The Royal Dublin has an interesting history. It was used as a firing range during the First World War and was re-designed after the war by Harry S. Colt. Before this, the club had moved twice before settling on Bull Island, an island that was formed after the construction of a sea wall in the early 1800s. Bull Island is the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that is located in a capital city and its lovely sandiness make it a great terrain for a golf course.
This is a traditional “Scottish” out and back links, which is unusual for Ireland and while it doesn’t have the huge dunes of Ballybunion and Lahinch, nor the scenery of Tralee or Waterville, it’s still got a dynamic and true championship layout.
Situated just minutes form the Dublin airport and the city centre, this course makes a great start to your trip to the Emerald Isle.