The European Club

Brittas Bay, Ireland

This is what happens when you let a critic design their dream course


Every critic thinks they can do it better. With Ireland’s European Club, a critic actually put his money where is mouth is and built his dream course on a site deserving of his insight. The results are fantastic. It’s a hard, but it lacks the blind shots and oddities of many other links (it being a 20 hole course notwithstanding). There is also a sense of fun that permeates it; you can tell this is a passion project of somebody who loves golf and doesn’t take things too seriously. Even better, said critic-turned-architect has remained onsite over the past 30 years constantly tinkering, improving and refining. The result is one of Ireland’s best courses, and certainly it’s most vital.

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What To Know

Yardage & Tees

When to Play

The European Club is open year around, weather permitting.

February through July are slightly drier, while the warmest temperatures can be found June through September. The wind is most calm May through September. April through October is a fine time to play, with May-July being your best bet. 






Greens Fees


Greens Fees

January €120
February €120
March €120
April €225
May €225
June €225
July €250
August €225
September €225
October €225
November €120
December €120

Greens fees last verified February 2019. View them on

Visitor Tee Times

Visitors may play The European Club at any time except before 10 a.m. on Sundays.

Book a tee time.

Rentals & Caddies

Caddies are not available and you cannot bring an outside caddie. You can purchase a course guide for €5.

Clubs are available to rent for €40.

Pull carts are available to rent for €4.

Golf carts are available to rent for €40.

Practice Facilities

The European Club has a driving range – balls are €5  – and putting greens.

Other Things To Know

Course Website

Year built: 1987

Architects: Pat Ruddy