Old Course – Links Golf in the West of Ireland
Par: 4 … Index: 8/3
A tee shot towards the right side of the fairway provides the best line for your approach shot to an elevated green well protected by deep bunkers short and a sharp bank to the right. A great green to hit in regulation and par always a good score here.
Par: 5 …Index: 14/7
Heading back toward the village, try to place your tee shot in between the two sets of fairway bunkers. Your 2nd shot should be placed carefully to avoid the 6 bunkers waiting for a stray shot. The green is long and undulating. A birdie chance!
Par: 4/5 … Index: 4/11
A great hole! Your drive requires a long carry to an elevated fairway, from there a long approach shot is required to reach the raised green bunkered to the front and with a steep fall off at the back. Be happy with a par.
Par: 5 …Index: 18/9
The Klondyke! Designed by Old Tom Morris and virtually untouched for over 100 years. The drive is from a tee backing onto the Atlantic Ocean to a narrow fairway located in between towering sand dunes, your blind 2nd shot is played over a 35′ sand dune towards the distant green. A memorable hole and a birdie chance.
Par: 3 …Index: 16/15
The world famous Dell! A unique hole, a short blind par 3 with the long shallow green located between two 30′ high sand dunes. A stone on the hill indicates the hole location. Enjoy and consider that Old Tom Morris designed this hole in the 1890’s, Alister MacKenzie and Martin Hawtree left it untouched.
Par: 4 …Index: 2/1
Another excellent hole. A difficult tee shot towards the ocean to a raised fairway leaves a challenging 2nd shot to a long undulating green. Don’t be distracted by the beautiful views from the fairway. Par and smile.
Par: 4 …Index: 6/5
This hole is regarded as one of the finest on the course. Another challenging tee shot requiring a long carry to a raised fairway. The 2nd shot is played to a narrow elevated green perched high above the ocean. Enjoy the views.
Par: 3 … Index: 12/13
A super medium length par 3. An uphill tee shot to an undulating green and a lovely walk through sand dunes on you way to a par!
Par: 4 … Index: 10/17
Keep your tee shot towards the left side of the green allowing for the easiest 2nd shot. This is a 60 yard long green with a bank to the right side offering some help. Avoid going left with your 2nd shot.
Par: 4 …Index: 3/2
Another of Lahinch’s great holes. A strong par 4/5 requiring a tee shot ideally to the right side of the fairway. The 2nd shot is to a well protected raised green – with typical MacKenzie undulations.
Par: 3 …Index: 13/14
One of Martin Hawtree’s new additions to Lahinch. A demanding par 3 played against a stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and Liscannor village. You’re unlikely to get a par if you miss this green.
Par: 5 …Index: 9/6
A short par 5 with the Inagh River and out of bounds all along your left. A deep mine awaits a drive sent too far right. The small green is very well protected and presents a challenging shot to the strongest of players. A birdie chance – but often a bogey.
Par: 4 … Index: 17/12
A wonderful short par 4. Driveable for the long hitter but stray off line and you are severely penalised with a deep mine to your right and challenging bunkers on the left. A long undulating 3 tier green will test your touch.
Par: 4/5 …Index: 5/10
A strong demanding hole requiring an accurate drive to a narrow fairway. The 2nd shot is played over two sand dunes to another undulating green. Par a good score here.
Par: 4/5 …Index: 1/16
Our toughest hole. A long par 4/5 requiring another good drive followed by a long slightly uphill 2nd shot. Again par and smile!
Par: 3…Index: 11/18
A downhill par-3 from an elevated tee to a well protected and undulating green Another hole where a par is rare if you miss the green.
Par: 4…Index: 7/8
The final par 4 and another test. The drive requires a long carry to reach the faiway and the 2nd shot is played to a green protected by two classic Alister MacKenzie bunkers.
Par: 5/4…Index: 15/4
The finishing hole is a birdie chance for the strong hitter. A par 5/4 the ideal line for your 2nd shot is left side of the fairway allowing an approach towards a flat green with a false front.
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Par: 4 … Index: 6 / 4
An excellent opening hole where a good drive leaves you with a medium to short shot to an elevated green protected with bunkers to the front.
Par: 3 … Index: 4 /10
A long par 3 often requiring a fairway wood to reach the green. Be happy with a par!
Par: 3 … Index: 18 /12
A mid iron par 3 which needs to be solidly hit to overcome the bunkers protecting the front of the green.
Par: 5 … Index: 14 /2
A shortish par 5 generally played into the prevailing wind. The green is protected by a drain requiring a key decision for the 2nd shot, play safe and lay up or risk all and go for the green and probable birdie.
Par: 4 … Index: 16 /16
A reachable par 4 however mis-hit or stray off line and you’ll be happy with par.
Par: 3 … Index: 2 /14
An outstanding par 3 which would grace the Old Course. Over 200 yards across a valley to a protected green. Enjoy a par!
Par: 3 … Index: 12 /18
A little over 100 yards towards Dough Castle, hit the green or else!
Par: 4 … Index: 8/ 8
Risk – reward! A tee shot over marsh land offers you the choice to bite of what you dare! The two-tier green is well protected with three bunkers.
Par: 5 … Index: 10 /6
A par 5 with a drain 120 yards short of the green. A birdie chance to finish the front 9.
Par: 3 … Index: 13 /11
Another excellent lengthy par 3! A long narrow green protected by a deep bunker oftens proves an elusive target. Par is always a good score .
Par: 4 … Index: 5 / 3
A strong dog-leg par 4 requiring an accurate drive and a 2nd shot to a shallow severely sloping green. Be careful above the pin!
Par: 4/5 … Index: 1 /9
Index 1! A strong par 4 requiring 2 good shots to reach your target. Par always a good score here.
Par: 3 … Index: 15 /17
A medium length par 3 to a small green well protected. Don’t be long!
Par: 4 … Index: 17 /15
A short par 4 with a drain protecting the green 30 yards short. A birdie chance.
Par: 5/4 … Index: 9 /1
A well designed par 5, while not long the green is well protected and requires a well placed shot to set up a birdie chance.
Par: 4 … Index: 7 / 7
A short par 4 with out-of-bounds all along the left side. The two-tier green is protected by a large front bunker
Par: 4 … Index: 3 / 5
A very strong par 4 usually played into the prevailing wind. A dog-leg left to a small raised green with water left of the green. Par is always a good score here.
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