It was fantastic news when Golf.com published their recent Top 50 Best 9-Hole Courses in the World, and Ireland had four entries. Cruit Island, Mulranny, Castlegregory and Bushfoot were all included and anyone who has played them will know why.
Mulranny came in at 16th, and the Golf.com review read as follows:
“Expert’s take: Guarded by electrified fences, the greens are surprisingly large and full of character. Punchbowl and plateau, embankment and benched, their sites are well varied, often at the end of some astutely occupied seaside terrain. The hardly believable left-to-right cant of the short 8th, perched beyond hidden burn with village in the distance above, will be a favorite.”
Castlegregory was at 21st:
“Expert’s take: Another brilliant seaside links test, Castlegregory is everything