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Fermoy is joyful , exuberant , unpretentious and exhilarating golf . As a country course , many golfers have probably never heard of it and would simply drive by as it doesn ’ t have the name or recognition required to turn heads . That ’ s a shame because Fermoy is all about the fun that makes golf such a wonderful game to play . You ’ ll find it at Birr , at Strandhill , at Scrabo and at Rathcore , and here in the hills of north-east Co . Cork . Laced with attractive pine trees and a landscape that twists and buckles over hilly , heather-strewn terrain , the further into the round you go , the more you get the feeling of being tossed about like a boat in a squall . The front nine have some sweet elevation changes , making the most of them with smart tee box and green settings , while the back nine offer views over countryside and some deep rolling chasms . It may not have the smart frills of Ireland ’ s glamorous courses , but spend a day at Fermoy and enjoy the adventure . It will be worth every cent .
Favourite Hole
The par four 1st is one of those sweet , short and straight par fours with a green perched up high . It is so inviting and sets the mood .
What ’ s in the Bag ?
Despite a modest par 70 ( five par threes ), Fermoy plays surprisingly long . Use the slopes to your advantage .