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