The European Club

3.3333333333 3.3 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7355 yards
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 7355 yards N/A N/A
White 71 6720 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 71 6207 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 71 5569 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.2 stars from 5
Value: 1.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 1.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer


u7007692's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

After a week in Ireland, my foursome stopped at The European Club to finish our week of Irish golf. We all walked off the course disappointed. We were expecting a world class course experience like we had at Old Head, Ballybunion, Tralee, Waterville and Lahinch, but were disappointed from the moment we stepped into the clubhouse. We knew that there was no caddies, but we had no idea that we had to request electric golf carts ahead of time. We then were amazed at how the club nickeled and dimes it’s guests. A pull cart you pay extra, range balls, you pay extra, course guides, you pay extra. Pace of play was slow even four a foursome pulling our own clubs. Holes were nothing special compared to the other courses we played. To sum it all up, overrated and over priced.

Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

I don't recommend this course

"Great Irish Beachside Track"

IAN1196853's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is similar to Barnbougle Dunes (Tasmania, Australia) in the way it plays along the coast on several holes but the size of the dunes and the routing make it better in my opinion.

It's unusual in that there are only two par 5's and three par 3's which has really been dictated by the topography. There are in fact twenty holes here (7a & 12a) which are also both par 3's and everyone always plays them as well.

It is a reasonably lengthy course with a lot of holes up higher in the dunes which brings the wind into play. Today it was mid strength without being brutal. It is also a course where strategy will win over power every day of the week. The fairways always offer you width but, usually, the longer you hit it the more the fairways narrow. So, the big hitter is left with a choice of risking a tight area or throttling back and playing a slightly longer shot in.

I could bang on about virtually every hole as the WOW factor is definitely here but that would take too long. Seven and eight are outstanding par 4's with the seventh being long and surrounded by trouble both sides the full length of the hole and the eighth doesn't have a single bunker on it but par is gold.

12-14 hug the beach on the right and run south to north and provide some magnificent vistas as well as super golf holes. 16 & 17 normally play back into the wind and then 18 is a beaut finishing hole.

The golfing world owes a debt of gratitude to Mr Pat Ruddy for designing and building this gem and is a better place for it.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"Incredible experience"

dosullivangc's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2013
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

This is one of the finest courses in Ireland. The course is in perfect condition.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

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