The celebrity of the Okay Membership has already unfold far and vast, a lot assisted by the excellence of the Palmer course (previously generally known as the North course). The Palmer is a combined parkland format with many effective options – the waterfall on the par-Three fifth; the Liffey River (Dublin’s river) on the fantastic par-5 seventh and on the “Half-Moon” par-Four eighth; Straffan Home itself (a powerful stately pile); the fountain-lake on the 10th and once more, simply as dangerously, on the par-5 18th 호스트바.
Add in a lot tree-planting, which is maturing properly, along with excellent upkeep requirements and a deal with awaits you every time you tee it up right here on the Okay Membership’s Palmer course.
The Palmer Course a PGA European Tour course that has hosted the European Open championship on a number of events, most just lately in 2003 (winner : Philip Worth) will host, for the primary time, the Ryder Cup in September 2006.
The Smurfit Course is the second Arnold Palmer designed golf course on the Okay Membership, initially named the South course. Just like the (Ryder Cup) Palmer course, the Smurfit can also be a terrific format and beautifully maintained, however there the similarities finish. The Smurfit is extra of an open, inland hyperlinks. There’s loads (and we imply loads) of massive bunkering, water hazards and large, quick greens. The water hazards are quick changing into residence to a wide range of wildlife, and are additionally accompanied by some gorgeous rock options, not least alongside the par-5 seventh (“Quarry”), the place waterfalls additionally adorn the rocks. It is a large, daring and costly new improvement, creating a really thrilling new course on the Okay Membership, and a brand new residence for the Smurfit European Open in 2004.
Though the Smurfit course solely opened in July 2003, it has already hosted the 2004 and 2005 Smurfit European Open Championships.