Padraig Harrington launches public putting green in Marlay Park

There is exciting news on Dublin’s south side: a new putting green has been unveiled by golf legend Padraig Harrington.

Padraig Harrington launches public putting green in Marlay Park.

Golf enthusiasts all over Dublin, especially on the capital’s south side, are beaming with joy. A new putting green has opened to the public, thanks to Padraig Harrington, a resident of the area.

The philanthropic project was developed in collaboration with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. It was funded by the pro golfer and recently opened on 22 April. It will prove an excellent facility for the community.

Brand new putting green opens at Marlay Park – a family-focused golfing facility

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Funded by the Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation, the aim was to create a state-of-the-art, unique putting course open to the public to provide people of all ages and backgrounds with an enjoyable golfing experience.

The brand new free public facility is a fantastic place for socialising, learning a new hobby, and attracting new audiences to golf, all while having fun in an exciting location.

Harrington said, “I am thrilled to announce the opening of the Marlay Park Putting Green.

“It has been amazing to see this project come to fruition, and I am so pleased the people of Dublin will be able to experience golf in a fun and family-focused setting.”

A dream brought to life – golfing for the community

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Harrington added, “My aim for this project has always been to create an affordable and accessible facility designed for all ages and golf abilities at no cost.

“I’ve always wanted to give back to the community and find a way to introduce the game of golf to all generations.”

For the first two months, there will be a limited availability. Approximately 700 rounds per week will spread over six days to protect the newly grown grass. However, numbers will increase over the summer as ground conditions and grass growth improves.

The future of golf looks exciting now that Marlay Park Putting Green is open for all to try. So, if you have always wanted to give golfing a go, this is your chance for fun.

Sustainability – a key element of the putting green

Sustainability was a key element.
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Sustainability was a key component of the green’s construction. As such, experts designed the course in such a way as to ensure environmental conservation.

It is easily accessed from all parts of Marlay Park – a place which Harrington is more than familiar with.

The project was made a reality with the help of John Clarkin’s team at Turfgrass along with the expertise of Atlantic Golf Construction. They lent their expert skills in agronomy and construction to ensure the golfing facility was top-notch.

Thanks to additional grants from Golf Ireland and The R&A, the putting green came to life. Budding golfers out there couldn’t be happier.

Address: Taylorsgrange, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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