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Birr, Co. Offaly

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Birr Golf Club - Par 70 - 5,824 Yards

Birr Golf Club is a parkland course of some merit in the grounds of the Birr Castle estate. The castle itself houses an observatory and the restored telescope is a unique attraction.

The golf course itself presents an interesting challenge. There are many fine holes with mature trees and bunkering the main defence before lightning fast, undulating greens that can severely test your patience.

The first hole requires a well judged pitch to an elevated green that should be used as a guage for the putting challenges to come. The second green has a severe undulation from back right to front left and when the greens are cut close is as fast a putting surface and as testing a green from short range as you would wish to see. The par-3 third offers a huge green with several bumps and hollows that make finding the same level as the flag of vital importance.

The first three holes on the homeward nine play thorugh mature trees and are the quietest part of the course. These three holes are possibly the best on the course. The par-3 14th is a very good short hole - from an elevated tee the green is urrounded by bunkers making the target look very small indeed.

On a quiet day Birr is well worth a visit and is especially noteworthy for its putting challenge. Thare are several holes in close proximity towards the middle of the course requiring care when walking and playing.


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Birr Golf Club
Birr, Co. Offlay
Founded: 1893
Designer:
Unknown
Championship Tees:
5,824 yards, Par 70
Medal Tees: 5,693 yards
Par 70
Ladies Tees: 4,860 yards
Par 70
Practice Facilities: Driving Range
Putting Green: Yes
Club Professional: No
Golf Shop: Yes
Buggy Hire: No
Electric Trolley Hire: No
Pull Trolley Hire: Yes
Caddies Available: No
Changing Facilities: Yes
Shower Facilities: Basic
Catering Facilities: By Request
Nearest Town: Birr (3 miles)

Birr Golf Club, Co. Offaly

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