Royal Dublin Golf Club, North Bull Island, Dollymount, Dublin
Harry Colt, a legend in golf design, created the links of Royal Dublin in the 1920s. It was set among the dunes of Bull Island in a classic out-and-back format.
Around the turn of the millennium, with improvements in club and ball technology resulting in the prodigious length of modern golfers, a new approach was needed.
Renowned course architect Martin Hawtree was engaged by the members to update the Holt design. Hawtree has lengthened the course, adding 18 new raised and contoured greens, and transformed sections of the course.
Now well over 7,000 yards off the championship tees, Royal Dublin is a sterling test of all golfing skills – ball striking and, most of all, course management.
he Royal Dublin Golf Club is located on the Bull Island Nature Reserve, separated from the world by Dublin Bay, yet only minutes from historic Dublin and convenient to both the city and the airport. This famous links course has been drawn on the lines suggested by the surrounding nature reserve, and provides a test of golf that has been enjoyed by golfing greats and amateurs alike for over 100 years. Our course and luxury facilities are available to visitors year round and our professional staff are waiting to assist you. We invite you to learn more about Royal Dublin, book a round online, and visit our historic locale. Join us, and become a part of our history.
Our Own Legend… Christy O’Connor
Christy O’Connor joined Royal Dublin in 1959 as club professional and his association with the club continues to this day. Christy’s eagle-birdie-eagle finish to win the Carroll’s International at Royal Dublin in 1966 still ranks as the finest finish to any Irish professional golf tournament and is a special memory. He was the first golfer to play in 10 consecutive Ryder Cup matches, just one of his many accomplishments.
“For over 40 years I have been proud of my association with Royal Dublin. On behalf of the members and management I welcome you, and I hope you will enjoy the course and the hospitality as much as I have over the years.”
The links is the star attraction at Royal Dublin, complemented by an excellent practice ground with both putting and chipping greens.
The distinctive clubhouse was recently upgraded to provide the highest levels of comfort, matched by good old-fashioned service.
The Locker Rooms are spacious, modern and staffed, with complementary towels for members and visitors alike.
Dining can be in the formal Dining Room for larger parties, in the Moran Room upstairs with superb views of the course, or in the privacy of the function room which can cater for parties of up to 25.
A relaxing drink can be had in the Christy O’Connor Room (jacket and tie required) or the less formal Lumsden Room.