1Trees left and right dictate a straight tee shot. Three formidable fairway bunkers threaten the longer hitter. The uphill second shot is played to a large, well protected and undul2The drive must carry gorse and hawthorn to a sloping fairway with an out-of-bounds on the right and gorse and trees on the left. Strategically placed fairway bunkers protect the gr3At this distance obviously a birdie opportunity but the drive must avoid trees on the left and an out-of-bounds on the right. The long, fast-sloping green is tightly bunkered neces4The course now bares its teeth. A brave tee shot over Lough Mahon to the right-hand side of the fairway is rewarded with the best line for the second shot to the elevated undulatin5A long straight drive is essential as there is trouble both in front and on each side. A miscalculation on the line can lead to a lost ball. The fairway undulates and is bounded on6A feature hole where the blind drive should be placed to the right of a prominent limestone promontory known locally as ‘Spion Kop’. Accuracy off the tee is essential as a misd7This, the first par three, is usually played into the prevailing south-westerly wind. The green is large with a severe slope in front, bunkers on the left and a deep valley on the 8A left to right dog-leg. The drive is from an elevated tee to the fairway located twenty five feet below. The best line hugs the left-hand side, risking gorse and fairway bunkers. 9In addition to bunkers the green is protected by a deep valley on the left, a quarry on the right and a slope with trees behind. Anything pushed right is almost invariably lost. Th10The drive is over a quarry with gorse protecting the left rough. The second shot is long and demanding, especially when played into the prevailing wind. The green slopes from back 11It is essential that the drive avoids strategically placed bunkers on the left of the fairway. A deep quarry runs dramatically close to both the right hand side of the fairway and 12A short dog-leg right played from an elevated tee. Long hitters, who can carry the trees hugging the right-hand side of the fairway, are rewarded with a short iron for their second13The tee shot is played over a deep quarry and through a narrow gap in trees to the smallest putting surface on the course, which is tightly bunkered in front. Although the shortest14The drive must avoid trees left and right and for the longer hitter, a bunker on the left. The second shot has to clear a strategically placed fairway bunker and avoid greenside bu15The drive is from an elevated tee to a tree-lined fairway. Four formidable fairway bunkers should be avoided at all costs. The large green is protected by a front bunker and a vall16A short hole underrated at one’s peril. Accuracy off the tee is essential with thick gorse and hawthorn running along the fairway on the right and trees on the left. A challengin17The drive, played over a gorse wasteland, is one of the most challenging on the course, where many a good round has foundered. An out-of-bounds runs along the left and two bunkers 18A dog-left right where the drive must avoid two fairway bunkers and a copse of trees on the right. On the left mature trees guard an out-of-bound road that runs all the way to the
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