Rosslare sits alone on the south-east tip of the island, a low, fast links streaking over sweet and subtle fairways into some deeper dunes. It is all on show but you can be sure of hidden hollows, unpredictable humps and deceptive approaches to greens.
The course sits on a narrow peninsula so all but one hole head out or back, meaning wind is a very real factor when you turn for home (the 8th). The terrain is used brilliantly, nowhere more so than the long par four 11th. This is the hardest hole on the course, typically playing into the wind. A good drive will still leave a blind approach over a large ridge sliding across from the right. A red and white pole offers directions to a sunken green but it is always a daunting shot.
A long, solitary dune separates the course from the sea (visible intermittently) and there is a second, very popular 12-hole course (the Burrow) alongside.
Favourite Hole: the par four 6th curls around the seaside dune to an invisible fairway. This is the start of the most shapely holes.
What's in the Bag? Finding fairways and playing low approaches.
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