Aughnacloy – Plenty of ups and downs

 

A view back down the fairway

A view back down the 4th fairway

Tyrone courses tend to be built on hills for some reason, and Aughnacloy is no differentt.

This course really will pull the legs out of you if you are not careful. Particularly the eighth hole, which has a real lung buster of a climb to the penultimate hill top green.

The result of so many hills, apart from cartilege damage, is that you get some fantastic views of the surrounding farmland. Lush green grass, rolling hills, it is a bucolic wonderland.

A view of the fifth green

A view of the fifth green

The challenge of the course is moderate. There aren’t an awful lot of hazards to contend with. Okay, the first tee shot demands an accurate shot, but barring that, if you are anyway accurate with your irons you should make some nice scores.

The challenge will be how you can deal with playing up and down hills.

As with many of the other courses reviewed on this site, Aughnacloy is a pay and play course where you can tee it up on a Saturday if you are a non member, and I highly recommend that you do for a charming nine holes.

Cost: 22

Favourite hole: Second hold, a smooth dog leg hole with a limited drive as there is a brook running across the fairway. A second shot to an elevated narrow green is a tester.

Aughnacloy 5

A view back down the sixth fairway

 

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