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Carlow Golf Club
|Number of Holes||18|
|Length of Course||5,974 Metres|
Set in the beautiful green countryside of the South East, Carlow Golf Club is an 18 hole Parkland course laid out in a former wild deer park attached to the former Bruen Estate. Cecil Barcroft designed this Championship course in 1922 and redesigned by Tom Simpson assisted by Molly Gourlay in 1937.
The course has a sandy subsoil, which is links like with undulating terrain, numerous elevated trees, several excellent doglegs and small slick putting surfaces. Carlow is playable twelve months of the year and a plugged ball is virtually unheard of. Its qualities are further enhanced by the water hazards at the 1st, 2nd, 10th and 11th. There are many long par 4s and the 16th, a very demanding two shotter, played through a tunnel-like valley, has been noted by Christy O Connor Snr, as the best 16th hole in Ireland.
The course statistics are as follows:
Length 5974 metres, Par 70 and there are only two Par 5s. The Par 5 18th offers the chance of a closing birdie and a grandstand finish as it tumbles downhill all the way to the Clubhouse. A good ending to a memorable round. The course is rated among the top 20 Championship Courses in Ireland.