I have on occasion been know to hit a wee white ball around about 180 acres of land.
It may be parkland, inland, linksland, all this land. Golf can become a bit intimidating, but to the golfer in us it is “intoxicating”... I have had the pleasure of playing a few of the golf courses that are voted, by some, to be in the Top 100 in the world... Waterville, Co. Kerry being one, and Narin & Portnoo, Co.Donegal the other... admittedly Narin & Portnoo is not on any list I have come across BUT IT SHOULD BE. In fact, as a place, it should be in the Top 10, but that’s just me... you should check it out for yourself.
The 12th Hole Waterville.
The next hole is the 7th at Narin & Portnoo Golf Club in Co.Donegal. At 130 metres, it is a truly natural golf hole. The club has named it Dolmen. It’s a beguiling hole but boy, is it deadly. You have to cross a piece of land which can only be described as The chasm-crossing. No bail out short, right, maybe a wee bail out area long and an even smaller area left of the green, mind you be no more than 2 yards off line here as anything more and the ball you WERE using will be given to the golfing gods and you WILL be re-loading. The most pleasing feature of this hole is that the grass on the green and the grass on the tee box are the only thing to see a mower in years... as natural as you can get. There is another par three on the course - the 16th - which I can wax lyrical about for hours, and also the par 5 15th. These are truly brilliant holes, but they are for another time, because this is about the best par threes I have played and, for starters, these two are simply the best. (There’s a song in that line somewhere.)
The 7th at Narin & Portnoo