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QUICKSHOT: Feel the Power at Powerscourt in Ireland

Powerscourt Golf Club in Wicklow embraces luxury, history and nature, with 36 scenic holes thrown in for good measure

By Matt Smith
Ireland has long been famed for its golf courses and Powerscourt in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, has become one of the most popular destinations for residents and tourists alike.

Opened in 1996, Powerscourt features two 18-hole championship courses which pose very different tests while remaining on the right side of challenging for golfers of all levels. Top designer Peter McEvoy created the East Course, which has recently hosted the Irish PGA Championship and the Irish Senior Open. The scenic West Course features views of the Wicklow Hills and Irish Sea to create a “sense of adventure”, according to designer David McLay Kidd.

The club is set in the 1,000-acre world-renowned Powerscourt Estate, a destination with much to offer including the award-winning Powerscourt House & Gardens, nature trails with 200-year-old giant redwoods, wildlife and the world-famous waterfall, meaning there is plenty to do for the non-golfing family members, too. 

The five-star Marriott Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is situated right next to the clubhouse, so visitors can enjoy an extended break and take in the full beauty of one of Ireland’s top attractions.

Coming up: Be sure to grab a copy of our September edition to find out about our tour of the best courses and sights in Ireland.

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