Owned by Jim Mansfield, the man responsible for developing the outstanding golfing complex at Citywest, Palmerstwon House is a phenomenal new development. In 1999, Mansfield bought the land - formerly utilised as a stud farm - and commissioned Christy O'Connor Junior, the bastion of Irish golf, to manufacture a worthy golf course.
The 7,400 yard result is worthy and more, and has garnered much praise in its short existence. While Palmerstown House is already the headquarters of the Irish PGA, the vision for the future is to host an Irish or European Open on the European Tour.
The golf course itself is not quintessentially Irish, but it is certainly impressive; from the shamrock-shaped bunkers to the colossal water hazards, The PGA National may be more at home on the opposite side of the Atlantic, but its impeccable conditioning is sure to charm even the most traditional of golfing purists.
As a new challenger to the K Club, Druid's Glen and Carton House, the Irish HQ is a worthy contender and is well worth considering for your next golf adventure around the Dublin area of the Emerald Isle.