The European Club opened for play in 1993 and is currently ranked the fourth best golf course in Ireland.
The course was designed by Pat Ruddy, who has been pivotal in creating the global phenomenon in golf tourism to the Emerald Isle. The golf course is really unique in that there are 20 holes of golf to play. Patt wanted to eliminate any long walks between holes and therefore created an additional two pars 3’s.
Tiger Woods holds the current course record here with 67 played over 18 holes with 71. If combining all twenty holes is on your agenda (and it should be), you will be playing golf on a par 77 golf course.
The European Golf Club is located on Brittas Bay, 35 miles south of Dublin and just 5 miles South of Wicklow town.
The course does not have a bad hole, and the seventh is currently ranked within the top 100 golf holes of the world.
The design of the course has been laid out to challenge amateurs to the world's very best. The bunker placement is phenomenal and a bit on the scary side as they have all been linked with railway sleepers, which create very rugged and attractive hazards but you certainly do not want a ricochet from one.
We advise picking your tee positions carefully, and in picking the correct ones for your skill level, you will enjoy one of the most enjoyable rounds of golf.
The 12th hole, a decent length par 4 is one of the quirkiest holes in golf where the green is stretched over 120 yards in-depth, You can find some very long putts over this tremendous links course.
The two extra holes are (7a) a short Par 3 and (12a) a perfect 160 yard Par 3.
The European Club should be part of any Dublin or South East golf tour in Ireland, and as well as having no less than three holes ranked within the top 500 golf holes of the world (1 within the top 100) you will find some of the most stunning Links golf anywhere we can think of.
You will be spoiled with views over the Irish Sea on no less than sixteen of the twenty holes.
The 7th (top 100 Ranking) will allow players the opportunity to play directly south towards the Irish Sea, Although you are almost guaranteed to be playing directly into the wind, It is one hell of a tee shot. There is no room for error left or right, so make sure you find the middle of the fairway from the tee.
A pond comes into play on the left fairway just 150 yards from the green center. If you are playing with a tailwind, this will be a factor from the tee, Likewise if playing from further forward tees is worth measuring up before aiming.