Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter at Macreddin

[Photo: views over the 6th and the 8th from the 3rd green]

I had plans to launch into a ‘what golf are you playing this Easter?’ and then extol the virtues of visiting Macreddin Golf Club on Sunday 8th, since the Macreddin Village Food Market is kicking off again at the Brooklodge Hotel in Aughrim.

I mean, think about it! You bring your other half… and even your family… and you leave them to explore the market, all that organic food, live jazz, a great bite to eat… and you go off and play a superb golf course. Quid pro quo. You’ll even get to wave to your family as you sail by in your buggy on the way to the 10th tee. Hey, it’s Easter Sunday – it’s all about family.

[Photo: approach to the 18th green]

Yes, that was my plan… until I discovered that the Food Market was last Sunday, and not this Sunday.

So, I’m scuppered… but if you’re looking for somewhere to play this Easter weekend, be sure to consider Macreddin. Let’s forget that it’s a quality course, designed by Paul McGinley… in a beautiful Wicklow-wooded-valley-distant-views-and-picture-perfect-river location… with some of the best holes in the country (try the 5th and the 12th). No, let’s look at the green fees, which are at a special price for the weekend.

A fourball will cost you exactly €80 – so €20 per person. For an extra tenner each you can get a buggy, which is probably recommended. And if you don’t have a four, it will work out at €25 each… hardly an enormous increase when you consider that for twice the price you can play courses half as good.

And if you don’t choose to play Macreddin… well, wherever you end up playing this weekend, I hope you enjoy it.

By the way, the Macreddin market is on the first Sunday of every month.


  1. What a great blog, Kevin, just discovered it.

  2. You can't be faulted for the top-class giveaways Kevin.Super as per usual.

  3. Gavin - if you see this, add your name to the Giveaway blog as well or it won't be included in the draw...

    ... same applies to you Michael, if you want to be included...

  4. was a member in co, sligo for many years. great times.great course.

  5. We really don't know how lucky we are being golfers, wanna be golfers, in Ireland. What a country for cracking courses.

  6. Great blog which I've just discovered. Will give Macreddin a try soon. Maybe take in Druid's Glen and Bunclody in the same trip.
    Ian O' Hea