46 Tralee

Architect: Palmer
Stats: 6,681 yds, par 72, SSS 71
GF: €130-€180
Visitor information: Visitors welcome every day except Sunday
W: traleegolfclub.com
2008 Ranking: 37 (Down 9)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: All pathways on the course have been reshaped and resurfaced
Clubhouse: None

This links stunner plays over mostly subtle front-nine terrain, though the par-3 3rd perched above the shore takes no prisoners. 
It then sends you on a thrilling back-nine ride of mountainous dunes, courageous carries and inspired routing. Such are the rigours of the long par-4 12th that only a fool will take on the green from anything less than position ‘A’.

Panellists’ comments: “A real picture-postcard location”; “From the 12th you play a series of quite extraordinary golf holes”

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