Thursday, December 15, 2011
Druid's Glen on the Money
[Photo: View from the Druid's Glen clubhouse down the 18th]
With all the doom and gloom that weighs around the necks of punters discussing Irish golf courses (including myself), it's great to read that there is positive activity out there... especially when it's my favourite parkland in the country (or second favourite - I can never decide between Druid's and Adare).
According to the Accounts just filed by Druids Glen Golf Club Ltd for 2010:
"in 2011... the golf course has returned to sustained profitability."
You'll find the full article here, from the Irish Examiner, with all the financial details (yawn).
Two things stuck out for me:
1. The 'Marriot' hotel that fronts the Druid's Heath golf course will be no more as Druid's will be taking it on themselves on a 26 year lease.
2. This is the venue where, in July 2008, Sean Fitzpatrick played the now infamous round of golf with An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen. Seriously? Brian Cowen can play golf?
[Photo: Brian Cowen discovers a metaphor waiting for him - and the entire Fianna Fail party - on the golf course]