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C is for Cape – Template Holes

NGLA serves as a showcase for template golf, and it’s only fair that Charles Blair Macdonald would contribute his own designs to the mix—rather than draw inspiration from Scotland. No. 14 “Cape” is a case in point.

C is for Cape – Template Holes

Review of the Month July 2019 – Dinard

L'expérience du sublime. Dinard is correlative with Pebble Beach and Old Head where the experience is so much more than the golf course in terms of the traditional ratings criteria such as design, challenge, variety of holes, presentation etc.

Review of the Month July 2019 – Dinard

B is for Biarritz – Template Holes

Most of the template holes replicated by Macdonald and his acolytes draw inspiration from originals based in golf's homeland, the British Isles. The Biarritz is a rare exception, most commonly traced back to the Southwest coast of France, in the region of the same name.

B is for Biarritz – Template Holes

Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup

Irish golf is set for an extended spell in the golfing spotlight following Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory, with the announcement of Adare Manor as host venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup.

Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup

Response to Course Reviews

Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)

We played the Hotchkin in may, it was the first time that i had played since the changes to the course. I have to say the changes are a revelation. The course w...

Lahinch (Old)

I’m not sure saying Lahinch is more ‘Irish’ than Ballybunion is fair, Lahinch is one of the few courses in Ireland (as opposed to Ballybunion) that refuses to o...

Kauri Cliffs

Interesting review Clive, must have been a very strange day as I've never heard anyone describe the course like that.I've only played Kauri twice, but found it...

Gulph Mills

Perry Maxwell reconstructed the 8th and 10th greens in 1934, the 11th and 14th greens in 1937 and the 7th green in 1938. Very glad you enjoyed this special pla...