Royal Dublin Golf Club
North Bull Island Nature Reserve, Dollymount, Co. Dublin 3, Ireland
Description :At the 18holes, Par 72, 7000 Yards golf course located on Bull Island, which also houses a bird sanctuary, originally designed by H.S Colt, the golf course is one of the oldest in Ireland, dating back to 1885. During World War II, the site was taken over by the military and used as a rifle and artillery range.
The recently designed Martin Hawtree course has been home to many championships, amateur and professional, with the highlights being three memorable Irish Opens staged from 1983 to 1985. Bull Island is a sand bank just off the north shore of Dublin Bay and is a natural home for a fine links course.
The course is a traditional links with an excellent view of Dublin Bay. Each hole presents a challenge to the keen golfer with the 18th hole (signature hole) being a significant test of nerves because of the carry-over of the "out of bounds" to the green.