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Ireland Golf Vacations - Lahinch

18 Holes | Public | Par: 72 | 7078 yards

The Lahinch layout was created by Gary Panks and David Graham. It's a 7,078-yard, par-72 course on 162
acres. The flat land was transformed by moving 800,000 cubic yards of earth into an expansive field of
countless framing mounds and 7,100 Aleppo, Mondale and Canary Island pines. More vegetation includes
African sumac and oleander lining the fairways and 42,000 bales of pine needles brought in to pack around
the newly planted trees.

Even though it's a traditional golf course, there are some fun target holes. The fourth hole is only 264 yards,
but it's dotted with six traps straightaway and to the right. Your tee shot has to go down the left side to avoid
trouble. Your reward is a short second shot to the narrow, elongated green.
Panks' philosophy is apparent in this design.

The layout features plush, rolling fairways framed by thousands of mature trees. It's challenging, but it can
be had. It's a much more playable course for the average golfer than other target-style courses and
challenges you over and over with forced carries and hidden arroyos. The golf course's flexible, strategic
design offers a challenge for all players, and the variety it presents will give you the opportunity to use nearly
every club in your bag.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: David Graham, Gary Panks
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1995
  • Golf Season: year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Greens: TiffDwarf Grass
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