Ireland – East – Royal Dublin – 6963 yds – Par 72
A definite inclusion in the list of great Irish links courses, Royal Dublin is Ireland’s second oldest golf club and possesses a history to match.As befits a course of Royal Dublin’s stature, it has played host to a wide range of major events over the years, both amateur and professional. The Irish Open was staged at Royal Dublin from 1983 to 1985, being won twice by Seve Ballesteros and by Bernard Langer in 1984. The club has hosted the Irish Amateur Open from 1998 to 2002 and was also the scene of one of the most remarkable finishes ever in the history of the game. During the 1966 Irish Open, Christy O’Connor Sr. stood on the 16th tee of his home course needing three birdies to tie. O’Connor produced an eagle birdie eagle finish, a feat more difficult today as the 18th is now regarded as a par four.