|Views to the clubhouse over the 1st green.
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.
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.