Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort officially unveiled their newly restored and enhanced golf course and new clubhouse on May 19th, with a charity event for Family Carers Ireland.
The event was attended by legendary golfer and former Ryder Cup captain, Colin Montgomerie, who cut the ribbon to mark the reopening of the course with the successful charity event not only celebrating the newly renovated course but also raising €10,500 for national charity Family Carers Ireland.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the launch event for the newly restored Druids Glen Golf Course and to support such a worthy cause. This course has always been a special place for me, having won the Irish Open here twice. It’s great to see the investment made to preserve the history and magic of the course while bringing it up to modern standards and I’m excited to see the enhancements that have been made to this already world-class course,” said Montgomerie.
The reimagined course is the result of an almost €10 million investment over the past 16 months, which involved stripping just over 90,000m2 of topsoil and replacing it, the restoration of the greens which required 7,000 tonnes of rootzone, 2,000 tonnes of gravel and 5,000m of drainage. The project also included the installation of a modern irrigation system, wall to wall, and upgraded pathways covering a total of 26,000m2.
The project was led by course designer Peter McEvoy OBE along with John Clarkin of Turfgrass and other notable designers and contractors.
Seamus Neville, Owner of The Neville Hotel Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the charity event and the renovated course, stating: “We are thrilled to be hosting this special event to benefit Family Carers Ireland. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the reopening of Druids Glen Golf Course and Clubhouse and to give back to our community through this worthy cause. We are honoured to have Colin Montgomerie as our special guest, and we know that his presence will make the day even more memorable.”
Druids Glen Golf Course and Club House will be officially reopening to visitors on June 1, 2023 and for a sneak peek of the newly renovated golf course click on THIS LINK.
Located in County Wicklow, Ireland, Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort offers a serene and upscale retreat surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. The accommodations are tastefully designed with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay. Additionally, the resort features an acclaimed spa, dining options that use the best of Irish produce, and various recreational activities. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or seeking relaxation, Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort provides a memorable experience in a beautiful setting. For more information, you can visit their website at www.druidsglenresort.com
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