Newtownmountkennedy - Co.Wicklow
As a leading Golf Course in Wicklow, Druids Glen is often referred to as "The Augusta of Europe". The flora and fauna of the Glen provide a colourful backdrop to a magnificent golf course. The forests and streams produce a haven for wildlife in what was once a home to the Druids. Design duo Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock were given the brief to create the best inland golf course in Ireland. The classic parkland course features many signature holes and provides golfers with a thrilling golf experience amidst a beautifully manicured landscape- which is why Druids Glen is considered one of the top golf resorts in Ireland. Druids Glen was the Home of the Irish Open for 4 years from 1996 -'99. In 1996 & 1997, seven-time European No.1 Colin Montgomerie won the title. In 1998, he was denied a hat-trick of victories by David Carter in a dramatic playoff. In 1999 record Irish Open crowds witnessed teenager Sergio Garcia from Spain produce a final round 64 to capture his first professional victory.