Doak calls Ballyneal the ‘most fun to play’

Renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak, who designed top 100 courses to include Pacific Dunes, Cape Kidnappers and Barnbougle Dunes, says that of all of the courses he has designed Ballyneal might be the most fun to play.

“Of all the courses we’ve built so far, Ballyneal might be the most fun to play. Its wild natural contours come into play on every approach shot, rewarding the player who knows his way around and who can use the bold slopes to backstop his shot or feed it to the hole, while non-thinking golfers play the victim. For the average player, it is not hard to get around, but the good player will always walk away thinking he has left a couple of shots out there, no matter his score.”