Powerscourt Golf Club - West Course

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Course Description

Powerscourt Golf Club is located in the east of Ireland in county Wicklow, it is situated on a historic 13th century estate amongst 1,000 acres of mature woodland and pastures, with the Wicklow Mountains and Irish Sea providing an impressive backdrop. The club is home to two excellent championship courses the East Course and the West Course. The West Course is the newer of the two and was designed by David McClay Kidd, opening in 2003. It has a modern feel to it. This parkland 18 hole course is a par 72, measuring 6,512 yards from the back tees.

The West Course is a traditional parkland track but, has an entirely different feel to its sister course. The course again benefits from a good design and layout, that is relatively open and occasionally enters the wooded areas. It has more elevations and uses the shapeliest terrain, the landscape is dominated by towering ancient trees. Throughout the course you get continous views of Powerscourt House and the Wicklow hills. Features of this course include tiered greens, numerous strategically placed bunkers and there are also some monster holes. It has a more daring feel to it as it moves up and down and criss crosses through trees, over streams and around ponds, there is continually something to see. There are some great par 3's and also some tough uphill par 4's. A highlight of the back nine holes is the 15th when you ascend to get wonderful views of the Irish Sea. The West Course is a technical course with some very long holes. 

You will find a course that is well maintained, and probably of the highest standard around. The sand based undulating greens are exceptional, they are larger than usual and run fast and true, the fairways are quite wide, the holes are well defined by the bunkering.

Powerscourt is almost a synopsis of Ireland’s natural beauty. It is certainly a scenic course but also a challenging and fun course to play, it really has it all.

Tournaments Held Here

None to date.

Our Favourite Hole

With many excellent holes, it was a difficult choice but we leaned towards the 7th hole as it seemed to sum up what the West Course is, elevations, water, trees and view. It is a par 5, 490 yards, it requires an accurate shot to the right of the trees that you can see over the top of the hill, then you have to factor in the stream that crosses the fairway, do you try to carry it over or come short of the water. The green is sloped from right to left.

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Course Information

Course Type: Parkland
Year Founded: 2003
Holes: 18
Course Architect: David McLay Kidd
Course Facilities:
  • Banqueting
  • Bar
  • Driving Range
  • Golf Buggy Rental
  • Golf Caddies
  • Golf Club Rental
  • Golf Trolley Rental
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Putting Green
  • Restaurant
  • Teaching Golf Pro

Course Scorecard

Front Nine:


Pro Tee Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pro Tee Par: 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4
Pro Tee Yards: 544 196 329 412 309 155 490 379 370
Pro Tee Metres: 497 179 301 377 283 142 448 347 338
Champion Tee Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Champion Tee Par: 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4
Champion Tee Yards: 535 169 311 390 297 132 472 356 343
Champion Tee Metres: 489 155 284 357 272 121 432 326 314
Men's Tee Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Men's Tee Par: 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4
Men's Tee Yards: 502 142 259 366 277 109 454 348 315
Men's Tee Metres: 459 130 237 335 253 100 415 318 288
Women's Tee Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Women's Tee Par: 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4
Women's Tee Yards: 460 134 255 309 272 101 451 316 281
Women's Tee Metres: 421 123 233 283 249 92 412 289 257

Back Nine:


Pro Tee Hole: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Pro Tee Par: 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5
Pro Tee Yards: 356 153 358 392 368 336 525 187 493
Pro Tee Metres: 326 140 327 358 336 307 480 171 451
Champion Tee Hole: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Champion Tee Par: 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5
Champion Tee Yards: 328 124 327 366 340 328 496 168 473
Champion Tee Metres: 300 113 299 335 311 300 454 154 433
Men's Tee Hole: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Men's Tee Par: 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5
Men's Tee Yards: 317 113 300 349 301 301 457 149 448
Men's Tee Metres: 290 103 274 319 275 275 418 136 410
Women's Tee Hole: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Women's Tee Par: 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5
Women's Tee Yards: 293 105 293 337 262 281 396 143 413
Women's Tee Metres: 268 96 268 308 240 257 362 131 378

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