Voted Top Parkland Venue in Ireland 2014

The West course brings David McLay Kidd’s (Designer of Bandon Dunes in Oregan) experience and detail for a challenging, rewarding and highly enjoyable golf course to life. The beautiful scenery and the greens from the West course can be heard talked about in the clubhouse all evening long from our visitors who want a second chance at it.

Advanced PGA Professional Tip
The line off the tee is just to the right of the bunkers that guard the left hand side of the fairway. It would take two very long shots to go for the green so the lay up shot should be played well to the left hand side to avoid more fairway sand traps.
Hole:1st
Par:5
Men’s Green:456
White:489
Blue:507
Ladies Red:412
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
As this hole is downhill it may play slightly shorter than the yardage suggests but make a note of the pin position as this green is quite long and it will also effect your club selection.
Hole:2nd
Par:3
Men’s Green:142
White:169
Blue:196
Ladies Red:134
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
Make sure you are aware of the bunkers on the right hand side of the fairway. Although the deep bunker on the front left of the green needs avoiding the big mistake here is to hit the ball too long as it will lead to a tricky downhill shot. Front right of the green is the safe shot.
Hole:3rd
Par:4
Men’s Green:259
White:311
Blue:329
Ladies Red:255
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
Right of the fairway bunker is the usual line although strong hitters may be able to carry it over the bunker therefore cutting the corner, but it has the risk of bringing the out of bounds into play. All approach shots tend to bounce left here so aim for the right hand side of the green.
Hole:4th
Par:4
Men’s Green:366
White:390
Blue:412
Ladies Red:309
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
The ideal line is between the two bunkers you can see guarding both sides of the fairway but reasonable hitters may run out of fairway so consider a shorter club off the tee. This is another tricky green that requires careful club selection to avoid a three putt.
Hole:5th
Par:4
Men’s Green:277
White:297
Blue:309
Ladies Red:272
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
One of the hardest greens to putt on if your tee shot finishes on the wrong section, if the pin is on the right hand side do not aim for the left hand area. Also any ball that is hit long here will leave a very difficult shot.
Hole:6th
Par:3
Men’s Green:108
White:129
Blue:152
Ladies Red:101
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
Your drive needs to be aimed just to the right of the trees you can see over the brow of the hill. The stream that crosses the fairway will be a factor in your lay up shot, you will have to decide weather you can carry it or ply short. The green is sloped from right to left.
Hole:7th
Par:5
Men’s Green:454
White:472
Blue:490
Ladies Red:451
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
Aim you tee shot just right of the fairway bunkers. Bunker at the front right of the green should be avoided, better to be slightly long.
Hole:8th
Par:4
Men’s Green:348
White:356
Blue:379
Ladies Red:316
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
This is not a long hole but the water on the left places a premium on accuracy off the tee. However if you do hit the ball straight and long your reward will be an approach shot that does not have to be hit over water.
Hole:9th
Par:4
Men’s Green:297
White:328
Blue:357
Ladies Red:257
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
Think about club selection off the tee as it is easy to run out of fairway also it is reasonably narrow a shorter club to tee off with is sensible. You line is the stonewall in the distance.
Hole:10th
Par:4
Men’s Green:317
White:328
Blue:356
Ladies Red:293
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
Left hand side of the green is the safe play.
Hole:11th
Par:3
Men’s Green:113
White:124
Blue:153
Ladies Red:105
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
The line of the tee is between both sets of trees either side of the fairway, although being slightly left is safer and does help to open up your approach shot.
Hole:12th
Par:4
Men’s Green:300
White:327
Blue:358
Ladies Red:293
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
The ideal line is just straight between the two sets of fairway bunkers; the bunker on the right can be carried by a reasonable drive. Although three bunkers guard the front of this green being long here will prove a very difficult recovery.
Hole:13th
Par:4
Men’s Green:349
White:366
Blue:392
Ladies Red:337
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
Aim left of the fairway bunkers off the tee. A ball hit long of the pin will leave a very difficult downhill shot.
Hole:14th
Par:4
Men’s Green:301
White:340
Blue:368
Ladies Red:262
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
The longer you hit the ball the narrower the fairway gets and it also falls off steeply on the right hand side, so hitting the drive with a shorter club to gain accuracy is worth considering. A lot of people tend to under hit their approach shots to this green.
Hole:15th
Par:4
Men’s Green:301
White:328
Blue:336
Ladies Red:281
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
A good hitter can carry the bunkers on the left but the usual line off the tee is to aim at the right hand side bunker. Three more fairway bunkers will mean you have to decide to carry them or lay up short of them. If you lay up short aim for the left hand side of the fairway as it gives a better approach to the green, if you try to carry them you will have to aim for the right hand side.
Hole:16th
Par:5
Men’s Green:457
White:496
Blue:525
Ladies Red:396
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
This par three plays shorter than the yardage suggests. Accuracy is the only way to deal with this tricky green, but short and right gives the best chance of a chip and putt if a mistake is made.
Hole:17th
Par:3
Men’s Green:149
White:168
Blue:187
Ladies Red:143
Advanced PGA Professional Tip
The line off the tee is between the two big trees. Be careful of the fairway bunker on the right hand side with your lay up shot. Long and slightly right gives the best margin of error.
Hole:18th
Par:5
Men’s Green:448
White:473
Blue:473
Ladies Red:413

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