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Favourite Hole: The par four 18th sweeps downhill to a stream, but you must favour the left to avoid the heavy trees blocking your approach to the green. What's in the Bag? You’ll need to assess each hole carefully and focus on where you want every tee shot to land. 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. 62