St. Anne’s Golf Club is an impressive and testing 18 holes links golf course situated on Dublin’s most famous ecological attraction - Bull Island Nature Reserve in Dublin Bay. The island, a bird sanctuary under the protection of Unesco, is natural links terrain of sand and dunes. The island’s beach is over three miles long.
St. Anne’s is an impressive links with a par of 71. This includes three par fives and four par threes. There is not one ’pushover’ hole on the entire course and wind conditions can be a major factor in how the course is played.
Founded in 1921, it is a member-owned golf club. In 2003 an extensive redevelopment of the course was completed. Also that year opened a new state-of-the-art clubhouse.
The course itself has undergone significant development over the past two years, which included the building of five new greens and eight new tee complexes. The sacred turf of the old Croke Park pitch in Dublin was used to great effect in developing, strengthening and giving real definition to the back nine in St. Anne’s.
The unique setting of this famous old links with the splendid panoramic views of Howth Head and across Dublin Bay to the Wicklow mountains ensures a most relaxing and enjoyable game. Visitors are welcome all year round and will be greeted with traditional friendliness. Restaurant facilities are available all day.
"I have played the links at St. Anne's Golf Club on many occasions. A traditional links near the city centre, it's got teeth from the back tees and a great mix of long and short par 4 holes. The 17th is one of the best par 3 holes in the country. I always get a friendly welcome from the members and I would personally recommend a visit." Padraig Harrington, 3 Time Major Winner & European Ryder Cup Player.