Newbridge Golf Club in Barrettstown, County Kildare, Ireland, is an 18-hole parkland course that opened in 1995. If you like trees, you will love Newbridge, with more than 40,000 planted (including Japanese larch, cedars of Lebanon and Norwegian Maple), contributing to the calm atmosphere. Wildlife -- complete with herons, moorhens, kingfisher and wild ducks -- abound on the golf course. The first nine holes are dominated by the Hill of Allen, the third and sixth dance around the Bog of Allen, and holes around the turn are especially challenging, with water hazards a particular worry. When you're finished on 18, Newbridge clubhouse has a bar with great views, the Bay Leaf restaurant, a top-flight pro shop and a relaxing locker room.