It's no secret that Druid's Glen is one of my favourite courses. I love the place, so when they bring out a great offer I'm going to be shouting about it as much as I can... even if it does proclaim "Golf Madness"!
[Photo: the impressive par three 12th, from behind the green and back to the tee]
On the back of the Irish Times today they have an offer of 1 night's B&B plus golf for just €75 per person sharing, midweek. Oh, and it's UNLIMITED golf. I'm not exactly sure what that means, but here's my itinerary: I'd arrive at 3pm, get out on the course for a round, then back to the hotel (or may I recommend the downstairs restaurant at The Hungry Monk, in Greystones - but you'll need to book). Up in the morning, breakfast, then straight to the course for the second round. Into the clubhouse, have lunch, then get back on the course for the third FREE round.
[Photo: the par four 3rd, a short par four but a dogleg left that fools many]
How much better does it get. The whole thing about Druid's that trumps Mount Juliet and the K Club is the pure vibe of the place, the different pace of the holes and the thrills at every turn. It's a real thinker's course. And the greens are in superb shape right now.
The offer is subject to availability of course, and much will depend on how you plan to put up with your golfing partner's snoring (or maybe it's your wife's... or your husband's), but if you fancy sneaking away midweek for some quality golf, then it doesn't get much better than this.
Who knows, Druid's Heath may even be part of the deal, but that's a tough course.
Check out www.druidsglenresort.com or call 01 287 0847.