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Druids Glen In terms of colour, rhythm, variety and sheer intrigue there is no Irish course to compare with Druids Glen. This is thrilling golf from start to finish and the club possesses the best set of par threes on the island. Despite the youthful age of the course (1995), Druids Glen feels so much older, flowing over rolling, mature parkland packed with wildlife. It is by no means an easy course – much of the back nine is laced with water – but this is all about the many thrilling shots. It doesn’t get much better than the par three 8th and 12th, both in enchanting settings and both promising watery ends for the faint of heart. The 18th is a tough but magnificent closing par four, which climbs all the way to a green jealously guarded by more water. Beyond it sits the plush Woodstock House (now the clubhouse), built in the 1770s. The Irish Open was held here from 1996 to 1999. 19