GOLF DIGEST OPEN

Millicent Golf Club, Kildare

 

Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Dublin, this superb 18 hole USGA specification championship golf course is the gem of the Ryder Cup countryside.

Venue: Millicent Golf Club

Date: Friday 2nd October 2020

Entry: €55 Visitors, €35 Members 

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Set in beautiful surroundings with the river Liffey bordering a number of holes and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains forming its’ backdrop. Using the natural landscape to its fullest, this 150 acre course has many interesting hazards making it a challenge for golfers of all levels.

The front 9 form the boundary of the course and completely enclose the back 9. The course is unusual in that it opens with two par 5’s, the first of which is a formidable 604 yards, the second a gentler 502 yards. The signature par 3 17th plays from tee to green across water. The course concludes with another par 5 with the three-tiered green flanked by a pair of shamrock shaped bunkers. 

Entry to The Golf Digest Open is €55 per visitor, €35 for members and is open to all golfers, even those without an official handicap. Only golfers with an official GUI or ILGU handicap can enter the main Category competitions.

The categories include handicap 0-12, 13-24 and ladies 0-36. There are THREE prizes in each category: 1st (Bushnell V5 Laser), 2nd (Bushnell GPS Wingman) and 3rd (Bushnell GPS Watch).

All golfers, including those without an official handicap, can win prizes on all FOUR Par 3 Nearest the Pin competitions and on the TWO Longest Drives competitions.

All Category winners on the day go through to the Golf Digest Open Grand Final at the Heritage Golf Resort and the winner will be crowned the Golf Digest Open Champion Golfer 2020.

Due to COVID-19 there will be no goodie bags or prize giving. However, there will still be FREE drinks at the reception, the 9th Hole and one the first tee. As usual, there is also a FREE delicious burger after nine holes...yum.

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What they say...

“It offers a wonderful opportunity for real golfing people to get together in a competitive environment. The day is expertly organised and has a real tour feel about it.” 
 Dermot Gilleece, Sunday Independent
“I’ve always enjoyed the Golf Digest events, my friends and I go out of our way to attend as many as we can. They’re excellently fun, at the finest locations and the lads make you feel like a Tour Player”.
John Caulfield, TaylorMade

“Golf Digest tournaments are a fantastic day out for golfers at all levels. The prizes are amazing and the day is incredible, well organised and you really get the feeling of what it is like for the boys on tour.”
John Kelly, PGA Order of Merit Winner
“These events are fantastic. You really feel like you are playing in a big tournament. I played four events last year and hope to play six or more in 2012. Getting to the Grand Final was a wonderful bonus and a great experience.” Brian Quinn 

“Golf Digest provides the ultimate golfing experience on a local level, a must day out for anyone who is passionate about golf. The events are extremely well run and I always look forward to playing in them” 
Alastair Eagle, Callaway


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