Carlow Golf Club

A rare inland, Irish Simpson-Gourlay design.

Carlow Golf Club

County Carlow, Ireland

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Christy O'Connor Sr selected the 16th as one of his top 18 holes.

Water hazards come into play on four holes: 1, 2, 10 & 11.

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Carlow Golf Club is found inland on a deer park near the market town of Carlow. The course itself straddles the border of County Kildare and County Carlow. Founded in 1899 as the Leinster Golf Club as a 9 hole course situated 5 miles from its current location. The name was changed to Carlow Golf Club on June 27, 1901.

Following WW1, 165 acres was leased and the club moved to its' present site in 1922, with Cecil Barcroft laying out 18 holes. In 1937, Tom Simpson and Molly Gourlay were called upon to redesign 10 greens and review the sand and grass bunkering. The course has been lengthened and additional bunkers added but otherwise, the course remains as it was after Simpson and Gourlay's amendments.

The course benefits from free-draining soil which makes it firm and fast as well as playable year-round.

Golf Architect Tom Simpson at his desk designing golf courses.

Featured Architect: Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson was known for: Routings often contain sets of triangles. In fact, when routing a golf course he would divide the parcel of land into three triangles. Every natural green site would be explored and identified as suited for a Par 3, 4 or 5. Strategic placement & minimal amounts of lace-edged...

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County Carlow, R93 HX46, Ireland

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Golf Architect Tom Simpson at his desk designing golf courses.

Featured Architect: Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson was known for: Routings often contain sets of triangles. In fact, when routing a golf course he would divide the parcel of land into three triangles. Every natural green site would be explored and identified as suited for a Par 3, 4 or 5. Strategic placement & minimal amounts of lace-edged...

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