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July 2011

Powerscourt Golf Club (West Course)

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Powerscourt golf club is a stunning parkland layout set among the scenic garden spot of Ireland the Wicklow Mountains.

Powerscourt Golf Club

Powerscourt golf club is a stunning parkland layout set among the scenic garden spot of Ireland – the Wicklow Mountains. The famous Sugarloaf Mountain figures prominently in the background as you work your way around the course. 

Powerscourt offers two parkland courses which rank among the best of their kind in Ireland. The West Course is the newer of the two and was designed by David Mclay Kidd whose portfolio includes the popular Bandon Dunes in Oregan. It presents a variety of challenging holes nestled among the breathtaking scenery of the Powerscourt Estate. The courses offers the golfer a number of holes which feature approach shots to elevated greens and others from which the golfer can look down on to spectacular scenes of this hilly garden spot.


The courses are manicured and maintained to a high standard and no expense has been spared for quality as well as challenge.

Although every hole has its particular assets the second hole on the west course is a fine par three which features a spectacular view of the Sugarloaf Mountain in the background. A water hazard to the right of the green adds beauty and challenge to this picturesque hole.

The fairways tend to be narrow in the landing areas demanding accuracy off the tee. Although water hazards are not a major feature of the course, well placed bunkers and high rough off of the second cut of the fairway provide the golfer with a test of his or her skills.

The greens are large, undulating and of superior quality and getting on in regulation is no guarantee of a two-putt.

Powerscourt Lake

The West course closes with three demanding holes. The 16th and 18th holes are long par 5’s with trees on the 16th and water on the 18th which require good distance and accuracy from tee to green. The 17th is also a beautiful 3-par with a well-elevated tee looking down on scenic Wicklow.

For scenic beauty, challenge and a fine test of golf Powerscourt  is a must when golfing in Ireland.

Play Powerscourt Golf Club - You simply must!

For great rates at Powerscourt Golf Club please contact Greengolfball Ltd at or +353 1 883 9275.

Jonathan Bryans (with thanks to Jesse Northcutt)
Greengolfball Ltd

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