Druids Glen in DG IRELAND TOP 150 – 2021
In terms of colour, rhythm, variety and sheer intrigue there is no Irish course to compare with Druids Glen. This is thrilling golf from start to finish and the club possesses the best set of par threes on the island. Despite the youthful age of the course (1995), Druids Glen feels so much older, flowing over rolling, mature parkland packed with wildlife.
It is by no means an easy course – much of the back nine is laced with water – but this is all about the many thrilling shots on many thrilling holes. It doesn’t get much better than the par three 8th and 12th, both in enchanting settings: both promise a watery end for the faint of heart. And the par four 13th is revered and feared in equal measure.
The course and facilities will undergo a major revamp in the very near future, very much securing its reputation as one of Ireland’s best parklands.
Favourite Hole: The par four 13th is one of the best and toughest holes in the country. From a dramatic, high tee the fairway disappears around a cliff-face and beyond a stream. The long approach has to overcome a lake.
What’s in the Bag? The par threes will absorb you, but you’ll need to avoid all of the water.