Castlegregory Golf Links
Golf.com ranked Castlegregory Golf Links the 21st best 9-hole golf course in the world!
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It would appear the original Castlegregory Golf Links appeared in 1897 and disappeared around 8 years later. It would be more than 80 years before the idea of golf would be revisited.
A local, Maurice Fitzgerald, called a general meeting where it was decided that 57 acres would be rented beside Lough Gill, near the village of Stradbally overlooking Brandon Bay in County Kerry.
Work commenced on a 9 hole links golf course in 1989. Dr. Arthur Spring designed the course and Mr. Michael O’Shea was the construction manager. A 12 man crew was recruited for the work. The 9 holes are comprised of three one-shot holes, five two-shot holes, and a single opening par 5.
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Featured Architect: MacKenzie, Alister
As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. There should be little walking between...