Luttrellstown Castle Golf & Country Club is situated within the 567 acre walled estate of Luttrellstown Castle, only 20 minutes’ drive to the centre of Dublin City and Dublin Airport. The 18-hole championship parkland course has undergone a complete redevelopment – all of the 18 holes has been modified and enhanced. The Golf & Country Club is located on the eastern side of the estate and is bounded by mature woodlands. The natural contours of the land have been cleverly used to maintain the integrity of this ancient landscape
The course measures over 7347 yards from the championship tees, making it a worthy test for golfers of the highest standard. Water is featured on 11 holes, accurate tee shots determine where and how much of the hazard must be crossed. The view from the 15th tee down across the Liffey Valley and Strawberry Beds is spectacular, while the par four 2nd presents visitors with the first glimpse of the castle. A view of a romantic Doric Temple and quaint Boathouse also adds to the appeal of this hole. The stretch between the 12th and 16th holes is the most demanding on the course as it is here most games are won or lost.
Full practice facilities are available, including chipping and putting greens. Expert golf tuition is also available from residential professionals.
Luttrellstown Castle Golf Club
18 holes parkland course with links style bunkers
Driving range composed of a short game area and 3 hole short course
Buggies, Electric trolleys and Club sets available for hire.
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The inaugural West of Ireland Amateur Open Championship was held in August 1923 at County Sligo Golf Club. The first winner, from a field of 42 competitors was Larry Vernon who was home from South Africa on holidays. J Lindsay Crabbe, affectionately known as Bonzo, a member of Foxrock G.C. was the second winner in 1924, the year he also won the South of Ireland.
In earlier years, the championship was decided over 36 holes and was dominated by two of the greats of Irish Amateur golf – Joe Carr from Sutton and Co. Sligo’s own Cecil Ewing (left). Between them they contested in the final on 24 occasions, with Carr winning 12 titles to Ewing’s 10.
Let’s take a look at the course, County Sligo Golf Club
Today, the event is decided following 36 holes of qualifying strokeplay, with the top 64 players going head to head over six rounds of matchplay with the champion emerging after five days of golf.
All of Ireland’s international amateur golfers and practically all of our present day professionals have played in the West of Ireland Championship at County Sligo Golf Club.
Three times Major Champion Padraig Harrington won his first senior title at the West of Ireland in 1994, while Rory McIlroy was the youngest ever winner of the West in 2005 at the tender age of 15, and made it a double by winning again in 2006.
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In 2008 Shane Lowry claimed the coveted title. A year later he became only the third amateur to win a European Tour title when he captured the ‘3’ Irish Open at County Louth Golf Club in Baltray, turning pro shortly after.
“The Golf Course at Adare Manor is ready to take its place among the best championship courses anywhere when it opens in March 2018.”
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Accprding to the Adare Manor website, | “Celebrated golf architect Tom Fazio has taken what was already an award-winning course and transformed it into a parkland paradise befitting a country in the top tier of global golfing destinations. The new course has been created in harmony with the outstanding natural beauty of its surroundings: lush, softly rolling terrain, mature tree scaping, and the sweeping banks of the River Maigue.”
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“Off the tee, the wide fairways have strategic bunkering, mature hardwood trees, and contoured slopes which place an emphasis on shot placement. While not overly difficult in appearance, this firm and fast sand capped layout requires the proper line and angle of attack to score. The subtle greens in the latest Pure Distinction bentgrass with full Sub Air system feature unique shapes that create a variety of hole locations requiring careful thought and club selection on the approach shots.”
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“In the past, most players have travelled to Ireland to play the wild Atlantic Links layouts. Now Ireland can also offer the finest inland parkland traditional style layout, with an emphasis on strategic shot placement, set on the grounds of one of the finest manor hotels in the world.”
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“However, as every great golfer knows, it’s all about the numbers, so here they are: • 12,055 square metres of Pure Distinction bentgrass USGA putting surfaces • New perennial ryegrass tees and fairways • 170 acres of low-cut sand capped grass, wall to wall, with no rough in play • Sub Air systems in all greens to remove moisture thru vacuum pumps to maintain firm conditions every day • 77,000 linear meters of gravel trenches and perforated pipes • 41 capillary concrete strategic bunkers with the finest Scottish sand • 180,000 tonnes of sand • 1291 sprinkler heads • 127 newly planted mature trees • 77 new tee boxes measuring 10,777 square metres • 6600 square metres of closely-mown teeing area on our new practice facility • 12,055 square metres of Pure Distinction bentgrass putting surfaces • 17,003 square metres of A4 bentgrass approach surfaces • 6641 square metres of bunkers • 50 Greenskeepers • 170,000 square metres of perfectly manicured fairway • Water features on 14 holes • 1 River Maigue.” ***All images and information owned by Adare Manor https://www.adaremanor.com/golf/***
Between two golfers of equal physical skills, the player with superior course management skills will almost always be the one to prevail.
