|The par three 11th at Mount Juliet
The change in dates (from 2 weeks before the Open Championship) has certainly allowed parklands more opportunity to host an event that was veering towards links exclusivity. The K Club (2016) is
the only parkland in the past five years to host our national Open.
Given how pretty many of our top parklands are, coasting through luxury resorts, it is excellent news for golf fans that Mount Juliet will be next year's hosts. Those who attend will enjoy a very different experience to the one offered at Lahinch this year, Ballyliffin last year and Portstewart the year before that.
I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph the course a couple of months ago... here are some of those photos:
|The famous par three 3rd at sunrise
|There is a certain timeless quality to the trees here.
|Even the practice range is full of charm
|Views back up the Index 1 13th.
|The 18th green