Strokestown Golf Club
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Strokestown is a scenic 9 hole golf course with stunning views of Sliabh Bawn (White Mountain) in the back drop. The course is beautifully maintained to sit perfectly in the surrounding parkland and fields. The course itself provides a stern challenge for golfers of all levels whilst being an enjoyable experience for all.

The First

Par 4 (Ladies Par 5) Men 378M Ladies 363M

The first hole lined with trees down either side means a good drive down the right side of middle is the only way to set up up for a good approach into the green, taking both bunkers out of play.
The First Tee The First Green
The Second Tee The Second Green

The Second

Par 4 Men 337M Ladies 310M

The second hole is a shorter par four with internal out of bounds between the left and the practice ground. After the tee shot the hole follows a slight dog-leg left and uphill to the green. The green itself slopes down to the front and there is never a 'gimmie' on this hole

The Third

Par 3 Men 135M Ladies 121M

The third hole is a short par three that looks simple, however the wind affects club choice. The difference in clubs can be two or three, with the real danger in being too long. Again not a straightforward green particularly when the pin is situated toward the back.
The Third
The Fourth Tee The Fourth Green

The Fourth

Par 4 Men 355M Ladies 325M

The fourth hole is stroke index one with a reason. With a good drive you could be playing a short iron into a green with a gulley short, pond to the right and out of bounds all along the right side of the hole. Again the wind has a huge influence on how you can play the hole and a par is always satisfying.

The Fifth

Par 3 Men 119M Ladies 111M

The fifth hole is a short par three with water along the right and a gulley running in front of the green. The wind is usually in front or behind which again affects club choice. The green is tricky as well with a slope down towards the front which means balls landing in the middle usually spin off to the front.
The Fifth
The Sixth Tee The Sixth Green

The Sixth

Par 4 Men 304M Ladies 269M

The 6th hole is always a good hole to get one back! A wayward drive should still give you a shot to the green, unless behind a tree. The shortness of the hole means a short iron into the green for big hitters. The only danger being a tree in the middle of the fairway, which can sometimes punish a good drive.

The Seventh

Par 4 Men 352M Ladies 342M

The seventh hole has no bunkers, however that makes the hole no easier. Two good shots will put you on the green, but trees down the left and right will punish slight mistakes. The downward slope in front of the green will push shots through the green in the summer, leaving a difficult chip back up a hill.
The Seventh Tee The Seventh Green
The Eighth Tee The Eighth Green

The Eighth

Par 4 Men 245M Ladies 219M

One for the big hitters. The drivable green here requires a precise shot, while others prefer a long iron or mid wood off the tee. With red stakes running along the right hand side a drive to the left is the way to go. Again a well placed tree in the middle of the fairway can cause problems. The small green coupled with a tight pin position requires accuracy.

The Ninth

Par 5 Men 403M Ladies 355M

The home run and the ruin of many a good card. The ninth is a dog-legged left par five with out of bounds on the left from the tee and from the right for the second shot. Although it is makeable with two precise shots you can easily make birdie by playing three to the green, however mistakes will be punished.
The Ninth Tee The Ninth Fairway The Ninth Green
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