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The Island Golf Club was founded in 1890 thus making it one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland. Besides being one the first twelve golf clubs founded in Ireland, it is the third oldest in Dublin and predates Portmarnock Golf Club by four years.
“In September 1887 four men rowed across the channel which separates the North Dublin village of Malahide from the spur of land to the north known locally as the Island. Their mission was to survey the wilderness and assess its suitability as a golf links.”
The early course, comprising eighteen individual holes, was laid out generously in terms of land as the founder members, precluded from any serious earth-moving, followed the valleys between the sand hills. The course has altered several times since that time, however, to become the championship course of today.
US Open Champion @DJohnsonPGA played “The Island Golf Club” in preparation for “The Open” 2016.
The Island, host to The Open regional qualifying, has been visited to many big names over the years such as Dan Marino and @McIlroyRory
The Island provides the perfect Open warm up with its traditional links style and long rough! It is a course not for the light-hearted, but a challenge in itself that all golfer must experience. A true links course. Once ranked in the “Top 100 Golf courses in the world”.
Frosty morning at the Island.
The Island Golf Club Hole 10
Rory McIlroy’s longest drove was on the 10th hole at the Island Golf Club during the European Youths.
Rory made the par five 10th look like a small par four, smashing the ball past the last bunker. The drive was his longest drive ever in competition until recently.
Rory has since spoken of the drive in an interview, after the Wells Fargo.
“Q. What’s the longest drive you’ve hit in competition?
RORY MCILROY: I hit one when I was 15 at the Island Golf Club 405 or something.
Q. Where was that?
RORY MCILROY: The Island Golf Club near Dublin.”
Rory McIlroy, has since broken this record with this amazing strike.
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“WOW,” was all Tiger Woods could say as the early morning fog cleared to reveal the 15th tee at The Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale, County Cork He has a point: humpback whales splashing in the swirling waters, swooping seabirds and scampering hares – you’re at one with nature’s immense power on Ireland’s links. Just be sure to keep your eyes on the ball… Someone who will help keep your eyes on the fairways is the caddy. They know the fairways best, save you plenty of shots, and will probably be the best four hours’ conversation you’ll ever have on a golf course!
“I had such a great time in Ireland that I’ve been coming over ever since.”
Of course, it’s not all over after the 18th. The late US Open and US PGA Champion Payne Stewart felt right at home when he visited the 19th hole in Waterville – The Butler Arms Hotel: “We get into the pub and get around a piano,” said Stewart of his post-round routine. “I bring out my harmonica and the next thing you know it’s about 4am!” You see, finishing a round of golf doesn’t mark the end of the day in Ireland. Round here we always carry on to the 19th.
No licence or membership is required to play golf in Ireland. All you have to do is find the courses, book your tee times and turn up – or choose an operator to arrange it all for you.
There are fewer than 200 links golf courses in the world – Ireland has 50 of them.
In Ireland during summer, days are long – it’s light at 6.30am and doesn’t get dark until after 10pm, so you have plenty of playing time.
You won’t need a tuxedo in Ireland, but there are dress codes – smart casual works.
Some of my fondest memories of great golfing holes in the world, include the number four and five holes at Lahinch.
Don’t be afraid to mix things up. Invite a member or two to join your group and have a fun fourball…loser buys drinks at the 19th hole!
Don’t just check out a course’s signature hole – check out its history. In Killeen Castle (former Solheim Cup host), County Meath, for instance, your play was dictated by the fairies. Designer Jack Nicklaus wanted to tuck the 12th green into the left, but it would have meant cutting down a hawthorn tree, considered in Ireland to be a fairy tree… the tree was left intact for fear of bad luck and so a big drive leading to a small green is where the magic now happens
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The top five players on the Race To Amendoeira Order of Merit at the end of the tournament will earn progression to the second-tier Challenge Tour, but with £22,500 going to the Sky Sports Tour Championship winner, any one of the players could earn promotion.