Royal Dublin


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Links is open for play today, Buggies are permitted and the range is open. Updated: 18th Apr 2024

Brian O'Driscoll

Before rugby, there was golf for Brian O’Driscoll, and after rugby, golf still offers a welcome sporting outlet for one of Ireland’s greatest sport stars.

Brian first sampled golf at Royal Dublin when caddying for his father and long time club member, Dr Frank O’Driscoll.

He got his handicap down to eight before rugby began to dominate his life and sporting career.

Brian’s record speaks for itself; from 1999 to his retirement in 2014 he enjoyed three Heineken European Cup wins with Leinster, plus four Celtic Leagues and a European Challenge Cup.

The highlights of his time with Ireland were a Grand Slam and two Six Nations championships. He was Six Nations Player of the Tournament in 2006, 2007, and 2009.

He earned 133 caps for his country, scoring 46 tries. He played 186 times for Leinster, scoring 67 tries. For the Lions, he won eight caps, scoring one try.

Brian proved himself an inspiring captain for club, country and for the Lions.

His strength of character and will to win were evident by his total of 367 matches played during his career.

Since his retirement Brian has played regularly in prestigous Pro-Ams, including the Irish Open and the Dunhill Links. Brian is still a regular visitor to Royal Dublin where he is an Honorary Member.


The Greats


The Royal Dublin Golf Club

North Bull Island Nature Reserve , Dollymount, Dublin 3 , Ireland

Phone: +353 1 833 6346 | Fax: +353 1 833 6504


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