Destination Golf Ireland 2019 * - Page 88

Favourite Hole: The par four 8th loops gently above the waters of Barrow Harbour, its undulating fairway proving deceptive off the tee… its approach even more so. What's in the Bag? Your camera and a putter that needs to be on fire. Tralee The links at Tralee is home to some of the best holes in Ireland, as well as some of the most dazzling scenery. From the high clubhouse most of the 18 holes are on show and they will take your breath away. Tralee was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, despite Palmer’s protestations that “surely God designed the back nine.” Certainly the perfect landscape of towering, twisting dunes and deep hollows left little for the designers to do. The run from 12 to 17 is one unbelievable hole after another and the green settings here, and everywhere else, couldn’t be more enthralling... but putting surfaces are often steep and swaying so don’t be surprised if approach shots slip away. 86