We're moving a bit further inland, but taking in another course variant that this amazing country of ours provides, a heathland course.
And arguably, THE heathland course of Ireland, as it is Irelands oldest Golf Club, Royal Curragh (http://royalcurraghgolf.ie/)
I'll let our resident expert Kevin Markham's words say more than I can about the course:
There is much to admire about Ireland's oldest golf course. Those crumpled fairways, those short, sharp hills and that blazing gorse give the place a unique feel.
And then there are the sheep. They are no longer free to roam this 'common land', but they are ever-present in corrals alongside holes. And at 5.30pm on the dot, a local farmer took his herd along the road that divides the course, heading for the open, common spaces that exist beyond the course's borders. Cars were stuck in line as he and his dog herded them along, going at his own sweet pace. It was a wonderful sight.
FYI to all, the timesheet will be posted in this thread, so can people please keep an eye on things for updates as we get closer to the event.
Just to also confirm, we have slots for 30 golfers on this one, so get your acceptance in asap. I'm not sure if we'll have scope to increase those numbers, but the earlier we have numbers the earlier I can try look for more slots (if needed). There are 21 accepted on Teamer at the time of this posting.
There was lots of great feedback from everyone on the pace of play in Portmarnock, so if we can all aim to have the same attitude going forwards hopefully we can keep things moving as well as possible.
The green fee on the day will be €35
Finally, can everyone also please note that the March outing is not taking place on the 3rd weekend of the month.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!