DG IRELAND TOP150 – 2024
Editor, Kevin Markham
Opened in 2008, Concra Wood is one of Ireland’s youngest and highest quality parkland courses… there would be few who could dispute that it also has the most beautiful setting of any inland course. Set on the shores of Lough Muckno, holes and water are deeply entwined, rarely apart for long and sublime
when their embrace tightens. On three occasions you could find yourself hitting over the lough’s waters. The elevation changes are significant, promising mesmerising views and countless tempting tee and approach shots.
Your shot to the 10th green is one you will be desperate to hit perfectly, so you can watch it soar before it falls to the putting surface far below. Designed by the O’Connor duo (Sr and Jr), this is golf on a big and spacious scale. Holes move freely through an enchanting tree-drenched landscape, introducing you to the
lough on several holes. Expect all the smart touches of such a professional course, especially the greens.
Plenty to choose from but the par four 3rd kickstarts the
round with a hole dropping quickly and doglegging out
to the lough. The start of many thrills.
What’s in the Bag?
Keeping your head down and not being distracted by
the views… good luck doing that on the 10th.
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