|The par four, dogleg 8th at Rathsallagh|
At the time, I said: "With luck, something this good won't stay closed for very long."
And so it has proven to be. Rathsallagh Country House posted the following on
their Facebook page yesterday:
"Rathsallagh Golf Club ( a separate entity to Rathsallagh House ) - has been sold by tender to a private buyer. Located next to Rathsallagh House , the Golf course is set in beautiful parkland with thousands of mature tress, streams and lakes. The course was designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr and Peter McEvoy OBE and officially opened by Peter Thomson OBE in 1995.
The O’Flynn family who have been running the neighboring Rathsallagh Country House for the past 30 years are absolutely delighted with the sale, Joe O’Flynn said “ we are really looking forward to working with the new owners of the Golf Club , it is hugely complementary to our own business at the House and is an integral part to the local economy, social life and tourism infrastructure here in West Wicklow “. The sale was negotiated by Paddy Jordan of Jordan Estates and Ross Shorten of Lisney. The price was not disclosed but is known to have exceeded €1.5m. The new owner who lives in the County expects to reopen the course next year."
For the Irish golf course's many fans next year can't come fast enough. Welcome back Rathsallagh.