The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses: Volume 1 – Great Britain and Ireland
Shoehorned into a small site along the beautiful beach at Cullen, this crazy par 63 course is different than anything I’ve played and worth a visit just for the novelty of it. At 4600 yards you would expect it to be nothing more than a family course, but it really does not fit the type well. The uphill par 2nd would probably send your wife and kids back to the Cullen Bay Hotel across the road, although there are plenty of 200-300 yard holes afterward that are fairly simple for the beginner while still being difficult to complete in par figures.
The 225 yard 7th takes you back down to the linksland in dramatic fashion, and the 11th to 14th are four consecutive par 3 holes playing bumper pool through and over the top of giant red rock spires that might have been dropped in from Arizona. After all the par 3’s the 510 yard 15th is a great change of pace, and then there is more criss-crossing to be done before the finish near the beach.
Doak rating is “well above the average golf course. A good course to play if you are in the vicinity and looking for a game”
Courses included in reviews will reward the visitor with something out of the ordinary. It will have you making plans for your next trip to GB and I.
– Tom Doak