Spells of Irish Magic


###Renowned for its scenery, the county of Wicklow is often referred to as the ‘Garden of Ireland’ owing to its stunning mix of rolling mountains, wooded glens, cascading waterfalls and lakes.Its picturesque towns and unspoilt landscapes have attracted many film makers for years, as well as sports enthusiasts ¬– who benefit from a range of outdoor pursuits. And being Ireland, golf always ranks high on this list.

The magical Druids Glen Resort is nestled in this enchanted region of Ireland, a short drive from Dublin City. Hailed for its two Championship Golf Courses and luxury hotel, this resort embraces the spirit and warmth of Irish culture, offering guests a host of excellent facilities, meticulous service and understated luxury.
All 134 Deluxe Bedrooms and 11 Suites are luxurious and spacious, cleverly designed so guests can settle down and relax in elegant surrounds. If this isn’t enough for you, then there’s the spa, leisure centre and pool, and great dining choices. Culinary enthusiasts can dine á la care in Druids Brasserie alongside stunning views of the landscape; enjoy a different dining experience in the 18th century Woodstock Clubhouse, or enjoy a more relaxed dining option in The Thirteenth Bar. No matter your choice, the menus will all use the very best of local Wicklow produce.

And then there’s the Championship golf on offer. Druids Glen golf course is a 7,000-yard beauty, designed by Tom Craddock and Pat Ruddy. Each golf hole provides is own unique character and challenge, as the holes weave their way around the original estate land.
Giant oak trees, man-made lakes and natural rolling terrain combine to produce a golfing experience like no other in Ireland, attracting repeat visits from local and international guests.
>Known to many as the “Augusta of Europe”, it was no surprise that Druids Glen was chosen as the host of the Irish Open on four occasions – along with the prestigious Seve Trophy.

Druids Heath is the second Championship course on the estate. Set against a backdrop of breathtaking views over the Irish Sea and Wicklow mountains, golfers will enjoy a challenging course that winds its way around quarries, trees, lakes and many bunkers. This testing course has previously hosted the Irish PGA Championship, but thankfully there are many forward tee options for the more casual golfer among us.

Check the website for midweek green fee specials, membership options for both courses, and Stay & Play packages for as little as €330 per person sharing for 2 nights B&B, dinner and golf. As Druids Glen rightly declares, everyone should visit this magical resort and “Fall under the Spell”.

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