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July 2008

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort Golf Club

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Sheer golfing luxury in the heart of Ireland...

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort

Seve Ballesteros in his heyday, had the knack of producing the impossible on the golf course and now he has produced the extra ordinary in terms of course design.

18 holes of pure unadulterated enjoyment can be found at theThe Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, mixed in with a little fear, intrepidation and no little excitement.

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In terms of quality and attention to detail, no fault can be found on this 7319 yard track around the beautiful Co. Laois Countryside, with the Slieve Bloom Mountains as a backdrop. It is the type of course that nearly plays the game for you as the course plays fair and true. Coupled with the fact that you are bombarded with information on each hole from GPS, distance markers every few steps and quality course guide to ensure that any mistakes are purely of your own making!

Five lakes and a stream meander through the course and brings water into play on 10 holes. 98 beautifully shaped bunkers and 7,000 trees adorn the landscape, which is very gently undulating without any climbing involved. The variety of tees allows the course to be played from 5747 to 7319 yards and the limestone land ensures a magnificent playing surface all year round. There is an orthodox configuration of four par-fives, four par-threes and ten par-fours for an overall par of 72. In keeping with the best design principles the par-fives are all in different directions and while the short fourth and short seventeenth are both facing west, the tee shots are from  crucially different angles.

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There is a feast of other facilities too, including a driving range with power tees, indoor putting green, camera room, pitching green and bunker practice area, as well as a 9 hole par 3 course. The school facilities include 10 bay floodlit driving range, Two teaching bays , 100 metre wide outdoor tee area , Dedicated short game facility with putting green, Pitching green, Bunker practice area , Target golf greens at 50, 70 and 100 yrds. Central to the school's philosophies and an integral part of the facility is:- THE SWING ROOM, The digital coaching and analysis system for swing evaluation, Digital video coaching, Bio mechanics room, Indoor putting green and pitching green, Custom fitting area.To complement the ‘Natural’ Golf School, the The Leix Course is a dedicated practice course, with holes measuring 150 to 210 yards, custom designed to provide an on course practice facility for the teaching principles of the school.

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort plays host venue to the Seve Trophy in 2007 & 2009. The Seve Trophy pits Europe’s leading players in a team match play event between Continental Europe and Great Britain & Ireland.

The well stocked spike bar at 9 provides some well earned rest-bite before a testing back 9, or perhaps some comfort for those who have found a watery grave a on the signature 9th & 18th.

I always maintain that an average golf course with good greens can provide a great day out.

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort provides an excellent course with wonderful greens – work it out for yourself!

Play The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort – You simply must!

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For great rates at The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort please contact Greengolfball Ltd at info@greengolfball.com or +353 1 843 5570

Jonathan Bryans
Greengolfball Ltd
www.greengolfball.com

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