There are few places in the world that encapsulate the true spirit of the game of golf like Druids Heath. The Mountains, Sea and rolling Irish Countryside provide stunning vistas throughout your round. The sea breeze calls for shot-making skills and imagination from the golfer.
In the words of Pat Ruddy “Druids Heath affords the player the opportunity to stride-out in a place which is invigorating to both body and soul with the ever present sea breezes adding greatly to a sporting challenge, which is quite difficult to concentrate on as the eye wanders eagerly fifty miles out to sea, twenty miles southwards over an unspoiled, rolling pastoral scene to Wicklow Head and inland to the Wicklow Mountains. Dull would he be of soul who would allow a few stray shots spoil a day in such a blessed spot”.
Venue for the 2006 Irish PGA Championship, Druids Heath has played host to many leading Tour Players including double US Open Champion Retief Goosen, Sergio Garcia, Darren Clarke and Ian Poulter.
Druid’s Heath could possibly be one of the toughest courses that you will encounter in Ireland. Its cleaver design has given even the top professionals a moment of doubt when they have been selecting their shot. The best holes must be the 2nd, 3rd and 12th-14th, but the others never fail to leave you inspired.
Be sure to take a moment to appreciate the scenery whilst out on the course, as you will find yourself becoming immersed in deep thought on how you are going to make par, let alone birdie...