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Hole A1

 

Hole A1

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Pro Tip:
A testing opener that requires a well placed tee shot to a fairway located between the mounds. Play second shot right half of green. The shorter hitter should aim towards the corner stone, with longer hitters aiming a little further left. The approach should be played to the right of the flag to leave an uphill putt.

Men
Championship Yards Medal Yards Winter Yards Par Stroke Index
381 369 357 4 6
Ladies
Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
299 4 4

 


Hole A2

 

Hole A2

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Pro Tip:
A generous green that slopes slightly from back to front, and is suited to a lower approach. The fairway tightens for the longer hitters, but anything avoiding the bunkers should be ok.

Men
Championship Yards Medal Yards Winter Yards Par Stroke Index
413 401 380 4 8
Ladies
Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
304 4 6

 


Hole A3

 

Hole 3

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Pro Tip:
Despite it’s relatively short length and apparent straightforwardness, pay this hole some respect. Aiming for the centre of the green is the safe play.

Men
Championship Yards Medal Yards Winter Yards Par Stroke Index
164 158 148 3 18
Ladies
Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
128 3 18

 


Hole A4

 

Hole A4

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Pro Tip:
A well-guarded fairway requires a true tee shot. Favour a running approach between the bunkers. It’s a fast putt from above the hole.

Men
Championship Yards Medal Yards Winter Yards Par Stroke Index
382 355 342 4 12
Ladies
Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
297 4 8

 


Hole A5

 

Hole A5

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Pro Tip:
Looking towards the horizon the longer hitter can easily clear the left bunker. This contoured and well guarded green should see approach shots aimed toward the centre of the green with the front right being the safest bail-out area.

Men
Championship Yards Medal Yards Winter Yards Par Stroke Index
381 361 339 4 14
Ladies
Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
297 4 14

 


Hole A6

 

Hole A6

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Pro Tip:
Take enough club to carry the bunkers in the front and you won’t be too far from the putting surface. Putts can be lightening fast from above the hole.

Men
Championship Yards Medal Yards Winter Yards Par Stroke Index
203 187 173 3 10
Ladies
Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
145 3 16

Hole A7

 

Hole A7

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Pro Tip:
A tee shot down the left side of the fairway should cut a few paces off your day. Keep the second away from the mounding and you’ll have an easier approach to a green guarded by six bunkers.

Men
Championship Yards Medal Yards Winter Yards Par Stroke Index
572 523 489 5 16
Ladies
Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
441 5 12

 

Hole A8

 

Hole A8

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Pro Tip:
A par 4 and a half! The approach should be played to the correct tier for an easier putt on this beautifully shaped green.

Men
Championship Yards Medal Yards Winter Yards Par Stroke Index
465 449 404 4 2
Ladies
Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
357 4 2

 


Hole A9

 

Hole A9

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Pro Tip:

This is a tricky green which is guarded by three bunkers. A straight drive up the middle to split the bunkers is best for an ideal approach. Add 5 yards to make sure you avoid the traps up the front.

Men
Championship Yards Medal Yards Winter Yards Par Stroke Index
436 347 366 4 4
Ladies
Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
308 4 10

 


 

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Pro Tips compliments of Connemara Golf Links resident PGA Professional, Hugh O’Neill

 

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