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Ballyclare Golf Club

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Ballyclare Golf Club

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About the course

About the course

18 Hole Parkland Course

6339 Yards (Par 71) / Ladies – 5336 Yards (Par 72)

Go left at Springvale to open up the green for a gentle opening hole. Beware of the bunker short right with out of bounds (OOB) to the rear. The second, Big Colin, is a great par 5 with a blind second shot and a well protected green. Orpinsmill, the signature hole, is a tough third requiring a good tee shot. Lakes feature on the right hand side of the fairway, with OOB on the left. Water also appears back right of the green. The fourth features a three-tiered green protected by deep bunkers on both sides. With OOB on the left and fairway bunkers right, the fifth is a tight driving hole with bunkers protecting the right side of the green and OOB to your left.

A tricky par 3 follows at the sixth. Take plenty of club on the approach to the green to avoid the stream that runs across the front of the green. The seventh is a par 4 with the river running alongside the left hand side of the fairway and two lakes on your right this is a hazardous driving hole, with a small green. At the eighth, play your tee shot down the left and then avoid then avoid the trap at the rear of the green by making sure your second isn’t too long. Cairn is halfway – a very tough par 3 with two greenside bunkers homeward bound at the tenth, Castlehill. Lay up in front of the river so that you have a clear shot to the green, which is well protected both sides.

Plenty of club is needed at the eleventh to clear the lake. Play to the left at the twelfth where there is a real birdie chance. Avoid the bunker to the right of the green and beware of the bunker on the left. Burning bush is the tough long par 4 thirteenth – very demanding. An accurate tee shot and enough club on the second shot is the strategy for the fourteenth – a very tight hole. The fifteenth features a newly designed larger green with part of the hedge now removed. Be sure to pick the right club depending on the pin position and avoid the bunkers to the front and rear. Line up right on the sixteenth to allow for the slopped fairway. The tree lined penultimate hole requires a tee shot down the left again to counter the slope and be sure to take enough club to allow for the uphill climb to the green. The final hole is the tightest on the course. There’s also a well protected green with OOB to the rear – so stay short.

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