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Opened in October 1984, Tralee Golf Course was the first European golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Tralee is one of those courses where it is difficult to concentrate on your game due to the breathtaking nature of the scenery but you will nevertheless note that the course offers countless superb holes. The links at Barrow is a roller coaster of sand dune holes. Treacherous traps and undulating greens are among the challenges on this exciting golf links.
When Arnold Palmer first saw the area upon which his company was to build Tralee golf links, he was ecstatic about the possibilities. “I have never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course” he said. “I designed the first nine, but surely God designed the back nine”. But wait, there’s more
The Royal St George’s Golf Club located in Sandwich, Kent, England is one of the premier golf clubs in the United Kingdom, and one of the courses on The Open Championship rotation. It has hosted 13 Open championships since 1894, when it became the first club outside Scotland to host the championship.
The club was founded in 1887 in a setting of wild dune land. Many holes feature blind or partially blind shots, although the unfairness element has been reduced somewhat, after several 20th century modifications.
The club’s Challenge Trophy dates from 1888 and is one of the oldest trophies in golf; it has been contested annually except for war years. The course also possesses the deepest bunker in championship golf, located on its fourth hole. But wait, there’s more
The Adamstal golf course is one of the most spectacular golf courses in Europe, a concept initiated by Franz Wittmann, an 11 times Austrian rally champion. Built right in the middle of nowhere, the Irish golf course designer Jeff Howes created a treasure which astounds everyone who plays on this course. Spectacular golf alleys and excellent course maintenance led the golf course fast into the top league of Austria.
Its terrific design and immaculate maintenance mean it is one of the finest courses available. Golfers can choose between the 18-hole Championship Course and the 9-hole ‚Wallerbach‘ Course. Each of the twenty-seven holes has its own character, as the course designer has successfully integrated ditches and terraces, forest glades and rocks into the wonderful landscape. This means that the foothills of the Alps determine the shape and rhythm of the fairways and greens naturally. But wait, there´s more
Sand Valley Golf & Country Club in Paslek, Poland was built on an area ideally suited for golf, the name Sand Valley originates from the intriguing natural canyon that splits the centrally placed old forest into two separate sandy plateaus.
That is also where an expansive 2 hectare waste bunker originates, extending nearly half a kilometer south, crossing three fairways, and finishing 20 meters lower in the river. As said, sand is a dominating characteristic in the area, and that will be displayed throughout the course lending significantly to the very special visual character of the course. But wait, there’s more
In the heart of Baroque Sicily near Ragusa lies the Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa, located in one of the most fascinating parts of Sicily. The pride and joy of the resort are the two exclusive 18-hole championship golf courses designed by two internationally renowned masters.
The “Parkland” north course designed by Gary Player flows among olive groves and carob trees, the characteristic landscape of Ragusa. The course is totally immersed in the world of nature and between holes the golfers can even explore a Greek cemetery from the 6th century A.D.
In contrast, you can take in the “Links” south course designed by Franco Piras with a single glance as it follows two valleys as if it were the palette of an artist displaying all the shades of the beautiful colours of Sicily. But wait, there’s more