Woodenbridge is the second oldest golf course in Ireland - the first officially documented game of golf here took place way back in 1884 before the club was opened to all who wished to play in 1894. For 100 years, 9 holes were played here until 1994 when Paddy Merrigan was commissioned to design the additional nine-hole layout and extend Woodenbridge to a Par 71, 18-hole course.
Today Woodenbridge Golf Course is one of Ireland’s top parkland courses and spans 6,341 yards. Surrounded by rivers and mature forests, Woodenbridge Golf Club is situated just 7km from Arklow, where the Avoca and Aughrim rivers meet.
Woodenbridge was described by the legendary Joe Carr as “Ireland’s Augusta” and “The most scenic golf course in Ireland, a hidden gem” and in the 2012 Golfer's Guide to Ireland Woodenbridge was nominated as ‘Leinster's Hidden Gem’.
The Woodenbridge Clubhouse offers all the facilities that the visiting golfer would expect including a large changing area with shower facilities and golf buggy and trolly hire. There is a fully stocked golf shop offering a wide range of equipment and attire. Upstairs, The Pheasantry Restaurant and bar area provide great views over the course, with most of the course's holes in eyeshot, and food is served from 10:00am to 9:30pm daily with seating for up to 70 people.
Open: Daily, all year round. Visitors Welcome – availability and booking via the website.