The European Club, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow
The links of The European Club was designed by Pat Ruddy and is owned and operated by him with the help of his family.
Ruddy is a golf-writer and golf course designer whose work will be found also at such highly regarded venues as Ballyliffin (Glashedy), Druids Glen, Rosapenna, Port Salon, St. Margaret's, Donegal (Murvagh) and Montreal Island Golf Club.
The European Club, as the name suggests, is designed as and destined to be a major links and a major club. The links features 20-holes (two extra holes are in play most days) of exciting links golf through tumbling dunes with dramatic views of the Irish Sea from no fewer than sixteen of the holes! Some of the holes play along the beach!
Ruddy discovered the property when he surveyed Ireland's coastline by helicopter in search for a classic golf location. The result is a magnificent addition to the world's short supply of approximately 160 true links (51 of these are in Ireland).
The policy at The European Club is to welcome guests every day except four days at Christmas. The small membership of 125 persons allows adequate space for visitors who must, however, take the precaution of requesting playing facilities in advance.
The links of The European Club is located in magnificent sand dunes on the Irish Sea about 35-miles south from Dublin city centre.
Locate Dublin midway on Ireland's east coast and then follow the coastline south to the coastal towns of Wicklow and Arklow. The links of The European Club is midway between these two towns and adjoins and runs up onto the southerly slopes of Mizen Head.
From Dublin Airport take the M50 south. It will eventually turn into the N11 and keep following this motorway south past Wicklow until you get to Jack Whites Inn (about 28-miles past Bray); turn left there into Brittas Bay. At the T-junction at the beach turn right and proceed 1.5-miles to the links
To get there from Dublin city center locate the N11 which begins in the suburb of Donnybrook and runs south past the town of Bray.
Follow the N11 until you see Jack Whites Inn on the left (about 28-miles past Bray); turn left there into Brittas Bay. At the T-junction at the beach turn right and proceed 1.5-miles to the links.T.
You must contact one of our managers in order to make your booking.
You may wish to fax details of your request in the first case to 0404-47449 (from outside Ireland dial 00-353-404-47449) or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our telephone number for reservations is 0404-47415 (from outside Ireland dial 00-353-404-47415) .
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The European Club, Brittas Bay, Wicklow, Ireland