|No. 15 on the O'Meara Course at Carton House Golf Club. (Jason Scott Deegan/TravelGolf)|
Played Carton House Golf Club in County Kildare during the 2006 Ryder Cup week. The golf course may be more an American course than Irish parkland but is challenging enough to keep one's interest.
There are few level holes or lies, and the distances are deceiving. We played the course from the 6,600-yard white tees. This is plenty for most, and if the wind blows it plays much longer.
Carton House's O'Meara Course has a version of "Amen Corner." After finishing the 15th, look for the brown trout feeding in the river on 16. The climb up to the 17th tee will make you glad you stopped to take a moment on 16. Look forward to playing here again.
Steve Van Ullen
November 20, 2006
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"My wife and I have played lots of courses throughout Ireland and have played this beautiful course about 4 or 5 times now, and we both agree that it is one of the best golf courses in Ireland," GolfEurope.com reader Don Kirkaldy reports.
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