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Howth is a hilltop course drenched in gorse , heather and lots of adventure . The scenery along Dublin ’ s coastline and over the city is wonderful , and , wherever you stand , the views stretch out below you . Plenty of energy is required as you ’ ll be heading up and down this 5,700m course all day … the walk up to the changing rooms will give you a hint of what ’ s to come . These constant shifts in elevation and bumpy terrain mean you ’ ll
WWW . HOWTHGOLFCLUB . IE encounter a vast array of fun shots over and through the gorse and heather . There ’ s a joyful wildness to it all . There is one other critical factor to consider : Howth was designed by the legendary James Braid , so expect some smart design features … and smallish greens . The dogleg 5th is an obvious example . Little has changed to the design in its 100 year history … although the club ’ s five year programme is seeing tees and bunkers upgraded .
Favourite Hole
The dogleg par four 17th is drenched in gorse and heather and from the high tee you can drink it all in .
What ’ s in the Bag ?
The smarts to play sensible golf on a short course . Play for what you can see because off line shots can disappear all too easily .