This course is a fine parkland which is pleasant to play with very good greens and a nice layout that winds its way round the top half of the course until you reach the 10th which is a cliff top par 3 needing a good stroke. The next hole par five index one follows the river Liffey upstream -- a left handed crescent shaped hole blocked by trouble on the left and requires some brave hitting to get to the green and avoid a watery end in ‘Abhainn Na Life’. There are a total of five bells/buzzers on the back nine. The next few holes can be a bit disconcerting to play the first time. The normal white stone or barbers pole to help on these blind does not exist so for first time visitors on holes 12, 14, 16 and 17 it is a lottery. A real test off the back/blue tees at 6069 meters plays longer as so many are uphill- hence a lot of climbing. Played it twice last week but best played from May to October. Might deserve # 63 ranking in Ireland but # 7 in Dublin is too high.
Date: April 22, 2016