Wicklow Golf Club

.... a great coastal challenge

Wicklow Golf Club

.... a great coastal challenge

Hole Ten

Scratching Post

Tip: Very tight driving hole meriting it's low index rating. The fairway bunker on the left is reachable for bigger hitters. A difficult approach shot to an elevated green follows.

History: In the early days when the club had its own pony-drawn mower, there were three scratching posts on the course for the use of the pony. The only one remaining is an upright stone on the right hand side of the fairway.

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Par
4
4
4
Yards
363
354
342
SI
1
1
1

Hole Eleven

Monkey Pole

Tip: Try to land your tee-shot on the green rather than using the bank on the right. Gorse on the right and Out of Bounds on the left.

History: The monkey pole was situated in the middle of the 11th green to enable the cliff rescue teams to practice and train new recruits in the operation of the Breeches Buoy. The pole is now situated at the Murrough.

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Par
3
3
3
Yards
170
164
136
SI
17
17
15

Hole Twelve

Lovers Leap

Tip: Aim down the right-hand side of the fairway with your tee shot. Out of Bounds all along the left hand side.

History: Name of a local landmark. As the story goes, two lovers jumped to their deaths from the cliff edge below the twelfth fairway because the young man was unacceptable to the girl's family.

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Par
4
5
4
Yards
397
383
320
SI
9
9
9

Hole Thirteen

Wishing Well

Tip: Aim at the right-hand side of the fairway. Out of bounds and heavy rough on the left hand side. Care needed with the approach shot to avoid the bunkers.

History: St. Bridget's Well is located at Coal Strand, visible from the tee. Local lore attributes good luck to anyone who drinks from it.

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Par
4
4
4
Yards
348
341
316
SI
3
3
3

Hole Fourteen

Brides Head

Tip: Aim down the right-hand side of the fairway with your tee shot. Out of Bounds all along the left hand side.

History: Name of a local landmark. As the story goes, two lovers jumped to their deaths from the cliff edge below the twelfth fairway because the young man was unacceptable to the girl's family.

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Par
5
5
5
Yards
545
540
418
SI
7
7
7

Hole Fifteen

Lacey's Hill

Tip: Aim at the mound on the left hand side with your tee shot. Approach shot is to an elevated green so remember to take an extra club.

History: Called Bride's Hill on the ordnance map, this hill was renamed Lacey's Hill by the locals. It is named after long-dead landowners.

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Par
4
4
4
Yards
347
318
261
SI
5
5
11

Hole Sixteen

Sugarloaf

Tip: Aim down the left hand side of the fairway with your tee shot. Approach shot is to an elevated green so consider taking an extra club.

History: The views of Wicklow Bay and the mountains from Djouce to the Sugar Loaf to Bray Head provide the beautiful backdrop to this hole.

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Par
5
5
5
Yards
474
456
413
SI
13
13
5

Hole Seventeen

The Glen

Tip: Trouble surrounds this picture perfect Par 3, pick your club and commit to it!

History: The Glen is the local name for the valley that splits the course. Both strand and road-bend take their names from it. This road was built in the Famine years to give work to the needy.

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Par
3
3
3
Yards
161
143
104
SI
11
11
17

Hole Eighteen

The Whistlers

Tip: Aim tee shot left of centre for the best approach.

History: Attributed to a musically inclined family of that name, who lived and played in an adjacent house.

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 Tee
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Par
4
4
4
Yards
348
337
307
SI
15
15
13