Enniscrone Golf Course Review

Par 73, 7,033 yards, links

The course starts with a 373-yard, par 4 featuring a narrow fairway. The ideal drive is to the left side of the fairway, which opens up the green for a birdie chance.  

The 450-yard 5th is one of the best holes on the course. Big hitters will try to clear the bunker on the left at 250 yards, and follow it up with a testing approach to a well-guarded green.  

The 8th is a classic links par 3. It is 170 yards, played from a slightly elevated tee - carry three bunkers and try to stop the ball on a green that slopes away from you.  

The 11th also measures 170 yards and is a potential card wrecker, with a deep ravine to the right, trouble to the left and a long, two-tiered green.  

The 14th measures 542 yards and can be reached in two with a following wind. The fairway is pretty tight and the hole is best played from the left side, to a green that slopes from front to back.  

You finish with a 465-yard par 4, where the bunkers pose a real puzzle - they start at 250 yards so a 290-yard drive will carry them all. There is out of bounds on the left. A great closing hole.

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Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a golf journalist - he has covered many Open Championships and European Tour events, as well as The Masters. Born in Glasgow, he writes for The Sunday Times and Golfshake, and has also written for Today's Golfer, the Daily Mail, Swing by Swing and many other golf websites, magazines and newspapers. He has played golf all over the world and numbers Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Aldeburgh as his three favourite golf courses in the United Kingdom. He lives in Suffolk, is a member of Waldringfield Golf Club and has a handicap of nine. He had lessons from the late Bob Torrance and has worked with Jean-Jacques Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanists.