Comment