HOLE 1, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
A good opportunity to start the round on a good note providing that the second shot is on the safe side of the hole.
HOLE 2, PAR 5 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
The tee shot is all important as it may give you the chance to challenge the narrow entrance to this well protected green.
HOLE 3, PAR 3 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
A mystic atmosphere, beside Castle Dargan, will provide a pleasant relaxing feeling. Here, distance control matters where ever the pin is located.
HOLE 4, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
A large tree dictates a fade over the water off the tee which makes this hole very challenging. Full commitment and concentration will reward to a fairway and green in regulation.
HOLE 5, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
Dog leg left which the prevailing wind may turn into a long par 4. The right hand side of the hole is safer and will allow the second shot to be played from above the green.
HOLE 6, PAR 5 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
The fairway encourages a draw which can kick off the hill and produce a tremendously long drive. The approach to the green from a downhill lie will make the carry over the water quite impressive. A tempting challenge and one of the few risk-reward situations players will encounter during the round.
HOLE 7, PAR 3 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
A narrow entrance to a long two level green, this hole is often played into the wind. This is not as straight forward as it looks.
HOLE 8, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
All long hitters will feel stimulated by this open fairway. However, only the finest short game will allow the player to dominate the green.
HOLE 9, PAR 5 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
A long corridor of hills requires a solid drive, a safe second shot, and smart tactic for the approach, will offer a birdie chance.
HOLE 10, PAR 5 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
A temptingly short par 5 of 429 yards off the whites, where the second shot is played from an awkward lie towards an elevated narrow looking green. The little room for error will make players think twice.
HOLE 11, PAR 3 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
An elevated tee looking down an extremely narrow haricot shape green surrounded by water and bunkers: Probably the most frightening short iron shot ever experienced.
HOLE 12, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
This stern test, uphill, is deceivingly narrow off the tee. A good club selection is then essential to secure a par.
HOLE 13, PAR 3 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
An elevated green where putting your tee shot bellow the hole may offer a birdie chance.
HOLE 14, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
Only a good drive passing around the dog leg can deliver a full view to the green where an aggressive play will be rewarded.
HOLE 15, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
Darren Clarke’s so-called signature hole: a drivable risk-reward par 4 with a well protected green, sitting tantalisingly close to the water’s edge. “Take a chance?”
HOLE 16, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
A drive on the left hand side is ideal to find the fairway. The elegant surrounding of the green, just below the vestige of the castle, makes this hole unforgettable.
HOLE 17, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
Probably the most intimidating hole on the golf course where the fairway is bordered with rocks on the left and out of bound. A very positive attitude is key so to keep the ball in play.
HOLE 18, PAR 4 BLUE-WHITE-GREEN-RED
One final drive which, if in line or right of the bunker, will turn the second shot blind. A par requires four solid consecutive shots. This is a great finishing hole that will spice up the end of any match.