Hole by hole
Fly Over Each Hole
Our fly-over videos let you experience each hole of our traditional out-and-back links course from a bird’s eye perspective. Listen, as our expert guides you, hole by hole, through a round of golf at the Royal Dublin Golf Club.
The outward half of the course plays with the advantage of the prevailing south-westerly wind. Three par 3s, four par 4s and two par 5s make up an interesting and varied par 35 for the first nine holes. The excellent 5th hole requires an accurate tee shot to a narrow fairway flanked by sand hills while the 8th is a deceptively tough hole with risk and reward from the tee box to an elevated, contoured green. The testing 9th (par 3) signals the farthest point of the course and the turn for home.
The homeward nine usually plays into the prevailing wind. One par 3, six par 4s and two par 5s make up a par-37 back nine beginning with the index-one 10th hole, a long hole requiring a good drive and an even better approach that may require a conservative lay-up. A long, five-hole stretch represents an opportunity for players to score well before the championship-calibre final three holes. The often drivable par-4 16th is guarded by seven pot bunkers. Players do well on the 17th to avoid bunkers on their drives and their approach shots to a green with a narrow entrance. The Royal Dublin’s signature hole, the 18th, completes the round. With the out-of-bounds ‘Garden’, it provides a challenging dog-leg par 4 which threatens both wayward drives and aggressive approach shots, and always provides a memorable finish.
Fly Over photography by Cathal Leonard of Armedea and Voice and Golf strategy by Colin Byrne, Tour Caddy.
Given its quality and location, the Royal Dublin Golf Club is perfect for anyone staying in the city and looking to play a great links golf course.