The links of the European Club was designed by Pat Ruddy and is owned and operated by him with help of his family. Ruddy is a golf-writer and golf course designer whose work will be found also at such highly regarded venues as Ballyliffin, Druids Glen, Druids Heath, Rosapenna, Portsalon, St. Margaret’ s, Donegal (Muragh) and Montreal Island Golf Club. Ruddy discovered the property when he surveyed Ireland’s coastline by helicopter in search for a classic golf location. the result is a magnificent addition to the world’s short supply of approximately 160 true links (51 of these are in Ireland). Champions from all over the world have discovered The European Club and Tiger Woods currently holds the course record of 67. The European Club hosted the Irish PGA Championship 2007 and 2008 specifically to prepare Padraig Harrington for the British Open in the following weeks. It worked so well he won both the Irish Open and British titles both years!