Doonbeg, Ireland

Doonbeg is a links course designed Martin Hawtree. We stayed at the resort which was convenient when playing some the Irish west coast courses. The rooms, food and service was good. We used the practice facilities on site and enjoyed what turned out to be some quite nice weather.

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Eggs benedict for breakfast
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Driving range on an early morning
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Chipping and putting green

We booked the first tee time and was on the tee at 7AM for a round of golf that was going to be better that we anticipated.

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1st hole a straight forward par 5
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Really well placed and designed first green with the encapsulated by the dunes
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Great short par 4 along the ocean

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Some of the huge bunker landscaping on the par 5 13th
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Fantastic short par 3 with
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Approach to the par 4 15th
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A strong finishing hole with the resort in the background
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My approach to the 18th green

I was positively surprised by the course and thought that many of the holes were very well designed and naturally incorporated into the landscape. The condition was not great with extremely slow greens, however overall a nice experience and worth considering when in the area.

I did not play well and shot 87 with a really poor front 9. Didnt manage to find many fairways and too many lost balls.

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