Druids Glen Golf Course, Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow.
Druids Glen Golf Resort in Wicklow consists of Druids Glen Golf Course, Druids Heath Golf Course, Woodstock House and the Druids Glen Marriott Hotel & Country Club Wicklow. The Resort is ideally located just 30 minutes south of Dublin in County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland and is the idea location if you are planning a Golf Holiday in Ireland and looking for an unbeatable golf hotel near Dublin.
Druids Glen was originally the Woodstock Estate, which dates back to 1600, when it formed part of Sir Thomas Wentworth's landholding. Woodstock House, the clubhouse at Druids Glen, was built in 1770. The ideal location for a Dublin golfing holiday, the Druids Glen name originates from a stone altar of pre-Christian worship, which was discovered during the construction of the golf course, in the thickly forested area overlooking the 12th Green. Today, a Druid stands proudly at the site as a reminder of the history of the Glen.
Known as "the Augusta of Europe", the parkland in Druids Glen golf courses Wicklow, was designed by Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock, opened in 1995 and was the Home of the Irish Open in 1996, '97, '98 and '99, with Colin Montgomerie winning twice, before losing a playoff to David Carter in 1998. In 1999, Sergio Garcia won his first professional tournament worldwide with a dramatic Irish Open victory at Druids Glen.
In 2000/'01 Druids Glen was honoured to receive the "European Golf Course of the Year" Award from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. In 2002, it hosted the Seve Trophy, a biennial event between the leading Tour Players of Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe.
The opening of the Druids Glen Marriott Hotel & Country Club in 2002, enables visitors from all over the world to play and stay in a golfer's paradise. This exquisite Wicklow Hotel, which is ideal if you are planning a Dublin golfing trip, features 148 luxurious guestrooms complete with Swimming Pool, Leisure & Spa facilities, Druids Restaurant, Flynn's Steakhouse & Fairways Grill and State of the art Business and Conference Facilities - the perfect retreat for business or leisure.
The creation of the sensational Druids Heath championship course, which opened for play in September 2003, has achieved the objective of Druids Glen becoming one of the World's Finest Golf Resorts.
Described as "Nature's Gift to Golf", Druids Heath golf course near Dublin is situated on a unique piece of land that provides golfers with spectacular views of Mountains, Sea and Irish Countryside. Druids Heath is true to the history of the great game and a complete contrast in design to the parkland Druids Glen course. The variety of exciting challenges and the spectacular setting produce an unforgettable golfing experience on this unique and thrilling golf course which combines links, heathland and parkland golf.
Druids Heath is a challenging Irish golf course, ready to provide the ultimate examination to the World's most accomplished players. The course has already played host to reigning U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen, Sergio Garcia, Darren Clarke, Sam Torrance, Ian Poulter, Paul McGinley and many other leading Tour Professionals.
In recognition of the magnificent development of the Resort, from Druids Glen to Druids Heath and the Druids Glen Marriott Hotel, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, IAGTO, bestowed the ultimate golf industry award of “European Golf Resort of the Year” on Druids Glen Golf Resort in 2005
Druids Glen Golf Resort, Newtownmountkennedy, Co.Wicklow, Ireland. Tel: 353-1-2873600 Email: email@example.com