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
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.