Royal Dublin Golf Club
Royal Dublin Golf Club
Royal Dublin Golf ClubTHE ROYAL DUBLIN GOLF CLUB, CO. DUBLIN.

DESIGNER: Harry Colt

YARDAGE: 6,855 yards

PAR: 72

SSS: 73



Ideally located along the coast road at Dollymount, one finds the Royal Dublin Golf Club. When Fletcher Christian and his mutinous mates consigned Captain William Bligh to the mercy of the ocean from the Bounty in 1789, they had little or no regard for his prospects of survival. Luckily, he did survive, otherwise there may never have been a Royal Dublin Golf Club, for the bold Captain Bligh had a hand in the creation of the land on which the links stands.

He was invited to make suggestions on how to provide shipping with a safe, straight and deep approach on the River Liffey into Dublin City. The information he submitted in 1800 was helpful when the proposal for breakwater extending from Dollymount was implemented. The silting up that followed the building of what is known as the Bull Wall, together with nature, saw to it that the sandbank from which the island grew produced a rich crop of bent and red fescue that provides the ideal base for the greens and fairways of the Royal Dublin Golf Club.

The links is 6,855 yards in length and is laid out in the old traditional links style resembling St. Andrews. Fine fescue grasses provide an ideal basis for greens and fairways and a wandering wind adds that extra hazard. Fine bunkers, close lies, superb greens and subtle trappings are all features of Royal Dublin.



LINKS
BALLYBUNIONBALLYLIFFEN BALTRAYCONNEMARA • DONEGAL
EUROPEANTHE ISLANDLAHINCHOLD HEAD
PORTMARNOCK GOLF CLUBPORTMARNOCK GOLF LINKSPORTSTEWARTROSSES POINTROYAL COUNTY DOWNROYAL PORTRUSHTRALEEWATERVILLE
 
PARKLAND
ADARECARLOWDRUID'S GLEN GALWAY BAYK CLUB KILLARNEY
MALONEMOUNT JULIETRATHSALLAGH