Eamonn Galavan, a Wexford businessman who paid €1 million for 40 membership preference shares, is now suing the main company behind the hotel, Durgman Entertainments. Galavan is also suing Brooklodge Estates and Firefly Properties.
He is claiming that the companies provided guarantees in relation to the financing of the golf course, and he is seeking compensation as a result of the receivership. Galavan is taking his case through the Commercial Court, which expedites multimillion euro business disputes.
Ruddy moves with the times
Bear-like and almost childishly enthusiastic in his love for the game, Pat Ruddy has spent the better part of two decades shaping and reshaping his links masterpiece, The European Club at Brittas Bay on the rugged County Wicklow coast.
But time stands still for no man and when the Irish Amateur Close and Irish Ladies Close championship are held at his course next summer, the top amateurs in the country will will discover no fewer than 30 new bunkers waiting to gobble those errant drives.
The 14th at The European Club in 2009His vision is to see The European Club take its place as one of the great golf courses of the world and he has employed what he likes to describe at “20-20 vision” to combat advances in new technology that are threatening to take the skill out of playing so many wonderful golf courses around the world.
Ballyliffin begins major upgrade to Glashedy bunkers
Pat Ruddy may not be hosting the 2010 Irish PGA at the European Club but the renowned course designer has not been sitting idle in Co Wicklow.
The news from Donegal is that Ruddy has been called in to advise Ballyliffin on upgrading and renovating the bunkering on Glashedy Links to make sure that the course remains one of the world’s most admired and valid tests of championship golf.
Portmarnock and Mount Juliet top Backspin poll
A change at the top in the links category and four new entries in the top-30 in the parkland category are the highlights of the 2010 Irish Golf Courses Rankings results determined by a panel of 54 voters and announced in the Spring issue of Backspin Golf Magazine.
Golf Digest Ireland’s Top 100 Ranking 2010
Royal County Down has regained its spot as Ireland’s top course in the annual Golf Digest Ireland Top 100 ranking.
The Co Down links swapped places with Portmarnock, the number one course in 2009, as Royal Portrush rose one place to third and The European Club dropped one to fourth in a ranking compiled by a panel of golf course architects, former amateur internationals and golf administrators.
Rosapenna acquires St Patrick's to become 81-hole links mecca
Good news stories are few and far between these days but the acquisition by the Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort of the 370 acres formally known as St. Patrick’s Golf Links adjoining the 800-acre dune system at Rosapenna in northwest Donegal is definitely one of them.