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Can someone explain the 81 holes to an uninformed soul?There is the Old Tom Morris course, the Sandy Hills course and ....?Bart
Quote from: Bart Bradley on November 17, 2012, 12:17:15 PMCan someone explain the 81 holes to an uninformed soul?There is the Old Tom Morris course, the Sandy Hills course and ....?Bart Old Tom Morris: 18 + Sandy Hills: 18+ Coastguard: 9+ Trá Mór: 18*+ Magheramagorgan: 18* 81* I'm assuming that these will still be 2 18 hole routings. Tom Doak can probably speak more about this.
Sandy Hills is not easy but it's very playable by high handicappers and ladies. My wife (33-handicap) and I (5-handicap) have played it several times and always enjoyed it.
I've been playing at Sandy Hills every other year for maybe 10-years (almost since it opened.) I've even been brave enough to tackle it with my hickories! The links has gradually become wider and more sympathetic and it is not over-littered with bunkers either. This was not Pat Ruddy's original intention. He said he wanted to build the 'toughest links in Ireland.' He succeeded at the time but the course is now no where near as penal as it was at the beginning. It's only the really, wild player who cannot play this course now. Is that such a bad thing? Some of the holes and some of the views are definitely worth crossing an ocean to play and see. For all that, I may actually prefer playing the Old Tom Morris course which is down 'on the flat.' I am getting too old for all of the climbing - Sandy Hills is a well chosen name.