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Favourite Hole: The par five 11th is a heady double roller, driving from a high tee straight at the distant green. What's in the Bag? Self belief that you’re hitting the right club. Mountrath Mountrath has so much going for it: the landscape rolls like waves, the big trees shadow you and the entertaining greens amuse and perplex. It’s a fun combination and exceptional value for money. It is yet another course that can claim a ‘hidden gem’ title, tucked away in Co. Laois, off the M7. Tee shots are exciting and inviting. Yes, there may be some blind drives but you’ll still want to get over the ridges and see how far that ball runs. There are no real doglegs – Mountrath is straight and true – the par threes are strong, and the River Nore makes a telling entrance late in the round. 55