A heathlands course surrounded by farmland, Hogs Head Golf Club boasts views of both the Atlantic seascape and the tallest mountains in the country, Macgillicuddy’s Reeks, while incorporating the salmon-nurturing Finglas River that dominates strategy on the first nine holes. The heart and soul of Jones’ design are captured in the five par 3s, naturally spectacular and diverse as they defend par with the river, the cliffs, the wind and the sea.
The holes start inland with views up to the mountains, and then work their way out to the headland with dramatic sea vistas. The balance of the golf course is a supporting cast of classic characters that includes a Biarritz green as well as other nuance that flow naturally with the hard and fast links. Don’t be fooled into thinking your putts will be easy as you are distracted by the rich visual tapestry of the area; you’ll be surprised at how often they’re not! Hogs Head is a different model to anything else in Ireland.
- Year of Opening - 2017
- Designer - Robert Trent Jones Jr.
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6999 Yards