What we say
The European Golf Club is one of the hardest golf courses in Ireland – and one of the best.
Writer-turned-architect Pat Ruddy owns The European Golf Club, runs the club and designed the course. Never has a course been dominated by one man as here.
After your game, expect to find this force of nature in the modest clubhouse, wondering what you thought of his course.
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It is very likely you will utter something like ‘well, it was a test because no-one – not Tiger Woods, not Padraig Harrington, not Mark O’Meara – has come to The European and found it anything other than exacting.
That is Ruddy’s trademark; from Ballyliffin to Rosapenna to Donegal and his renovations at Ireland’s other great links, his calling card is often relentless challenge.
The European is a bold, modern links with robust holes that will test your brain and brawn.
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It has memorable holes and is a memorable experience; in fact, when you travel to Dublin, it is an essential experience along with Portmarnock.
Harrington played the Irish PGA here to warm-up for The Open, thinking that if his game was good enough for The European, it was good enough for anything Birkdale and co could throw at him.
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- Address The European Club, Brittas Bay, Wicklow, Ireland, , Wicklow
- Tel 00-353-404-47415
- Website www.theeuropeanclub.com
|Course Length||7,355 yards (6,725 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap