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Ireland’s Best 9-Holes Golf Courses

Story published at 14:58, Friday, May 1st, 2015

Ivan Morris coverThat most prolific of Irish golf writers, Ivan Morris, has published his fifth book – Ireland’s Best 9-Holes Golf Courses.

Apparently, there are 85 of them dotted around the Emerald Isle – some are truly top class – as are the stories, yarns, history and routing critiques written in Morris’s inimitable style.

The introductory chapters are particularly strong because they present the game of golf as a whole with a simple formula for its survival and growth, i.e. – 2–hours golf.

Those chapters alone are worth the price of admission. Morris also has a novel way of ranking the courses without putting them in a numerical order.

Suffice to say he hints at but doesn’t state baldly that Blessington Lakes GC (opened in 1998) in Co.Wicklow is Ireland best 9-Holes course.

This week Ivan Morris told “My 9-Holes book is the perfect antidote to the R&A Survey on Pace of Play – golf needs to be a 2-hour round.”

The book contains some superb colour photographs and is only available on line in hard copy format from the publishers: @€14.95 + p&p.

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