Course Description
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Naas is a traditional parkland course set in the short grass county of Kildare and is situated on rolling terrain and lush, tree lined fairways. The strategically placed bunkers reward the accurate player. Fast, true and undulating greens provide a stern challenge with the flat stick!

In 1992 Naas was extended to become an eighteen hole course with the addition of nine new holes. The tree lined fairways offer a challenge to any golfer. The position of the tee-shot is crucial to setting up a good scoring opportunity, particularly on holes 4 (index 1), 5, and 7 where the fairways are bordered by mature Elm, Beech and Chestnut Trees. The large greens have many subtle breaks and your work is still cut out for you even if you are there in regulation.

In 2002 holes 1 and 11 through to 18 were redesigned by the renowned architect Jeff Howes. Its lush fairways meander through magnificent mature trees while the strategically placed bunkers reward the accurate player.

The back nine is framed by towering pines and presents the golfer with some elevated tee shots adding to the enjoyment, drama and excitement.  The magnificent elevated 13th tee sweeps down to a valley lined with towering pines. A truly classic par 5 which must be respected.

The 16th (index 2) requires accuracy from both the tee and for your approach shot to a well guarded, undulating green.

The signature hole 17th Par 3 strikes fear into all who play it - 178 yards over water - a  hole you might start thinking about while you are still playing the 14th! The average golfer, nerves already shattered, just tees up and hits it straight into the lake. The canny individual hits it up the left with a 5 iron and then shanks the second into the lake - same result - you’ll love it.

Finally onwards up the sweeping 18th fairway, a par 5 which offers a chance for birdie and a memorable conclusion to a wonderful round.

Retreat afterwards to the embrace of the welcoming clubhouse for some soothing atmosphere, delicious food and the best pint of Guinness in Kildare! Hot food, cool beer and a warm welcome await all visitors.

Local Rules :

  • Out of Bounds (18.2a2)
  1. Outside any fence bounding the course and all areas defined by white stakes.
  2. In or over the boundary fence on left of 2nd hole and right of 11th hole.
  3. 18th hole - on the right, over a line defined by white stakes between the 12th and 18th holes and ending at line defined by last stake and white stake at the back of men's 13th teeing area.
  • Electricity/Telephone poles and wires.

If a ball strikes electricity pole or wires within the boundary of the course, the stroke is cancelled and the player must play a ball as near as possible at the spot where the original ball was played (without penalty) in accordance with Rule 14.6. If from the teeing area a tee may be used. A substitute ball should be played.

 

    3)  Immovable Obstructions (16.1)

            Electricity poles, winter tees, fixed seats, manhole covers, sprinkler heads,

            fixed signs, tee markers, fixed distance markers, roads, all paths and their

            sides, wooden sleepers, bridges, staked trees, steps to teeing areas,

            artificial hole plugs. White stakes defining out of bounds on the 18th hole

            when not playing the 18th hole.

4) Integral parts of the course.

Woodland and maintenance facility on the left hand side of the 1st, 11th and 18th holes and storage shed area on left of 13 th hole are integral parts of the course.

All spinneys, shrubberies and flower beds are integral parts of the course unless marked other wise.

Practice area on right of 12 th fairway defined by blue stakes. This defined area may be used for practice prior to stroke play competitions.

Practice putting green (Rule 13.1f)

5)      Abnormal Course Conditions (16.1b)

Drainage slits and channels which contain visible drainage stones and /or ball is below level of ground.

 

 

Facilities:
Caddy Hire - Yes
Buggy Hire - Yes (limited availability)

Course Designer - Jeff Howes

Course Distance - 6,278 Yards (5,740 metres)

Course Type - Parkland

Course Record Professional: Damien McGrane, -9 (62) , Year 2010

Course Record Amateur : Jonathan Yates, -5 (66) , Year 2011.

Green Fees - Click HERE to go to Green Fees Section

Services Provided - Catering (Snacks, Lunch & Dinner); Full Bar; Club Hire; Pro-Shop; Driving Range nearby; Mandatory Soft Spikes; Putting Green; Tuition Available

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