Wicklow has twenty five golf courses, each with their own individual character and sporting challenge. To golf in Wicklow County is to experience some of the best golf in Ireland!

Avid golfers, both professional and amateur, travel from all parts of the world to play world class level golf courses laid out in spectacular scenic locales. All within easy reach of Dublin.

The high quality course facilities, combined with their rich historical heritage, will insure that you, your family and friends will enjoy an unforgettable golfing experience.

Delgany Golf Club
The Delgany Golf Club was founded in 1908. It is located about a 30-minute drive from Dublin just off the N11 to Wexford. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and breathtaking scenery, with rolling hill and broad sea views from Bray Head and the Sugarloaf to Wicklow Head.

The Delgany course was originally designed by Harry Vardon, but since then remodeled and updated by Patrick Merrigan with sand based greens and tees designed to USGA specifications, a transition it managed without losing any of its natural charm and tradition.

Delgany Golf Club prides itself on its warm hospitality and a complete range of facilities and services for members and visitors. The clubhouse offers a modern bar, restaurant, function and conference facilities, all featuring panoramic views of the course, surrounding hills, the sea, and Delgany Village. Delgany is the only golf club in the world to have produced four Ryder Cup players (Harry Bradshaw, Jimmy Martin, John O’Leary and Eamonn Darcy).

Druids Glen
Internationally famous Druids Glen Golf Course & Resort, is an 18-hole parklands course located just a 30-minute ride south of the capital city of Dublin. It is part of what was once the Woodstock Estate which dates back to the 1600s. The course was designed by architects Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock and was opened in 1995. The clubhouse, Woodstock House, is an historical building dating to 1770.

The Druids Glen Golf Course hosted four Irish Opens from 1996-1999, and in 2000, 2001 and again in 2006 it was named the European Golf Course of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).  Its international popularity earned it the compliment of being called, “the Augusta of Europe”, an allusion to the Augusta National Golf Club, generally regarded as the most revered golf course in the world and official home of the annual  Masters Tournament.

Druids Heath
The Druids Heath championship golf course, located nearby, opened in 2003 and is another 18-hole course designed by Pat Ruddy, with a contrast in design to the parkland Druids Glen course.  The Druids Heath course combines links, heathland and parkland that offer golfing thrills and spectacular views of the Wicklow Mountains, the Irish Sea, and the Irish countryside.  The ever present sea breezes create unique and unforgettable physical and playing challenges.
Tulfarris Golf Course
Tulfarris Golf Course is another example of a course layout that is rich both in culture and in the challenges it presents to even the most seasoned golfers.  Tulfarris House, the estate on which this course was laid out, was built in the mid 1800s on what was once the famous Tulfarris Castle. Relics from that period, including an ancient Christian burial ground, have been incorporated into the course, giving it a somewhat haunting atmosphere.

The designer of Tulfarris Golf Course, Patrick Merrigan, stated that, “I think the finished article (Tulfarris) stands alongside the best golf courses to be found anywhere.”. What makes this course so distinct is the use of water as an integral part of its design. The course is actually placed on three different peninsulas surrounded by approximately a dozen small lakes.  The combination of water, trees, and well positioned bunkers require true precision and golfing experience to achieve more than an average score.

European Club
The European Club is the first choice for a golf course that caters to an increasingly popular strain of golfing purists.  The course, which was designed by Pat Ruddy, is a classic links course that offers no special privileges (…such as a caddy) but only the simple right of playing on a truly magnificent course. Unlike Tulfarris Golf Course, lakes and trees have given way to a coastal layout dotted with numerous dunes, deep bunkers (know as “pot bunkers”) accompanied by refreshing…and sometimes traitorous…sea breezes.

The ingenuity of The European Club is perhaps most clearly exhibited in it’s willingness to preserve the links course tradition on the one hand, while embracing more progressive views on the other.   While the layout keeps to the highest standards of a links course, offering harsh and sometimes windy playing conditions, it is almost entirely lacking in “blind shots”. Instead there are panoramic vantage points on about 14 of the 20 holes (one extra hole on most days). This style of golfing may be heaven for those whose specialty is low and precise shots, but will present some less fortunate golfers with a real test of their endurance and talent.

Wicklow golf courses not only offer heavenly courses for both novice and professional golfers but for their families as well. For golfers traveling with children or with non golfing partners, Rathsallagh Golf Club is a most promising possibility. Not only does it offer superb golfing condition but excellent food and a variety of other activities as well, including fishing, archery, falconry and bicycle tours. All these activities take place around the neighboring Rathsallagh House, an authentic Queen Ann stable house which was converted to a country guest house in the late 1800s.

A relatively new entry in the world of European golfing, Rathsallagh Golf Club was actually considered somewhat of an instant success. In 1997, a mere three years after its opening, it already made its way into the top 30 of Ireland’s Greatest Golf Courses. It contains an abundance of trees and lakes, offering both a charming view and natural course obstacles. It has even been termed the “Augusta without the Azaleas”, competing with the renowned Druids Glen Golf Course in its comparison to the famed Augusta course in the US.