Concrawood Castleblayney Golf Club
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Concrawood Castleblayney Golf Club was designed by Christy O’Connor Junior and Christy O’Connor Senior. It opened in 2008, and will become one of Ireland’s and Europe’s finest golf courses. Lough Muckno and the golf course are gloriously entwined. Eleven holes lure you to the water’s edge, promising danger and excitement time and again. It will challenge and thrill golfers of all standards and, with its scenery, international fishing reputation and magnificent clubhouse, it will be an experience you never forget.
The course is constructed to championship standards and plays beautifully from tee to green, both of which have been built to USGA specifications. This ensures excellent drainage and all year round playability. It is rolling parkland that demands respect off the tee. Despite generous fairways, placement is key if you want to attack the big and sweeping greens. Concrawood Castleblayney Golf Club can be as intimidating as it is beautiful, so golfers will want to choose carefully between the three men’s tees. The championship black tees measure 6635 metres, the gold tees measure 6299 metres; the forward green tees measure 6048 metres. The Ladies’ red tees are 5354 metres.
Concrawood Castleblayney Golf Club is well known for many of its holes especially: the par four 3rd, which sweeps gently towards the lakeside green; the double dogleg par five 4th with its terrifying approach to a water-protected green; and the valley-like 8th, which falls from the tee and then arcs up to the green. These are but 3 holes of particular note on the front 9. The back 9 makes even more of an impression. The dramatic 10th offers an introduction to yet another part of Lough Muckno, the par 3 12th is a match for any in Ireland, while the 15th and 16 offer challenging tee shots across the lake.