|The 8th green (LHS)|
Last year, the feeling among ACC participants was that they were not good...
... this year, they were top notch. I've played here many times and the greens this time around are as good as I've seen them. On that point alone, congratulations to the
team at Carne, and their head greenkeeper, Daire.
The golf was slow... very slow. You never really know why - is it one group who take over 5.5 hours, losing four holes on the guys in front... or is it just an endless stream of groups losing half a hole as the day progresses? Trouble is, it's a links so there is plenty of rough!
|The 5th green (back right)|
|The par three 14th, right next to the ocean|
|The 16th from green to tee (golfers on the tee, top left)|
|Ronan tees off on the par three 16th|
|The 7th - green to tee|
The video shows how tough the green is on the Index 1 penultimate hole... and it's two brilliant shots required to reach the green in the first place. A par is as good as a birdie on Carne's 17th.