Woodenbridge in DG IRELAND TOP150 – 2021
Editor, Kevin Markham
Routed through a spectacularly wooded valley, Woodenbridge is almost overwhelmed by the peaceful beauty all around it.
Two rivers weave through the course, adding to that beauty but also adding to the challenges.
You have to cross train tracks and one of these rivers to reach the clubhouse. It’s the sort of start that fills you with anticipation.
This is as sweet and relaxing a golf setting as you could ask for. It is also a short, mostly straight course (par 71, 6,341 yards, back tees) so you’ll feel ambitious stepping onto the 1st tee. But caution is often required with trees often pressing in (early on) and greens that can easily make a fool of you the whole way around. The par five 18th requires a big drive across the widest stretch of the river and it is a cracking finishing hole.
Favourite Hole: The short par three 8th is just a beautiful looking hole as you play over the river to a green perched on the edge.
What’s in the Bag? A strong putting stroke and the ability to keep your head down in such an enchanting setting.-