Woodenbridge - Wicklow - Ireland

Woodenbridge Golf Club,
Vale of Avoca,
Arklow,
Co Wicklow,
Ireland


  • +353 (0)402 35202

  • Golf Club Website

  • N11 from Dublin, off the R747, 6 miles W of Arklow

  • Welcome, except Saturdays

  • Eddie Lonergan

  • Patrick Merrigan

  • Not known

Woodenbridge is one of Ireland’s oldest clubs, having been formed in 1884. Its members were content to play over a 9-hole layout for more than 100 years before Patrick Merrigan extended the course in 1994 to a full 18 holes.

The Woodenbridge course is a delightful, well-maintained, top quality parkland track which is situated in one of Ireland’s most scenic locations at the confluence of the rivers Aughrim and Avoca in County Wicklow.

Fir, beech and pine trees clad the sides of the valley through which the rivers run and trees are also strategically placed to create obstacles on several fairways. With two rivers running through the Avoca Valley, it’s no surprise to find out that fast flowing water comes into play on over half the holes on the course.

The course measures 6,393 yards with a par of 71 and accuracy here is more important than length. Two of the best holes are played right at the end of the round. The 167-yard, par three 17th is a tricky one-shot hole and the 551-yard, par five 18th has water all the way down the left to punish any pulled shots.

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Description: Woodenbridge Golf Club is a delightful, well-maintained, top quality parkland track which is situated in one of Ireland’s most scenic locations. Rating: 3.3 out of 6 Reviews: 3

Very cramped on the front nine.The opening holes are dangerous.On one green a staff member mowed the fringe as we putted.On the plus side, good greens, nice scenery, lovely closing hole.All in All would definitely not go back
2 / 6
Woodenbridge
September 02, 2015


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I have played Woodenbridge recently and was fairly disappointed. I had heard a lot about this course from a friend of mine and had too high expectations I guess. While the design of the course is good, the quality of the greens is irreproachable and the scenery second to none, I think that the course is way too tight to be fully enjoyable, in particular the front nine were safety nearly becomes an issue. Overall, the course is good but shouldn't be ranked 51st.
4 / 6
Woodenbridge
October 11, 2009


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Woodenbridge is a nice if a little flat – in terms of topography – parkland course, which makes for welcome peaceful respite from the nearby windy links courses. Set in stunning scenery with majestic specimen trees flanking most fairways. Two standout holes for me, the wickedly tempting short p4 14th and the closing hole which is a great par five. The layout itself is compact and feels a little cramped in places but all in all a very nice inland track.
4 / 6
Woodenbridge
September 20, 2007


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