Despite a lengthy and interesting evolution, Laytown & Bettystown has ended up resembling the more traditional lout-and-back inks shape, where the 9th is at the farthest point of the course.
It is a rugged, testing start, on an under-appreciated links. These opening holes will test you with devilish fall-offs around greens, blind shots and unexpected hollows. Your short game needs to be razor sharp, as will your imagination.
The turn for home introduces the wind and wider, flatter fairways so you can start swinging… and you’ll need to for this is the longer nine, culminating with the double-blind par five 18th.
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