Review for Ballinrobe

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Ballinrobe has recently been voted the best Parkland Course in Connaught and just entered as a top 100 course in Irish Golfer magazine.

It's definitely a hidden gem and as a member I can say I am very proud to be associated with it.

The course is set on the finest grassland in the country and is renowned for its drainage and consequent drying out quickly in our damp climate.

The course has a range of dogleg holes and it's signature hole the 10th is practically an island green. The par three are legendary and attracted high praise from Pádraig Harrington when he played the course.

It amazes me the a previous reviewer stated that that the course is flat with up and down holes, it is not and I can honestly say that of the 18 holes only 8 holes could be described as straight and of these 4 are the par 3s.

It is parkland but not flat, a number of greens are raised and the fairways
Include slopes on many of the holes but not to an extent that makes them unfair.

The clubhouse is a charming listed old country house which is a wonderful facility.

Michael Walsh

Date: February 01, 2020

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