A decision is required on the tee as to whether to play to the end of the fairway or “have a go” and get sufficiently far enough past the end of the fairway. The RHS of the fairway gives maximum visibility of this treacherous green sloping from back to front. Take plenty of club for the approach
This uphill par 4 is as tough as they come. The first part of the fairway runs out at 230 yards, before turning left and climbing uphill. The left side of the fairway is a shorter line but leaves a blind approach.
The green slopes from back to front and has a severe false front that makes running the ball in nearly impossible.
The world-famous golf course in Rosses Point offers an excellent challenge. The traditional links layout, designed by Harry Colt, utilises the natural contours of the dune-covered landscape rather than moving large amounts of earth during its design.