Druids Glen Golf Course

Ireland, Dublin and East
4.5 (6)
Designer: Pat Ruddy
Course Opened: 1995

Marketed as “the Augusta of Europe,” the shame with Druids Glen, apart from its marketing, is that there is a pretty decent golf course hidden beneath the cascading waterfalls, the stone bridges and the dazzling water fountains. Clearly aimed at the resort market, this is not a bad course by any stretch but on occasion the eye candy does get in the way of the golf. The 18th hole, for instance, is a solid closer where an aggressive line beside the fairway bunkers affords the best angle into a green protected by some rather cheesy waterfalls. Three of the short holes also play over ponds, with the other modeled on the approach into the Road Hole at St Andrews, but with a softer, shallower bunker. None quite strike the right chord. Better are par fours at the 13th and 15th each with water carry approach shots.


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