HOLE 1 - CNOC NA ROS

HOLE 1 - PAR 4 - 366 METERS

CNOC NA ROS - HILL OF ROSE

A par 4 dog leg. Watch for the ground and the green sloping left to right from the ridge about 40 yards back from the green. The hill on the right of the fairway is covered in Summer with beautiful ivory coloured Burnet Roses.

Hole 2 - Tochair Easpag

HOLE 2 - TOCHAIR EASPAG

HOLE 2 - PAR 3 - 183 METERS

TOCHAIR EASPAG - BISHOPS PATH

The second longest par 3 on the course. Watch for the deep bunker on the front right of the green. An ancient pilgrimage path used to visit Glebe cuts across in front of the tee giving the hole it's name.

Hole 3 - An Traonach

HOLE 3 - AN TRAONACH

HOLE 3 - PAR 4 - 376 METERS

AN TRAONACH - THE CORNCRAKE

Par 4 with an undulating fairway leading down to a two tier green. From the tee you have a full view of the hole. An Traonach (The Corncrake) is an endangered species of bird which nests in the meadows around the hole. In summer you can hear its distinctive call.

Hole 4 - Tobar Tn

HOLE 4 - TOBAR TÓN

HOLE 4 - PAR 5 - 473 METERS

TOBAR TON - THE RESERVOIR

The first of the Par 5s. Watch for the out of bounds on the left of the fairway. Near the green on the late Tone Lavelle's land is the resevoir, now not in use, which for years supplied water to Belmullet.

Hole 5 - Lus na mBrat

HOLE 5 - LUS NA MBRAT

HOLE 5 - PAR 4 - 378 METERS

LUS NA MBRAT - WILD THYME

Around the tee area during the Summer grows an abundance of Wild Thyme after which this par 4 is named. The bunkers visible from the tee are reachable and the green is guarded by banks on both sides.

Hole 6 - Sraith na Sabhaircíní

HOLE 6 - SRAITH NA SABHAIRCÍNÍ

HOLE 6 - PAR 4 - 363 METERS

SRAITH NA SABHAIRCINIA - THE PRIMROSE WAY

The bank on the rigth of the Ladies tee is covered with primroses in Summer and the primrose way leads down to a dome shaped green with a narrow entrance which make this tricky Par 4 the hardest hole on the course.

Hole 7 - Ard na Gaoithe

HOLE 7 - ARD NA GAOITHE

HOLE 7 - PAR 3 - 162 METERS

ARD NA GAOITHE - THE GRANDSTAND

A par 3 played up to a wide but shallow green which is on a ledge on the side of a bank. In olden days races used to be run on the flat lands around the tee and the area of the green used to be used as a viewing area.

Hole 8 - Log 'a S

HOLE 8 - LOG 'A SÍ

HOLE 8 - PAR 4 - 365 METERS

LOG 'A SI - THE FAIRY HOLLOW

The entrance to the two tier green of this Par 4 is narrow and guarded by a bunker on the right hand side. Legend tells us that this green was a fairy hollow. This might explain why the putts don't drop!

Hole 9 - Sí Gaoith'

HOLE 9 - SÍ GAOITH'

HOLE 9 - PAR 4 - 327 METERS

SI GAOITHE - WHIRLWIND OR FAIRY WIND

The closing hole of the front nine is a Par 4 which rises to an elevated green. There are deep hollows in front of the green which catch any shot not full length. The huge pyramid shaped sand hill on the right of the fairway catches wayward tee shots.

Hole 10 - Macalla

HOLE 10 - MACALLA

HOLE 10 - PAR 5 - 465 METERS

MACALLA - ECHO

This green for this relatively short Par 5 is guarded by two bunkers at the front. The green is well sheltered and this can cause confusion with wind direction and strength for approach shots. The towering sand dunes can give confusing echoes from which the hole gets its name.

Hole 11 - Conn

HOLE 11 - CONN

HOLE 11 - PAR 4 - 332 METERS

CONN

This par 4 dog leg has beautiful views from the tee after the climb up from the tenth green. Less beautiful are the views from behind the big hill on the right. Wayward tee shots either right or left are severly punished on this hole. The hole is named after one of the four Children of Lir who are said to be buried on the island of Inis Gloire (literally Island of Light) which is visible off shore.

Hole 12 - Fiachra

HOLE 12 - FIACHRA

HOLE 12 - PAR 4 - 300 METERS

FIACHRA

The second hole to be named after the four Children of Lir is a short Par 4 which dog legs to the left. The green is elevated and any approach shots left short of the putting surface usually roll all the way down to the bottom of the hill. This hole has recently been modified to open up the driving area.

Hole 13 - Aodh

HOLE 13 - AODH

HOLE 13 - PAR 5 - 482 METERS

AODH

The second of three par 5s on the back nine brings you out to the sea and the furthest point out on the course. Watch for the out of bounds which runs all the way along the right hand side of the hole. The hole is called after one of the Children of Lir who legend tells us are buried on Inis Gloire which is just off the coast near the green

Hole 14 - Fionnuala

HOLE 14 - FIONNUALA

HOLE 14 - PAR 3 - 133 METERS

FIONNUALA

The last of the holes named after the Children of Lir is a delightful par 3 which is right on the Atlantic Ocean. You are now at the closest point to Inis Gloire and "turning for home". The green can be difficult with large slopes and borrows. Six and seven putting this green is not unheard of.

Hole 15 - Tr na ng

HOLE 15 - TÍR NA NÓG

HOLE 15 - PAR 4 - 366 METERS

TIR NA NOG - LAND OF YOUTH

This par four has a very narrow entrance to its well elevated green. Like on all of the back nine there is a beatuiful view looking back from the green. The hole is named after the legendary island of Youth (Tir na n Og ) which according to its legend rises from the sea every 21 years .

Hole 16 - Magarln

HOLE 16 - MAGARLÍN

HOLE 16 - PAR 3 - 154 METERS

MAGARLIN - WILD ORCHID

The last par 3 is a relatively short hole but the green is well below you nestling in a hollow and can be deceptive from a distance. A stray shot off the tee might land you in the wild orchids after which the hole is named. Also to the right of the path from the tee is a huge exposed sand dune.

Hole 17 - An Muiríneach

HOLE 17 - AN MUIRÍNEACH

HOLE 17 - PAR 4 - 399 METERS

AN MUIRINEACH - MARAM GRASS

A long difficult par 4, probably Eddie Hackett's greatest challenge. The name of the hole means literally Maram or Bent grass of which much abounds on this hole. It can also mean hazardous, burdensome and difficult. Play it and see if you agree !

Hole 18 - Log 'a Fola

HOLE 18 - LOG 'A FOLA

HOLE 18 - PAR 5 - 495 METERS

LOG ' A FOLA - THE BLOODY HALLOW

This par 5 finishing hole has breathtaking views of Blacksod Bay and the Atlantic from the tee. The hollow on the right of the tee is an ancient burial ground. The valley in front of the green is often the burial place for a promising card.