I really love this place – and would re-state it as one of my favourite links courses.
Why, you may ask? Simple – it provides a fair risk / reward balance for the average golfer. And there are no hidden surprises – what you see is what you get. So if you play badly, well, you can only blame one thing ... the weather (I guess ... never the golfer)??
As I said before, the course is relatively open, particularly on the front nine. But this is never a problem, as wind is almost always a factor here and gives you enough to think about. Our golf society played on two separate days. The first presented us with rain and strong winds – naturally scores were well below par. The second day couldn’t have been more different, with sunshine and lighter winds and gave me the chance to pick up a small prize.
Best of all are the views of the Atlantic and the 12 Bens, which are just magnificent. Mustn’t forget to mention the great views of the clubhouse on its elevated location from about the 14th to the 18th hole – just great! And the elevated greens on the back 9 certainly call for good course management.
When you add on the tasty chowder in the clubhouse and the “ceol agus craic” in the Abbeyglen, where we stayed, it was just about as perfect a few days of golf as you could get.
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