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Howth Howth is a hilltop course drenched in gorse, heather and lots of adventure. The scenery along Dublin’s coastline and over the city is wonderful, and, wherever you stand, the views stretch out below you. Plenty of energy is required as you’ll be heading up and down this 5,700m course all day… the walk up to the changing rooms will give you a hint of what’s to come. These constant shifts in elevation and bumpy terrain mean you’ll encounter a vast array of fun shots over and through the gorse and heather. There’s a joyful wildness to it all. There is one other critical factor to consider: Howth was designed by the legendary James Braid, so expect some smart design features… and smallish greens. The dogleg 5th is an obvious example. Little has changed to the design in its 100 year history… and that should be embraced. www.howthgolfclub.ie 72