While offering a good balance in terms of playability and difficulty, but also fairness, the course requires the golfer to give some thought to their shot selection and throws a number of challenges in their path along the way. There are a number of feature holes, in particular the par-3 thirteenth, which challenges the golfer with a carry of more than 180 yards from the mens competition tees over water, in order to reach the green safely. Then there is the long dogleg par-5 fourteenth, which is 542 yards long and believed to be the only index-1 par-5 in Leinster. Again, this is a hole that is quite reachable in regulation by most golfers, but requires the golfer to employ a pinch of course management along the way. The relatively short par-4 sixteenth is a treat. Although short, given the positioning of the green, nestled in the surrounding woodland, two accurate and measured shots are required in order to reach the green in regulation.
Eddie Hackett, Declan Brannigan