|Approach to the 1st on Carne's Kilmore nine|
Two interesting things happened during the ‘Festival of Golf’ at the Ballsbridge Hotel, on Tuesday night. There were two holes-in-one on the famous 17th at Sawgrass, and I encountered a woman whose claim to fame was that Padraig Harrington had slept in her bed. I also learned that – quite possibly – the apple pie for which Mrs Ruddy of The European Golf Club is renowned, might… just might… be improved through the inclusion of cheddar cheese.
|The par three 3rd beside the orchard at Beaverstown|
There was also a special Society deal, starting at €15pp.
|The tight drive on the par five 18th at Fota Island|
|The dramatic drive on Nuremore's 18th hole, the clubhouse beyond.|
|Westport's 7th hole. A beauty, but the 'drama' from the sea and |
Croagh Patrick arrives on the back nine.
Woodenbridge focused on Wicklow Golf Breaks which has two packages:
The Woodenbridge Challenge costs €160 which includes three rounds of golf (Woodenbridge, Macreddin and Blainroe or The European (€30 supplement)) and 2 nights B&B at the Woodenbridge Hotel. Additional packages are also available.
|The par three 11th hole at Woodenbridge.|
They also have overnight packages – Golf and 1 night B&B in a local hotel starting from just €60 off peak. Two rounds of golf and 1 night B&B starts at €85, rising to €105.