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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.2
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
57.2%
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27 out of 37 reviews
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Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links/Parkland
Par 71
Length 7434 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Druids Heath Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Architect Pat Ruddy (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.1
37 Reviews (37)
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Highly reccomend!

This course is easily one of the best courses I have played, everything about the course from tee to green and the facilities are top class. Great course design with some very tricky holes where some thought into club section is required, and the greens were perfect. It's a hilly enough course so a buggy could be recommend if your not used to it but not essential
Expensive enough green fees but when you think about the quality of the course it's actually reasonable enough
Will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Excellent course and good value

The course was in excellent condition and staff friendly and accommodative. The tee time was good and play continued at a satisfactory pace. The green fee provided by golf now was extremely good and made the course affordable. We need more courses like this and the good value offered.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Under Construction

We played Druids Heath on a Saturday in early September 2021 in horrible course conditions.

On arrival we were told the shockwaving of the fairways carried out last week left the course in subpar conditions, which frankly was an understatement to say the least. Fairways consisted of more sand than gras, bunkers were full of gravel and we encountered traffic cones and open canals on our way. After a very unenjoyable 9 holes we decided to call it a day.

I think selling the course in these conditions for 50€ a round is a scam and we’re very much hoping to get our money refunded.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Druid's Heap of Junk

Golf course or building site? Difficult to tell. Shouldn't be open to public in current condition. We paid €50 each. Total waste of money. We stopped after the front nine. Not only poor business practice to try squeeze money out of a clearly unready course, but we were also robbed of a lovely sunny afternoon that we could have been on a real course. Will be asking for money back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Druids Heath Autumn 2021

The course is a work in progress. This point should be inluded on the booking information or else the course should not be advertised on Golf Now to the general public. In fairness the pro shop did warn us about the sub standard conditions that awaited us and offered a free round at a later date if we were not satisfied. On the day we played the fairways had been heavily sanded and scored, which for improvement reasons can't be avoided. But, the fact that all the bunkers resembled rainforest nature reserves combined with the above made the 50€ green fee seem crazily overpriced. It was a very disappointing day out and I would recommend you give it at least 6 months before playing here. And that's assuming
consistent and on going investment in the course condition are maintained. The course has good potential once some tlc is applied. N.B. I did not play well on the day but felt bad for the 2 very average golfers that joined me. The day was made very difficult for them when every fairway shot was like hitting out of a bunker. There scores and egos suffered quite badly. Their very own golfing 9/11.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will be great when work is completed

Played here on Sunday for first time. Great course but only disappointment is that there are currently upgrade works taking place meaning that the 18th isn't in play nor any of the bunkers and a lot of newly laid grass - can't be helped and great to see work take place that will surely improve this course.
Still had a really enjoyable round and the rest of the course was in great nick. Some really tricky tight holes with no room off the fairways for mistakes. Look forward to returning and playing again when work is complete.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

15 (14 1/2) Hole Course

The Course is currently under improvement ( only 15 holes in play) but we got no indication of this until we arrived to play - We started on the 10th and had to find our own way (no on course directions - Nearly teed off on the 16th!), to the 13th tee ( our second ).
No GUR signs in most of the back nine (our front) - We were told that the 18th was closed but this was not the case (It had been turned into a poor par 3 ) - In fact the 9th was closed. It was Very disappointing as we had played this course many times late last year and enjoyed it - Won’t consider returning to this course until the improvements are completed - I hope the course management will be more transparent in the future.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Building site

The course is like a building site with the 16 closed and they still charged full price. The ranger actually shouted violently across the fairway while my playing partner looking for his ball. Avoid at all costs!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Would be great in summer!

