For many golfers the main attraction in County Wicklow has to be the legendary golf course at Druids Glen. Situated in Newtown Mount Kennedy, just off the R761 but in the centre of the stretch of coast that stretches the length of the county, Druids Glen is one of 20 golf courses that can be found in Wicklow.
Druids Glen, however, is something more than just one course amongst many: let’s explore why many choose a hotel in County Wicklow to stay close to this rather special green.
Druids Glen Golf Club
With its spectacular views, looking over both the charming coastal and the mountainous landscapes of County Wicklow, Druids Glen is a pleasure to play. The visual stimulation, however, is not just the stunning backdrop but a part of the course itself. The golf course has been designed with a kaleidoscopic intensity thanks to its riot of colour provided by dazzling floral displays.
It may be a pleasure to play here but it is also something of a challenge. Many a card has been ruined by ‘Ireland’s Amen Corner’ which is the difficult stretch of holes between the 12th and the 14th, so do not be distracted by the beauty that surrounds you.
Located in the heart of County Wicklow, and a very easy drive indeed from nearby Dublin, Druids Glen opened for play in 1995. The course was designed by Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock, and its features and quality quickly was selected by the PGA to host the 1996 Irish Open. It has gone on to play host to this prestigious event many times. The course here was where Colin Montgomerie won the Irish Open for two consecutive years starting in 1996. How will your skills fare against the challenges on offer?
Hotels for Druids Glen Golf Club
If you are looking for a hotel in County Wicklow to place you close to the golfing action you are spoilt for choice. Whether you are after five star luxury or something more modest, County Wicklow offers a hotel for every occasion.
Indeed you can stay in a hotel that is quite literally in putting distance of the immaculately manicured greens and challenging water features of the course itself. Druids Glen Resort boasts a breathtaking setting in the rolling landscapes of County Wicklow. Offering a luxury hotel in a secluded location the Druids Glen Resort is perfect for golfers but also for families, a spot of romance or as a venue for a business conference.
Other Things to Do in County Wicklow
Wicklow is of course about more than just golf. The Wicklow Way is one of Ireland’s most popular walks and takes in the mountains and undulating countryside of the county. At nearby Brittas Bay there are superb beaches and the vibrant city of Dublin is just a half hour away by car. Anyone who has seen Ballykissangel will already be familiar with the delightful landscapes that characterises the Vale of Avoca.
Find a Fantastic Hotel for Golf in County Wicklow
Many hotels in the area take advantage of this stunning scenery and offer rooms with evocative views. You do not need to opt for a luxury hotel to enjoy the splendour or to be situated close to the golfing action.
Find a great deal on your hotel in County Wicklow today and you can be navigating the water features at Druids Glen in no time at all. Pack plenty of golf balls because you may need some spares!