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Join us as we journey to the Wild Atlantic Way, on Ireland's north west coast.
Carne Golf Club's Wild Atlantic Dunes course is emerging as a dramatic links course of note.
The massive dunes and coastal views create a spectacular golfing landscape.
Legendary Irish designer Eddie Hackett designed the first 18 holes at Carne in the 1990's, with nine holes in rolling inland terrain, and nine holes in massive dunes nearer the coast.
This course was to become known as 'the Hackett course'.
A new nine through the towering dunes adjacent to the back nine of the Hackett course was originally contemplated in 2004, when Jim Engh prepared an initial routing.
But nothing eventuated until local architect Ally McIntosh got involved 6 years later.
The nine holes he set out became known as 'The Kilmore Nine'.
This nine was immediately acclaimed by some as the best nine hole course in Ireland, but it wasn't really recognised universally until Carne hosted the 2021 Irish PGA Championship on the Wild Atlantic Dunes course.
The Wild Atlantic Dunes course, including the Kilmore nine is one of THE most dramatic, spectacular, fun courses in all of Ireland.
Hole 2 is a short, sharp dogleg par 4 from an elevated tee.
The view from the tee is breath taking!
A good tee shot between the dunes below sets you up for a look at the green (which is hidden from the tee by a mammoth dune).
Miss the fairway and you are guaranteed to have a tough approach!
A good tee shot will leave a short approach.
Accuracy is key as the green sits up on a ledge in the dune.
It makes for a most unusual and dramatic hole..
Add a little Irish breeze and it can be quite a challenge to hit that small raised green!
Miss and you are guaranteed to have a difficult recovery. Never mind- the views are spectacular..
It's a fantastic golf hole!
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