Unfortunately the winter weather has been unfair to this course. The fairways and rough on most holes were bog-like, not just waterlogged but muck tracks all over. Greens were in good condition for this time of year, but the mucky fairways were a real let down, leading us to only play the front nine and call it a day. The holes are impressive and clearly when the course is in summer condition it would be lovely, but when in the current condition, I dont think it should be open and playable unfortunately! Staff are very nice and helpful

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
b1416985-7783-59d7-8db9-7f5366873453
Commented on 03/09/2021

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience of Druids Heath.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Yours sincerely,

Marcus Doyle
Golf Manager

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
b1416985-7783-59d7-8db9-7f5366873453
Commented on 03/09/2021

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience of Druids Heath.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Yours sincerely,

Marcus Doyle
Golf Manager

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
b1416985-7783-59d7-8db9-7f5366873453
Commented on 03/09/2021

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience of Druids Heath.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Yours sincerely,

Marcus Doyle
Golf Manager

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The par 3’s are challenging.

Great course, challenging second shot on every hole. Bunkers everywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
b1416985-7783-59d7-8db9-7f5366873453
Commented on 03/09/2021

Dear Guest,

Im really pleased to read you enjoyed the Heath and more importantly your experience.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience of Druids Heath.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Yours sincerely,

Marcus Doyle
Golf Manager

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Not a course you will rush back to.

Firstly it's not clear you need tokens for the Driving Range and then it's a very long walk back to clubhouse to get them. This happened to us and so it was a bad start.
Course itself is very long and you need to drive it well. There is a bunker in play on every single shot until you reach the green.
Greens are in very good condition but flags cant be tricky on some holes. Helps if you play with somebody that has played there before and can help guide you a around. We played in very good weather with no wind and it was still a tough test. Easy to lose some golf balls in the dirches around the greens.
Overall its an average course & not one you would go rushing back to play again in a hurry. (Review by 12 handicapper)

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
b1416985-7783-59d7-8db9-7f5366873453
Commented on 03/09/2021

Dear Guest,

Firstly, please accept my apologies it was not made clear to you that tokens must be purchased in the Golf Shop prior to making your way to the range. There is also an intercom in the Range to contact the shop in the event you forgot a token. We will look to make this clearer moving forward.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience of Druids Heath.

I have no doubt that if you decide to return the course will play easier having already played here. The Heath will test every facet of your game which is what we expect from a Pat Ruddy design.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Yours sincerely,

Marcus Doyle
Golf Manager

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Excellent Set-Up

Only managed 7 holes due to bad weather conditions, but staff were extremely helpful and arranged a follow-up round without any hassle. Great course layout, very challenging but enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
b1416985-7783-59d7-8db9-7f5366873453
Commented on 03/09/2021

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience of Druids Heath.

If you paid and didnt finish your round I would insist you return as our guest. Please contact me directly to arrange.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Yours sincerely,

Marcus Doyle
Golf Manager

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Woeful condition

You can forgive some muckiness and disrepair in the winter months, but the general condition was terrible. Holes, random piles of mud, weeds, lopsided tee boxes were all very disappointing. Even compared to the cheaper options in the area such as Bray and Blainroe it isn't even close. Beautiful scenery and fine weather, had a grand day, but clearly a course where the management have stopped caring.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
b1416985-7783-59d7-8db9-7f5366873453
Commented on 02/24/2020

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write a review.

I was disappointed to read you felt that the course condition was lacking.

I note you played on January 1st this year. This was during/at the end of what was proven to be the worst run of wet weather in Irish history.

To say that Management have stopped caring is far off the mark. The Resort recently changed ownership to the Neville Hotel Group. A family run, Irish owned businesses.

It is the Neville family’s intention to further enhance our golf reputation by unveiling a significant 2021 investment plan lead by renowned Golf Course Architect, Mr. Peter McEvoy OBE.

We do hope to welcome you back again soon (when the weather improves) and possibly change your opinion about our Golf Course.

Yours sincerely,

Marcus Doyle
Golf Manager

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
1.0

Poor Communication

Drove 45 mins to the course to be told that it is closed for the day. Pro Shop said an email was sent an hour before our tee time but this has still not been received. No reason for course closure and still think an email which was not received was sufficient. Very poor communication resulting in a massive waste of time!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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