Destination Golf Ireland 2018 * - Page 74

Favourite Hole: Holes 12 and 13 are two short par fours, with both of them set to make you look a fool… but the joke’s on Enniscrone, because you just won’t care. What's in the Bag? Trust your instincts on the blind holes and use bump-and-run where possible. This is not a course where you want to go over the green. Grange Grange is an old, revered and charming Dublin parkland, designed by none other than James Braid. It is just three years older than nearby Castle, but it has a very different rhythm. The variety of exceptionally attractive trees and terrain means you will find constant shifts in pace, shape of holes and the challenges that face you. Grange boasts an open woodland feel, something emphasised by the pretty wood which divides the course, and holes demand accurate and intelligent golf as they drift around the trees. It is a quality and colourful course, right next to Marlay Park, with a striking clubhouse, additional holes and a surprising sense of peace given its Rathfarnham location. The club’s practice areas are receiving a substantial upgrade, which all add to the quality of this fine course. 72