With more than 20 golf courses on offer in County Wicklow, and many fine hotels to stay within easy reach of them, this beautiful Irish county, in easy reach of Dublin Airport, is something of a golfer’s paradise.
Blainroe Golf Club
Blainroe Golf Club is amongst the finest golf courses on offer, and not just in the county but in Ireland itself.
Located just a couple of miles south of Wicklow town, Blainroe Golf Club nestles on the Irish Sea and is favoured by some wonderful views. Nearby you will find a stretch of coastline that is known for providing some of the best beaches in Ireland.
The course was designed and built in the late 1970s by Fred Hawtree. It was later revamped by his son, Martin Hawtree, the respected architect and designer. Today its par 72 course covers 6175 meters of well-maintained greens and challenging holes that include the spectacular 14th which is played over the sea from a cliff promontory.
Blainroe Golf Club is designed to USGA championship and draws golfers to County Wicklow from all over the world. It is not alone in its attractions, however. Booking a hotel in County Wicklow will place the golfing enthusiast in striking distance of more than 20 other courses and plenty more to do besides.
Other Things to Do in County Wicklow
County Wicklow offers some stunning beaches, particularly near Brittas Bay. There is also one of Ireland’s most popular walks, the Wicklow Way, which takes you through the county’s gorgeous countryside, over its rolling hills and past its lakes. Along the way you’ll pass remote monasteries, castle ruins and delightful Georgian mansions. The city of Dublin is just a half hour in your car up the coast and, in the centre of the county, you will find the sublime Vale of Avoca where a river runs lazily through a darkly wooded valley.
Hotels in County Wicklow
County Wicklow is known as the garden of Ireland and many hotels take full advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds them. There are luxury hotels offering spas, gymnasiums, swimming pools and extensive grounds but you can also find some charming hotels for a more modest price if you are saving your budget for the green fees.
The county has been home several times to international golfing tournaments, such as the Irish Open Golf Championship, and it has been picked to host the prestigious Curtis Cup in 2016.
Choosing a hotel in County Wicklow means gaining access to some of the most perfect locations for an Irish golfing break.
What more could you want? Find a great deal on your County Wicklow hotel today.