Bull Island in Dublin Bay was formed as a consequence of the building of a sea wall in the 1800's.
The island was sand based and perfect for links golf
Dublin Golf Club formed in 1885 and moved to Bull Island in 1889
Unfortunately, the site was used badly damaged during the first World War.
It was redesigned into a classic links course in 1920 by Harry S. Colt
More recently Martin Hawtree has made modifications which have improved the playability of the course
Royal Dublin GC has hosted over fifty National Championships including famous wins by Seve Ballesteros and Bernard Langher
However none were so popular or dramatic as the win by Christy O'Connor (Snr) in the 1996 Carolls International.
'Himself' had a long history with RDGC as member and club professional and was hugely popular with the punters
With three holes to play and trailing by 3 shots, O'Connor finished eagle- birdie- eagle to win the event.
Now that is a finish!
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