The Island Golf Clubwww.theislandgolfclub.com
"The Island is one of the genuine true links courses. A pleasure to play, with a great variety of shots"
The Island Golf Club is one of Ireland's Finest Links Courses. The Island Golf Club was established in 1890 and, surrounded by the sea on three sides, it enjoys a unique setting.
Until as recently as 1973 the club was approached by boat from Malahide across the estuary. Fred Hawtree, Eddie Hackett and more recently Martin Hawtree have made course design improvements, ensuring that the true nature and character of the links are enhanced.
A Classic Links Experience.
Location: Donabate, County Dublin, Ireland
Year founded: 1890
Courses: The Island, 6312 meters
Architect: Fred Hawtree (1970), Eddie Hackett (1985), Jeff Howes (1995)
Hole #1 - 397 meters par 4
An extemely tough opening hole, almost due East in direction. It is best to play down the left half as missing the fairway on either side considerably increases the difficulty of the approach shot to a raised green which slopes from back to front.
Hole 13 - 192 meters par 3
A classic short hole. If you clear the large grass bunker which guards the front of the green you may be rewarded with a birdie. Out of bounds on the right. The alternative is to play safe down the left side and chip on.
Course played: The Island
Date played: 2nd September, 2011