Shannon Golf Course
The Course was designed by John D Harris as a major championship course of international standard. The course has, over the forty years, matured into one of the best inland courses in Munster and Ireland. A parkland course of 6763 yards with fairways of natural meadow grass planted on either side with Spruce, Evergreens and a wide variety of deciduous trees.
Front 9 Holes
Hole 1, Par 4, Medal 382 yds straight. Be careful of the OOB on the right stretching from the tee to 80 yds short of the green. The drive should favour the left side of the fairway leaving you with a second shot to a slightly raised green . The green is guarded by mounds left and right with a sharp drop-off at back. A greenside bunker at front left and another set into the mound front right complete the picture. Usually downwind.
Hole 2, Par 5, Medal 497yds slight dog-leg left with OOB on right from Tee to Green. Tee shot should be aimed 20 yds right of the bunkers on the left side. There is a small bunker on the right of the fairway 70 yds short of the green. The green is flat with bunkers left right and behind. Opportunity for birdie. Usually downwind
Hole 3, Par 4, Medal 415yds slight dog-leg right. Tee shot should be aimed 10 yds right of the bunker on the left side of fairway. Any Tee shot catching the trees on the right makes it difficult. Second shot is slightly uphill to a green guarded by bunkers left and right. Usually into wind.
Hole 4, Par 3, Medal 167yds. Green is guarded front and back left by bunkers. There is a fall-off at the back. Take enough club into the prevailing wind to carry the front bunker.
Hole 5, Par 4, Medal 321yds straight. This short par4 can catch the unwary. Aim just right (or over) the mound on the left which has a bunker set into its face. The green, guarded by bunkers, one left, two right and one at back slopes toward you.
Hole 6, Par 5, Medal 504yds dog-leg right. Tee shot should be aimed at fairway bunkers on left of fairway (big hitters aim further right). There is a small lake on right of fairway 60yds from green, a larger lake is 20 yds right of the green. The green, guarded by a bunker on left and a drop-off also on left slopes toward you. Usually into wind.
Hole 7, Par 4, Medal 369yds straight. Tee shot should be aimed at the left side of the green but avoid a small pot bunker 200 yds from the tee on left side of fairway. Second shot to a slightly raised green guarded by two bunkers left and one right. The left side of the green slopes toward the left giving some interesting pin positions. Usually into wind.
Hole 8, Par 5, 501 yards straight. Tee shot should be aimed at centre of fairway. Second shot, generally a lay up short of the lake on the left, which is 85 yards from the green .A good drive can allow you to get home in two. into There is a drain feeding from the lake and passing on the right side of the green. The green is flat and guarded on the left side by one bunker. Usually down wind.
Hole 9, Par 4, 445 yards straight. Tee shot should be aimed to centre of fairway. Second shot, to flat green guarded by two bunkers on left and one right. Usually down wind.
Back 9 Holes
Hole 10, Par 3, 156 yards. Tee shot is to large green sloping from back to front guarded by bunkers, one front and one on right side. Note the out of bounds line on left from tee to beyond green.
Hole 11, Par 4, 338 yards slight dogleg left. Take note of the Out of Bounds line on left from tee to green. For your Tee shot you have a choice, lay up in front of second fairway bunker or carry the bunker BUT be aware of the proximity of the OOB line. Green is slightly raised and sloping toward you and is guarded by two bunkers on right. Usually downwind.
Hole 12, Par 3, 180 yards. Tee shot is to a shallow green guarded on left front by deep pot bunker. There is a fall off from green on left and right sides. Bushes at back of green. Usually into wind.
Hole 13, Par 4, 331 yards dogleg left. Tee shot needs to be accurate to avoid trees left and right fifty yards from tee. Aim 10yds left of the fairway bunker on right, 240 yards from the tee. Green is long and guarded by a deep bunker in front and bunker on right.
Hole 14, Par 4, 345 yards right angle dogleg to right. Tee shot should be aimed at or just right of the fairway bunkers 207 yards from tee, otherwise play over dogleg to land on fairway 80 yards from green but be aware that a mis-hit on this line usually means a lost ball. Green slopes from back to front and is guarded by bunkers left and right. Usually into wind for second shot.
Hole 15, Par 4, 397 yards dogleg left. Tee shot should be aimed 20 yards left of fairway bunker which is 240 yards from tee. Second shot is to a long green guarded on left by one bunker. Fall off on right side. Usually into wind.
Hole 16, Par 4, 385 yards dogleg right. Tee shot should be 20 yards left of fairway bunker which is on the right and 150yds from the green. Second shot to a raised green guarded by three bunkers one at left side, one in front and one behind. Be careful of the cross and lateral drains. Usually into wind.
Hole 17, Par 3, 213 yards. Tee shot is over the estuary to reach a flat green guarded on left by bunker which is on top of a mound. Edge of estuary is 35 yds from centre of green. You need to concentrate on this tee shot and avoid being distracted by the view of the estuary.
Hole 18, Par 5, 492 yards straight. Tee shot should be aimed 10 yards right of single tree on left side of fairway. Second shot to be aimed 10 yards left of fairway bunker on right which is 75 yards from the green. A good Tee shot will allow you get home in two. Green slopes back to front and is guarded by one front bunker.