This is a stunning parkland in Co. Clare, and a sweet foil to the links of Lahinch and Doonbeg. Set in over 400 acres of mature woodland, the course rumbles over open rolling pasture, through the dense trees and brings natural lakes (with Special Areas of Conservation) and streams into play.
It is the full, five star parkland package with super quality and the kind of back nine that enthrals and terrifies in equal measure…
the pretty and driveable par four 15th is followed by the brutally tough Index 1 16th. The 16th century baronial castle presides over it all. Stand on the par three 7th tee and you’ll have the green far below you and the castle serving as a stunning backdrop. It’s the shot of the day on a day when there will be many. The back nine is particularly strong with a daunting final three holes. Enjoy the state-of-the-art golf academy.
Favourite Hole: The short par four 15th promises a go-for-glory drive and it’s all on show from the tee. Beautiful undulations.
What’s in the Bag? With such a sparkling variety of holes don’t let your ego get the better of you.
FROM KEVIN MARKHAM IN THIS YEAR’S DESTINATION GOLF IRELAND TOP150 GOLF COURSES 2021