Jasonw wrote: »
I'm playing Druids Glen next monday. I played it once while the offer was on but once around only gives an impression of where you should, and maybe more importantly, shouldn't be aiming.
It's most likely to be played off the Championship tees so with that in mind can anyone who knows the course well and has the time and the inclination do a hole by hole guide for me?
GreeBo wrote: »
If only we had a Strokesaver sticky thread!....oh wait, that would be a ridiculous idea...:rolleyes:
1916 wrote: »
Have a look at these guys site http://www.hh-gs.com/ click on "Course Details" and flick through some courses where they have completed "Descriptions", Balcarrick I think is the first one on the list thats completed
Mister Sifter wrote: »
Anyone any thoughts on St Annes on Bull Island?
jimbling wrote: »
I just had a look at my own course there and it's not anywhere near correct. I mean the lengths / pars / indexes etc.... it's completely wrong.
I tried to compare with other courses I would know well, but it doesn't appear to have Lee Valley or Monkstown on the list.
I know it's only a society website, but just pointing it out to ye guys that the details may not be accurate.
GreeBo wrote: »
1) Short is better than long & left.
2) Dont miss the green.
3) Left is blocked off the tee, if laying up lay up on left side.
4) Doesnt need driver. Left is blocked. Long of the tee is penalized. Dont be above the pin.
5) Doesnt need driver, fairway bunker is penal.
6) Dont be above the pin.
7) RHS is OOB for second shot. Dont be above the pin.
8) Short is better.
9) Doesnt require driver, green kicks left. Dont be above pin.
10) Long and right is dead off tee. Long and left or right for 2nd is dead.
11) No danger long.
12) Right is dead is using driver.
13) Right or left is dead if using driver. Really need to spin approach.
14) Right is dead (+ OOB). Lay up on LHS as all kicks right.
15) Green is longer than it looks from tee
16) Right is OOB, Left is dead.
17) Right is dead off the tee. Dont go for it in 2.
18) Right is OOB off the tee. Fairway kicks right, blocking long/straight drives.
Licksy wrote: »
From (poor) memory.
1st. Not overly long par 4, no need to go mad off the tee. Green is set down hill and slightly left. Slopes a fair bit. Don't think I ever birdied it after many attempts.
2nd. Great uphill, long par 4. Green is elevated and it's a fine hole.
3rd. Another tough par 4, down hill this time but there's water short-right and a 3-tiered green. Depending on the wind direction, I used to always be happy enough with a 4 on one and a 5 on the other (2 & 3 run opposite directions).
4th. Short par 4, trouble everywhere so mid iron to the fairway and wee wedge to the green.
5th. Reachable par 5, tee shot needs to be left-to-right to hold the fairway. Water towards the right of the green (short) but not in play for a decent attempt at the green.
6th. Fine par 3, all there to see in front of you.
7th. Good par 5, right-to-left, could rarely trouble it in two so pick your sensible line off the tee. Tempting to drive down the left but a decent carry required or you'll be in sand so stay right of it.
8th. Changed since I used to play there, fairly straightforward par 4, honest stuff.
9th. Used to be a lovely par 3 and is now changed to be a fine par 3, though not as strong as it used to be in my opinion. Again, you get what you see.
10th. Long walk to the tee from the 9th... Par 5, two shotter again if you drive it in the fairway but it's a well protected green, set among trees with water short.
11th. Pretty par 3, a great hole from the back tees with the flag on the right and decent from anywhere else.
12th. Used to be a bit raw but has improved. Par 5, dog-leg left. A straight drive on the fairway gives the chance of going in two. OOB beside the green on the right is not that far away so keep that in mind if having a go at the elevated green with a long club.
13th. Short enough dog-leg left par 4. Hate the bunch of trees at the corner of the dog-leg because they don't look right on a golf course but I know Kevin "Hooked" Markham likes the hole. Go figure! Hit the fairway with something and pay close attention to the 2nd shot because the carry over the bunkers usually needs to be fairly precise - plays slightly uphill but also could be very dead if you go long. Play your yardage to the middle.
14th. Another short par 4, been on in 1 a few times but OOB on the right and trees/rough left so the sensible play is to lay up and wedge it in.
15th. A strong par 4, OOB staring you in the face on the right... green nicely set with towering trees behind.
16th. For god sake plant some trees behind this green to frame this hole. It would be a decent par 3 but always looks weak to me, looking out at the sheep or whatever in the field behind the green... OK, I'm fussy.
17th. Par 4, straight and honest.
18th. Good par 4 to finish, dog-leg right, water on the right and stream all on the right up to the green. The green is 3-tiered also and OOB (car park) behind so don't go long to a back pin!
Presume they do a decent strokesaver!
baz2009 wrote: »
Anyone ever play Oranmore in Galway or Bunclody(or any good ecommendations around Wexford) in Wexford?
Won a weekend away in any Maldron hotel in a classic there on Friday and it looks like we'll be staying in either Wexford town or Oranmore.
MiniGolf wrote: »
Bunclody certainly worth a look... Played there last week... place was in great nick and a decent enough test! Can't comment on any other Wexford courses except Ballymoney near Gorey. A short little track and can be extremely busy at weekends. Always in good nick though!!