It’s all change at the new look Rathsallagh

Bernie McGuire
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After months of hard work, Rathsallagh Golf Club was delighted to celebrate the relaunch of its exciting new course layout and did so with in style with Eamonn Darcy conducting a clinic with members and invited guests.

Always quick with anecdotes, Darcy regaled the crowd not only with his ability to still play the shots but also with stories of the ‘good old days’ as he as best pal Christy O’Connor Jnr. travelled the fairways of the world in search of ‘a crust’.

Under new ownership since 2015, the course at Rathsallagh has been reconfigured so that play begins and ends in front of the clubhouse and a new Par 3 hole has been built in the woods between the old 1st and 2nd holes bridging a small river.

The old 10th hole (index 1) is now the opening hole – so the ‘wow factor’ is evident right from your very first shot. The re-routing occurs during the middle of your game and players will intertwine the ‘old’ back and front nines for a totally fresh experience.

The new 11th hole will be the signature hole of the eagerly anticipated redesign. It is a par 3 measuring 127 metres from the Black Tee and 110 metres from the Ladies’ Tee. When golfers finish on the 18th hole it is just a few steps away from the veranda of the stunning clubhouse.

“Since re-opening in June 2016, the Club has gone from strength to strength,” says Mick O’Shea, PGA Professional at Rathsallagh. “Staff numbers have increased by over 50 per cent and there has been steady growth in membership, golf societies, large groups and corporate events.”

Club Membership subscription rates are €950, with two new incentive rates:

1. An Introductory Full Membership rate for the extended period 15th September 2017 to 28 Feb 2019 of €1250.

2. A Second Club Membership rate of €525. (This requires a member to be paying at least €950 p.a. as a member of another GUI-affiliated club)

For further information on this exciting new development email golf@rathsallagh.com

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