Situated half an hour’s drive from Belfast city centre, the rolling parkland course at Edenmore Golf & Country Club is a Frank Ainsworth design that first opened its door to golfers in 1992.
Laid out as two returning nines, both of which start with long par five holes, the course extends to 6,278 yards from the back tees, playing to a par of 71. Feature holes include short par threes at the 4th and 14th.
In the book Hooked by Kevin Markham, the author described the course as “very short for a par 71 and despite plenty of trees it is a bit too open to be challenging. If you fancy easy scoring on a strongly undulating country course then this is the place.
The hardest challenges will be attacking the greens Most are wide open but surfaces are hard and a bump-and-run approach may serve you best. Bunkers vary from quite flat and easy to steep-faced – but they often encroach across the front of greens.”
The transformation of this little gem, is outstanding. From my first round in 2098, where you saw the potential, to last week, is tremendous. The family have really worked hard. You can see they’re really investing into he course and it’s paid off. Lush fairways, great greens and you can really see they’re taking care of the detail. The pro, Andy is an asset