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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 2), 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 index one 16th 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 4th! 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.

 

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

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:48 )  

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