|View from 1st green to 4th green on Deer Park|
The most difficult decision is where to start.
My dad and I visited Fota Island Resort. I’d forgotten how pretty the drive up to the hotel and clubhouse is, drenched in tall trees and turning the lane into a tapestry of shadow. The Irish Open venue of 2001 and 2002, opened in 1993 and later extended to 27 holes with the opening of the a new nine in July 2007. I had yet to play the new nine, but word on the grapevine was that they aren’t as stunning as the original 18.
|Approach to the par five 4th on the Belvelly course|
|The 2nd on Belvelly - a drive that doesn't excite.|
In terms of the holes you'll play, Fota Island mixes up the nines into three different courses/routings, as follows: