A really enjoyable place to play, beautiful scenery of mountains, sea and massive dunes and lots of fun holes. Noticeably shorter than other Links in the part of Ireland made for a more relaxing game. The course is organised in 2 lips, the front 9 on the outside giving more seaside golf, the back 9 more up and down dunes holes. The greens had been hole tined yesterday but were excellent, the best and quickest so far in the North West. The ninth and tenth were a little flat compared to the rest, and the dune top green on the 15th was terrifically hard to hold. My ball went across the putting surface 5 times before I picked up at the bottom of the hill ! Mostly though the golf was excellent and great fun, featuring elevated tees, blind shots, spectacle bunkers and a bathtub green through a gap in the dunes. Ref the comment that the course feels too big for the property, there were 1 if not 2 holes not in play tucked away in the centre of the dunes, hidden to all but the most wayward drivers. Perfectly placed between Rosses Point and Enniscrone, noone would be disappointed with a game at Strandhill followed by a drink at the friendly, scenic clubhouse where we had the satisfaction of seeing the rain sweep through ten minutes after we'd finished our sunny round.
Date: April 24, 2018