Royal Dublin Golf Club (Dollymount)

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At A Glance

Royal Dublin Golf Club is Ireland's second oldest golf club and links course.

The island where the course is located is a UNESCO biosphere site.

During 1914-1918 the British Army used the land as a rifle range. Off the 6th fairway is a bunker formerly used for training purposes.

Royal Dublin is a Harry Colt design which has hosted the Irish Open. Martin Hawtree consulted on the links before the trio of Mike Clayton, Mike DeVries and Frank Pont of CDP were recently appointed.

Standout Holes

The 5th hole requires an accurate tee shot as the fairway narrows and is flanked by sandhills.

Following two holes later, the 8th is a deceptively tough, risk and reward hole to an raised green complex.

The often drivable par-4 16th at Royal Dublin Golf Club is guarded by seven pot bunkers!

The 18th hole, known as 'The Garden', is a challenging dogleg par 4 that threatens wayward drives and aggressive approach shots.

Although only four have been chosen, all 18 holes are strong. You'd expect nothing less from the club where Christy O'Connor Sr spent 57 years as professional.


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