I'm hoping to move back to Dublin (south city) soon and join a golf club again - hopefully along with a friend who lives nearby.
The reality is with family commitments etc we are not going to be able to get out every weekend or play every competition etc so paying €1,200-1,500 a year sub or a large joining fee isn't really an option.
At the same time we don't really want to join somewhere down the country (ie, Slievnamon) which we won't likely ever play just to get a GUI.
So what we would ideally like is somewhere in say Dublin, Wicklow, Meath, Kildare where we could play every second or third weekend and also be able to play in open fixtures in Leinster or on weekends away.
I see Rathsallagh has a "Lifestyle" membership for €360 a year (which is effectively a pay&play membership). Based on the green fees you would get your membership and probably about 9 rounds for that fee which is ok for a nice course. It is over an hours drive away so we're not going to play it every weekend.
Another option would be Kilcock (I was previously a student member here). They have a couple of different options
- Under 40's membership @ €475
- Pay and Play @ €299 (plus €25 per round)
Does anyone know of anything else like these within around an hour from Dublin 2? We are both mid-30s also if that is relevant also.