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Rathfarnham combines a variety of holes thanks to an intriguing 116-year evolution , that saw the club jump from 9 to 14 to 15 to 18 holes . It only became an 18-hole course when six new holes ( three brand new , three upgraded ) opened in 2015 . The variety of the holes only adds to the intrigue of a course that lies at the foot of the Dublin Mountains . There are dense evergreen corridors and open hillsides , colourful trees , sweet ponds and lazy doglegs .
You ’ ll even be required to drive over an old mill on the 9th . Swans call this place home so you can be sure that water plays a significant part in your day , especially in the middle of your round where you will be intimidated on a number of holes . But the way to play Rathfarnham is with strategy in mind . It is not long so this is a course to be out-thought … not overpowered .
Favourite Hole
The par four 3rd fires out of the trees onto a low fairway that curls right .
What ’ s in the Bag ?
Holes change pace constantly … so be patient .