Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ireland 2011-12 Photo Highlights

For those who don't have the time to view the over 5000 photos/34 courses, from my Ireland golf trips, I will post a condensed version to give you a quick glimpse of the beautiful Irish golf courses. Just click on the directlink below or the corresponding one on the left side of blog under Slideshows.

Part 1 (5/27-6/2/2011) Dublin to Belfast-8 courses

Part 2 (6/3-6/7) Portrush to Rosapenna-7 courses

Part 3 (6/8-6/14) Nairn to Belmullet-7 courses

Part 4 (5/9-5/16/2012) European Club to Tralee-6 courses

Part 5 (5/17-5/21) Ballybunion to Dublin-6 courses

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Black Rated Irish golf courses- Bk**

To earn a Black Rating, it has to have been an exceptional golfing experience and/or a great design. I played 12 courses that I consider Bk** out of the 34. The following order is where I would return to play first.

Royal County Down
Old Head
Royal Portrush
The European Club
Rosapenna-Sandy Hills
County Sligo/Rosses Point
County Louth/Baltry

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Top Ten Irish course designs

I played 34 coastal courses and these are my Top 10 course designs:

1. Royal County Down
2. Royal Portrush
3. Ballybunion
4. Lahinch
5. The European Club
6. Waterville
7. Portmarnock
8. The Island
9. Rosses Point
10. Baltry

Notables: Enniscrone, Doonbeg, Glashedy, Portstewart F9, Tralee B9, Sandy Hills