Some of the best, and quirkiest features of links golf are on display on the European Tour over the next three weeks.
If you can get yourself in front of the coverage of the European Tour over the next few weeks you’re in for a treat. The next three tournaments will be held at three of the finest golf courses in the UK and Ireland.
Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland plays host to the Open Championship in a few weeks, The Renaissance Club is the host course for the Scottish Open next week, and this week sees Lahinch Golf Club on the west coast of Ireland as the venue for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
They’re all absolutely spectacular tests of pure links golf.
And these old links golf courses are not without their share of quirky features including the stone wall which protects the par-4 14th hole at North Berwick to the unique grass-topped ‘walls’ defining out-of-bounds at Lahinch.
The European Tour have been doing a great job of highlighting a few of these quirky features at Lahinch this week (originally designed by Old Tom Morris) including the very quirky blind par-3 5th hole. Something any golf designer would be hard pressed to get approval for today.
Check it out. And a few more things from Lahinch below.
A blind par three? 🙈
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Fine margins 🧐
📸 via JB Hansen’s caddie Thomas Søby (Instagram) pic.twitter.com/4OfBbbuvM7
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