Enniscorthy has one of the finest golf courses in the Country. Unlike many courses that have sprung up during the economic boom years, Enniscorthy Golf Club is a mature parkland course dating back to 1907, though many changes have taken place since then, it retains its unique character. You won't be disappointed with the challenge it provides, with all the facilities you'd expect from a modern clubhouse and a friendly unassuming atmosphere pervades the well-appointed restaurant and bar/lounge. There are fresh daily specials served to suit every budget. Even better are the inexpensive green fee rates of about $30. Golf carts and trolleys are available and a well stocked PGA proshop is attached to the clubhouse.
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The Clubhouse Restaurant is open to all visitors and caters for families, groups or passer-byes. It has a massive car park, so no problem with the camper van or RV. It open relatively early and serves 'til late. John, the Chef, comes from a well respected local family with a military background, so you know your food will be served with precision. The specials cater for all pallets and if nothing catches your eye on the 'Special Board' there's the A La Carte menu to choose from. The 8oz Angus steak was my dish of choice and my wife, who is a vegetarian, was presented with a marvellous tossed salad with a selection of home made breads. John came out from the kitchen to introduce himself and to see if we were happy with his culinary dishes. Indeed we were and hardly able to rise from the table we have eaten so much. We had a long chat with Barry, the manager, as we paid our bill and he gave us a more tips on areas of local interest. Customer at the counter were also forthcoming with suggestions and soon we felt like locals ourselves. A warm friendly atmosphere with plenty of room. The food can be served in the select restaurant area or in a quiet corner of the clubhouse over-looking the course. Needless to say we could hardly swing a club after the meal. Top marks all round. On the down side I could see where someone with a physical disability would find difficulty climbing the short stairs up to the second floor. Might be wise to ring Barry if bringing a large group 0872285870.
Favorite Dish: Definitely the steak for me with the home made onion rings, mushrooms and locally supplied potatoes or chips but when I saw what the misses had I would have been satisfied with their vegetarian dish.
Though the clubhouse is a little out of town it cost no more that $10 for the taxi including tip. If was worth it, the characters I met that night made us feel like one of the family. Great banter without being vulgar, made for an enjoyable evening-night-morning. By the time I'd left I had several offers on accommodation on my next trip.
We visited several nice pubs in the town of Enniscorthy and all were of a high standard. These included the Bailey and the Antique Tavern down near the river Slaney. The Riverside Park Hotel lounge and Treacys D Bar.
Dress Code: Casual but neat. No shorts or sandals come evening time.
No, its nothing to do with fighting. If a local insists on buying you a drink its a gesture of friendliness and a prelude to conversation. It is impolite not to buy one in return even though they will say 'no'. Insist on leaving one 'behind the bar'. To avoid 'The Round' situation just politely say 'I'm driving' as drink-driving has become a taboo in a Country that up to recently where 'one for the road' was a must.
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Ireland, and especially rural Ireland and placed like Enniscorthy as ideal places to let it all hang out and relax. The local golf club provides for all the travellers refreshment requirements. But its nice to sit and read or catch up on local history and places of interest
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wet gear is a must. If you arrive in Ireland during the 'summer' months - then expect rain. The temperate climate makes for changeable weather and no two days are the same generally. The best months are April, May to early June.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Ireland is a modern Country and has a modern health service. If you take ill 'after hours' you can call a caredoc 1850 334 999.
Photo Equipment: There's a photographic shop in every large town but if your looking for a speciality item such as a lens you'd be better to shop around.
Wexford is one of the most friendliest Counties in Ireland. This is as a result of its history and location. It has the largest Ferry and Shipping port in Southern Ireland and as a result locals are no strangers to visitors. Enniscorthy is nestled in the heart of this wonderful County with its rolling hills and dales. It has some specacular views and these are located from the north to the south of this long land. In the north west of the County bordering Carnew, Wicklow and Ferns, Wexford I'd recommend Sliabh Buí (Yellow Hill) then across to Bunclody and the Blackstairs Mountains and in particular Mt. Leinster, which is easily accessible by auto-mobile. Back down to Enniscorthy and Vinegar Hill and travelling south to Forth Mountain and Carrig-Byrne. The southern coastline is worth a visit and in particular Nowth Head, Kilmore quay and Ballyhack. Lovely seafood restaurants are scattered around the coast with fresh catch a speciality.
My favourite little unspoilt gems were Doyle's Pub 'The Still' only a walk from the Monart Spa Hotel. Sit and read a book among the Swans, Ducks and pleasant ripple of the steam. A short trip up the road and you'll find another quaint local pub known as 'The Hollow' (or 'De Halla).
Summer evening are the best time for these visits are the owners could be out on the land during the day.
Golf has become the most popular sport in the Country next to GAA sports. The success of several Irish golfers in International events such as Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy, Damien McGrane and Paul McGinley (2010 Ryder Cup Captain) to name but a few. The rise in society golf among rural communities has helped the spread of golf.
Enniscorthy golf course is set in the heart of the County and is the ideal location for to partake in a round or two of golf.