Review for European Club

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We played this course luckily on the 6th of November on a clear sunny day. I had read the book of Pat Ruddy (the owner and also architect) "50 years in the same bunker" before I played. The book was about the efforts of locating a suitable site for his dream golf course and when doing so designing and sculpting the course within his own reasonable means. It was great to get a insight into the development of the course and you can tell he is very proud of his efforts. Mr. Ruddy welcomed us before we departed out to the course which was great also.The course itself is brilliant, the first thing that catches your eye is the Sleepers that are embedded into the side of all the bunkers, I think it sets off the bunkers very well along the fairways. Nearly every tee shot requires you to avoid these sleeper lined bunkers. We found the greens very fast even considering the time of year but were also very true. There is 2 extra par 3's which is also great fun which adds up to 20 holes. The highlight was the majestic views of holes 12th 13th 14th by the Irish coast where also you could have a putt on a green of 125 yards which is crazy but fun. The final hole also is very quant with a burn meandering in front of the green, where they even had ball collectors if your ball went into the water, amazing but simple idea. All in all our 2 ball found our day out amazing, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The experience was definitely helped with the clear sky and no wind as this could be a tougher animal with the wind howling into you. The clubhouse is basic enough but the emphasis is on the golf course and nature itself. We will definitely be calling back to Mr. Ruddy and the European club hopefully in the near future. (GM)

Date: November 07, 2010

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