Fergal O'Leary

Fergal hails from Dublin, but has been based in the US since 2005. He currently lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He’s a passionate golfer who is hugely respectful of the game's traditions, and the great people who support the game. Fergal completed playing the Top 100 ranked courses in the United States at 28 years of age. In August 2015, aged 32, Fergal became the youngest person (and the first & only Irishman) ever to play the World Top 100 ranked courses. He has a +3 handicap and is a proud member of Portmarnock Golf Club and the 'Global Golf Centurions Club'. Fergal is a panelist with www.top100golfcourses.com, and serves as the United States correspondent on the panel.

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Myopia Hunt 26/06/2021

4th Massachusetts - Best in Area 51st USA Ranking 58th North America Ranking
It had been approximately 12 years since I last played Myopia. With an average of approximately 5000-6000 rounds a year, this venue is really special. Needless to say, an...

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Tralee 26/06/2021

3rd Kerry - Best in Area 15th Ireland Ranking 65th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Tralee GC – I loved this course and hold it in higher regard than a list of other big names in the South of Ireland. While the back nine is famous for the dunes and the b...

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The Island 26/06/2021

2nd Dublin - Best in Area 8th Ireland Ranking 51st Britain & Ireland Ranking
The Island GC – there are four brand new holes on the renovated front nine, which has broken up the original flow of 8 par 4s and a par 3 to finish the outward half. The...

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Portsalon 26/06/2021

5th Donegal - Best in Area 21st Ireland Ranking
Portsalon GC – the rumpled terrain at Portsalon on the Inishowen Peninsula is as natural a setting for links golf as it gets. The par 4 2nd hole is among the most spectac...

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Narin & Portnoo 26/06/2021

6th Donegal - Best in Area 28th Ireland Ranking
Narin & Portnoo – the fact that the club secured Gil Hanse to overhaul the course is incredible on many levels. I was fortunate to play with a member who gave me a lot of...

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Donegal 26/06/2021

4th Donegal - Best in Area 18th Ireland Ranking
Donegal GC – after a benign start, the golf course really gets going from the 4th hole as you navigate out the peninsula. The par 3 5th could be among the top 20 short ho...

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Rosapenna (St Patrick's) 25/06/2021

Gem Ireland - Best in Area
St. Patrick’s Links – a dream come true for Tom Doak, for the Rosapenna resort and for the golfers of Ireland. We now have a world class Doak course in the Emerald Isle!...

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Longmeadow 26/08/2020

19th Massachusetts - Best in Area
There is no shortage of classic Donald Ross courses in Massachusetts, in fact, this region is blessed. Longmeadow is in the southwestern part of the State, with the golf...

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Mountain Ridge 19/07/2020

11th New Jersey - Best in Area
This fabled Donald Ross layout has existed on its current property since 1929. Over the past years, Ron Prichard has renovated much of the layout with exquisite results....

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Allegheny 19/07/2020

23rd Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Any layout that tags the names Bendelow, Ross and Hanse as the architects since 1902 clearly sets itself apart. The clubhouse alone has the designation of a National Hist...

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Sunnehanna 19/07/2020

11th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
A revered Amateur Championship is played here every year going back decades. Many of the greatest names and winners in the game have played here and won. This might be th...

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Pittsburgh Field Club 19/07/2020

21st Pennsylvania - Best in Area
One of the most thrilling opening tee-shots anywhere in America. From an elevated perch at the back of the clubhouse, you launch your first drive up into the sky with 8 o...

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Bandon Dunes (Sheep Ranch) 19/07/2020

Gem USA - Best in Area
Every new addition to the Bandon Dunes resort will make headlines. The official opening date was 1st June 2020, which was preceded with some limited preview play. Coore &...

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