Dunmurry Springs Golf Club, Dunmurry Hill, Kildare, Co Kildare, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Telephone: 045 531400 Fax: 045 521595
Open since May 2006, Dunmurray Springs Golf Club is becoming recognised as a must play golf course. Few courses match Dunmurray Springs uplifting overall feel, with its intriguing variety of holes, its expansive views and attentive customer service. The course is a classic piece of golf architecture for those who appreciate the romance of the game. Its stunning vistas are most invigorating out by Dunmurray Springs own Amen Corner of the 6th 7th & 8th. Designer Mel Flanagan has provided a dramatic but playable challenge. The hazards are just that, with the bunkering for once a true test and the waters that grace several holes tormenting to the timid. With manicured fairways, tees and greens, your golf experience is further enhanced by the warm welcome and exceptional service for which the club is becoming renowned. Voted one of the Top 10 Best New European Golf Courses 2005 by "The Golfer", the designer said of the course "it is challenging, but it's fair……it's a real golfer's course. Located just a few miles from the famous Curragh racecourse, Dunmurry Springs has been livingly created to offer a classic yet contemporary, challenging and therapeutic golfing experience, to go hand in hand with our exceptionally warm and attentive service. Great emphasis has been put on the ambience both on and off the course, with no holes fighting the tranquil setting. Using the copses of mature oak and beech and the sway of golden grasses, Dunmurry Springs will soothe as much as challenge. Reminiscent of the great romantic courses such as Sunningdale and Gleneagles, the gracious and relaxed style at Dunmurry Springs will define its legacy. Every hole has its own dangers but with cunning and skill they are playable by all abilities. It is wrong to pick out a signature hole as so many have merit, but watch out for the lake fronted 3rd, the dog-leg par-5 6th and the links-like 8th and monster 10th. Also enjoy the watery splendors of the knee-trembling 11th,13th and 15th.
We are 30 miles from the M50 Red Cow Roundabout. Follow the N7 and M7 from Dublin past Naas and Newbridge. Leave the M7 at the Kildare exit, signposted for Kildare and Nurney. Follow directions into Kildare town. From the main cross roads, take a left turn and follow the road until you reach the next set of traffic lights. From here take a left on to the main Rathangan road (R401). Dunmurry Springs is 2 miles from this point.This road takes you under a railway bridge, past a graveyard on your left and around a series of bends before the road straightens and you see the Golf Course set out on your right hand side.
Holes: 18; Length: 6,757 yds; Par: 71; Course Type: Parkland
Fees: Mon-Fri €35; weekends €50