Lisheen Springs - Dublin - Ireland

Lisheen Springs Golf Club,
Lisheen Road,
Brittas Village,

  • +353 (0)1 458 2965

  • Golf Club Website

  • 13 miles SW of Dublin, off the N81

  • Welcome but contact in advance

  • Patrick Slane

  • Nick Bielenberg

  • TBD

Located south west of Dublin near Brittas and designed by Nick Bielenberg, Lisheen Springs (originally known as South County Golf Club) only opened in 2002 but it has already received much critical acclaim – though suggestions that the design is reminiscent of MacKenzie or Colt may be a little over reactionary, quite frankly!

Nonetheless, it is a fine parkland track built to USGA specification with holes laid out over gently undulating terrain. The Brittas River meanders through the property and comes into play at many of the holes, bringing both beauty and danger to the layout.

Lisheen Springs Golf Club can be played between 5,543 and 7,039 yards in length and from the back tees, the four par threes measure between 179 and 191 yards. Furthermore, seven of the ten par fours are longer than 400 yards when played off the back markers, so Lisheen Springs can be set up as a very lengthy golfing test if required.

However, the Bielenberg design has no huge carries off the tee, no bunker dominated landing areas nor any wildly undulating putting surfaces favoured by some golf course architects who think the game is only played by big hitting, low handicap amateurs or professional golfers.

Bielenberg says, “my philosophy in designing a course is that it should start with easier holes… and then build up to a crescendo on the second nine… This approach sustains the player's interest longer and keeps him in the competitive hunt… The second nine will require both good shot making and course management.”

The 185-yard par three 16th is regarded by many as the signature hole with the green set into a steep hill and a pond protecting the putting surface front and right. Even taking the safe line, if you do not find the green you could well find your second shot hampered by two large hawthorn bushes!

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Description: Lisheen Springs, formerly known as South County Golf Club, is a high quality new course, designed with strategy in mind. It’s set in a tranquil landscape with the mountains providing a delightful backdrop. Rating: 3.7 out of 6 Reviews: 3

I think the last reviewer either played the wrong course or had a bad day with the wheels coming off. I know how it feels Buddy, but don’t blame the course .Played The South County in a Junior Scratch Cup recently…. What a cracker of a course! I'm moving to Dublin early next year and I intend applying for membership.
6 / 6
Lisheen Springs
August 26, 2011

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Don't know whether this is a joke or whether the golf course paid to be put in the top 100 because I played recently & thought it was awful. The layout was poor, trying to use the water running through by playing holes up & down along each other, with the water never really a factor & greens were also very poor. Don't bother would be my advice
1 / 6
Lisheen Springs
August 25, 2011

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Played here last week in lovely weather. It's a nice new course but not yet a classic. It needs time to settle down and mature and I'm sure in a year or two it will be up there alongside some of Dublin's more famous named courses. Not bad though. Hugh.
4 / 6
Lisheen Springs
June 08, 2006

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