The Royal Dublin Golf Club is one of the most prestigious golfing establishments Ireland has to offer. This classic links course has been the host of seven Irish Opens, with European golfing legend Seve Ballesteros notably winning twice in a three year spell when the Open was held in Dublin.
The eighteen hole links course is located on Bull Island in County Dublin. Bull Island is actually a man-made construction, with Captain William Bligh (of Mutiny on the Bounty) a prominent player in the decision to build a sea wall that would facilitate safer shipping into Dublin Port. A sand bank has grown around it ever since, and it is there that the golf course resides.
The golf club celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2010, making it the second-oldest golf club in Ireland. Like most older courses, it has undergone serious redevelopment to keep pace with modern players and the distances they hit. The course now plays well over seven thousand yards, meaning nobody can simply breeze through it.
The Royal Dublin Golf Club is favored with some amazing scenery. Given its vantage point, this is no surprise. On the course there are fine trees surrounding the fringes, with many grassy knolls and naturally sandy bunkers. There is also a glorious beach not far from the course, with a fine pier too. There is plenty of wildlife on the course, and you should keep your eye on your ball in case a rabbit or a bird takes a fancy to it. The list of competitors who have played here is a who’s who of golfing greats. You won’t regret joining them after your eighteen holes.