Tuesday, October 6, 2015

St. Margaret's Golf Club - a Re-evaluation (and a free 4ball)

Views to the clubhouse over the 1st green.
When I contacted St Margaret's Golf Club in September last year, ahead of the 3rd edition of Hooked going to print, I was informed that the course was not in great shape. In the preceding years the course had been 'let go' and its lustre had been dulled.

Here was a course widely regarded as one of the best around Dublin, so the county's golfers must have been
disappointed at this decline. Unfortunately, for the purposes of Hooked 3, I had to point out this decline in quality. In the book I say: '... the quality at St Margaret's has declined (end 2014). Please enquire when booking'.

Shortly afterwards, Synery Golf stepped in... and St Margaret's has bounced back beautifully. I was there only a couple of weeks ago taking photographs for the club. They had been working their guts out to get the course ready for the PGA  Pro-Am - won so comfortably by Niall Kearney - and the condition is clear to see.

Approach to the 8th hole 
Views through the trees to the 17th green. 
Sunrise approach to the par four 10th hole.
The par three 5th - one of the signature holes here.
Views back down over the 8th green.
The 18th green and clubhouse.
If you want to win a fourball for the club, then leave your name in the appropriate Comment section below, along with your email address (it won't be published), and a name will be picked after Ireland beat France on Sunday (you heard it here first).

In the meantime, congratulations to all of the team who have done such a remarkable job to give St Margaret's Golf Club back to the capital's golfers.

1 comment:

  1. Played St Margarets a couple of times this year and really enjoyed it. It's a real challenge with a great variety of holes.