Destination Golf Ireland 2023. Editor Kevin Markham
The older of the two Powerscourt courses, the East opened in 1996. Golfers can expect an exciting start (much like the majestic drive into the estate), a terrific finish and superb greens throughout.
There are impressive views – on the back nine especially – but your attention will need to be on the course at all times. This is a challenging par 72, measuring 5,930 metres (middle white tees) and it will test you all day long… especially on the beautifully contoured greens. Seriously, if you want to put your putting to the test, step this way.
The natural shape of this elegant landscape has been used to enhance its best features.
Nowhere is this more apparent than on the par four 4th, 7th and 18th, where the naturally high tee boxes promise delicious drives. The par threes are also strong, with the 3rd and 16th particularly outstanding.
The par three 16th is one of only two holes with water
(the par five 17th is the other), and the pond sits directly
under the green. It is not a long hole but you need to stay
on the heavily shaped green from a high tee box.
What’s in the Bag?
You better hope your putting is on fire