Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Dublin, this superb 18 hole USGA specification championship golf course is the gem of the Ryder Cup countryside. Set in beautiful surroundings with the river Liffey bordering a number of holes and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains forming its’ backdrop. Using the natural landscape to its fullest, this 150 acre course has many interesting hazards making it a challenge for golfers of all levels.
Cleverly designed by local PGA professional, Tommy Halpin, the front 9 form the boundary of the course and completely enclose the back 9. The course is unusual in that it opens with two par 5’s, the first of which is a formidable 604 yards, the second a gentler 502 yards. The signature par 3 17th plays from tee to green across water. The course concludes with another par 5 with the three-tiered green flanked by a pair of shamrock shaped bunkers. At 7063 yards, this par 73, championship course brings great variety and challenge to every round and makes Millicent very attractive and enjoyable to play.
The flagship hole is undoubtedly the superb 17th, with 198yds from the back tee, carry over water to a small green. and large bunkers to the rear.
– Tommy Halpin
The driest course in Leinster
Millicent has been described as the driest course in Leinster. The land the course occupies is gravel based ensuring superb natural drainage all year round. The sand based greens are built to the highest USGA specification and full greens are playable throughout the year. Millicent remains open when many courses in the surrounding region are closed.