Destination Golf Ireland 2018 * - Page 60

Favourite Hole: The par four 10th is a brute of a hole but it promises a big tee shot out of trees and then an approach shot with the lake beyond. What's in the Bag? Definitely a course that requires accuracy off the tee – there are enough fairway curves to see to that. Tulfarris Tulfarris is a splash of lakeside heaven set on the Blessington Lakes. Holes press up against the water time and again on both the front and back nines, and even the inland holes have to deal with some water features. All that water might make it sound tough – and it is certainly no place for the faint of heart – but this is beautiful golf with mature trees towering over the Wicklow landscape. The course wraps around the hotel and you only have to take a stroll around the buildings to appreciate what the course has to offer. Recent investment has helped to give the entire resort an important lift with pathways, drainage and bunkering all being improved. And then there are the holes themselves: the par threes are all delicious and the closing four holes are an excellent mix of challenges and thrills... the 18th is ferocious. 58