|Royal Dublin Golf Club Information|
|Address||North Bull Island Nature Reserve, Dollymount, Dublin, Ireland (View map)|
|Phone||+353 1 833 6346|
|Total # of holes||18|
Royal Dublin is located on Bull Island in Dublin Bay, only a few minutes from downtown.
Royal Dublin is located on Bull Island in Dublin Bay, only a few minutes from downtown. The island is more or less and environmental accident. It all started with a silting problem in Dublin Bay in the 1700s. Dredging didn’t work, so a seawall was constructed to the south. When this seawall was taken by a storm, a northern seawall was suggested by none other than Captain William Bligh of Bounty fame. Named the North Bull, this seawall proved more successful. The tides funneled the silt away from the Bay, and some of it deposited around the seawall and started the formation of what now is Bull Island. The area became a popular weekend destination, and in 1889 the Royal Dublin Golf Club got permission to move from Sutton to the new island.
Royal Dublin is steeped in tradition and golfing legends, including Christy O’Connor Sr., who played in every Ryder Cup from 1955 to 1973 and once finished Now approaching 90, he’s still in good form, and full of stories that he shared with us over a Guinness. Other members joined in, and once finished eagle-birdie-eagle to win the Carrolls International. You’ll find a monument celebrating this achievement out on the course.