Farnham Estate Golf Club
This stunning parkland course is spread over 500 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland. There is an undeniable sense of nature all around and an atmosphere of peace and quiet that can not fail to capture the spirit of relaxation at arguably the top Golf Resort Ireland can offer.
The two nines are quite contrasting in nature. The gentle but challenging journey on the front nine explores the undulating meadows of this magnificent estate while the back nine is a more vigorous test of golf, travelling through denser more rugged woodland.
Bunkers are not in plentiful supply at Farnham golf course, but each one is very well positioned and in the main large and dead flat. They are not manicured as one might expect, but aesthetically natural which is the overriding feeling of the whole estate. The greens are a near-perfect texture and allow for a wide variety of possible pin positions, facilitating the enjoyment of all categories of golfer. The contours are interesting but sensible.
Only time will tell what the signature hole will be at Farnham and there are numerous possibilities such as the 2nd, 10th, 15th or 16th. The designer’s own favourite is the fourth, requiring a slight draw off the tee between two large oak trees, opening up a well guarded green with water behind and to the right.
A meandering stream and no less than seven lakes are features of this parkland spread, as well as ancient trees, a fairy fort, a wishing well, lots of wild garlic and indeed its fair share of wildlife.
This a long track by any standard and to ensure optimum enjoyment and year-long play, there are buggy paths throughout.
"Golf is a game of inches, played between the ears"
Push your limits at Farnham Estate Golf Club