Following on from a successful Inaugural Tournament, the Parkland Challenge returns to its 2018 venues in 2019 with Woodbrook Golf Club, Powerscourt East & West courses providing 3 fantastic tests of golf over 3 days – Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June 2019 (US Open week)! We received some great feedback on the Event Format and also the Venues and it is great to get some golf in on 3 of the finest parkland courses in the country.
Day 1 will take us to Woodbrook Golf Club in County Wicklow on Friday 14th June 2019. Although a flat course, the wind plays a most significant role at Woodbrook. When it blows from the North, 9 holes are affected, including 3 out of the last 4 which will make it a great closing stretch of holes for the Opening Round. When it’s from the South, the 10th plus the par three 11th, and the par five – 12th, 14th and 16th, all become very difficult long holes. A crosswind from the East affects almost every hole on the course and calls for shot making of the highest calibre. With its configuration of five par threes and five par fives, Woodbrook’s layout is unusual but, in the opinion of those who have played there, it is a championship course in every meaning of the word. We are very much looking forward to having Woodbrook host the Opening Round of #ParklandChallenge in June next year.
Round 2 of #ParklandChallenge 2019 takes us to Powerscourt’s East course on Saturday 15th June 2019. “The East” was designed by successful Walker Cup Captain Peter McEvoy and it is enjoyed by members, corporate clients, societies, visitors and guests alike. It has hosted the 1998 Irish PGA which three time major winner Padraig Harrington won in a playoff. The East course also hosted the 2001 Irish Seniors Open. The course is maintained phenomenally and has some of the best greens in Ireland.
The Final Round of the #ParklandChallenge 2019 will be hosted at Powerscourt’s West course on Sunday 16th June 2019. “The West” was designed by David McLayy Kidd (of Bandon Dunes fame!) and his experience and detail for creating a challenging, rewarding and highly enjoyable golf course comes to the fore here at Powerscourt. The beautiful scenery and the greens from the West course can be heard talked about in the clubhouse all evening long from golfers who want a second chance at it. At the end of 54 holes The Inaugural Champions will have well and truly earned their triumph!
The Format for our Inaugural Tournament will be Pairs so Team of 2. Both scores are to count on 9 & 18 while 1 score is to count on holes 1-8 & 10-17, 3/4 Handicaps Apply with Stableford scoring.
Our Tournament Packages are as follows with accommodation available at the marvellous Martello Hotel in Bray which is just 10 minutes from Woodbrook GC and 15 minutes from Powerscourt GC!
- Golf Only – €318 per Team of 2 / €159 per person
- 2 night Play & Stay – €598 per Team of 2 / €299 per person sharing B&B
- 3 night Play & Stay – €718 per Team of 2 / €359 per person sharing B&B
- 4 night Play & Stay – €838 per Team of 2 / €419 per person sharing B&B
We will also be arranging some social “meet-ups” each Evening, stay tuned for details of these! If you would like to enter a Team please call +353-87-6453537 or email Tom Kennedy at Experience Ireland Golf & Travel. We look forward to seeing you in June for #ParklandChallenge 2019!