Philip Walton was the architect of the St Helen’s Bay Golf Resort course which opened in 1993. The 18-hole layout is 6,641 yards in length (with a par of 72) and is a mainly parkland course though the final four holes are played on some interesting links land – at this point there are some lovely views of the Irish Sea and Wexford coastline.
Self catering cottages are available on site for golfers who may wish to set up base in Rosslare whilst exploring other courses in the sunny south east corner of Ireland – and to prove how good the weather is in the Rosslare area, the club have tried to enhance the visual appeal of the course by planting many palm trees around the course!
Holes at St Helen’s Bay are routed in two loops of nine, with each ending near to the clubhouse. The par five 15th hole, at 618 yards, is one of the longest in Ireland. The four par threes on the course are all long too, with the shortest measuring a hefty 179 yards. “Splaugh Rock” the 210-yard par three 17th is the signature hole and a real potential card-wrecker!