Rosapenna Resort, Sandy Hills
7 courses


A larger than life character with passionate views on golf and design, Pat Ruddy was a writer before turning his hand to architecture and construction – famously at the European Club south of Dublin which Ruddy founded, financed and built from scratch. He also designed a course nearby at Druid’s Glen and Sandy Hills north at the Rosapenna Resort.

The European Club is Ruddy’s masterpiece, and it’s a layout that he has continued to tweak and modify over the years in a constant quest for course perfection. The construction itself is good, particularly the bunkers and greens, and the course is rightly regarded as one of the finest modern links in Europe.

For an independent appraisal of Pat Ruddy’s work or for general design advice please contact the Global Golf Group.