Course Description

The course has been carved out of natural woodland and eskers and provides a strong challenge for even the most accomplished golfers. Undulating fairways, ridges, hills and hollows represent the nearest inland equivalent to the links courses around our coast.

Many of the holes at Birr are laid out in attractive avenues and valleys, none more so than the short but difficult 10th hole running alongside the clubhouse through a tree-lined fairway. The combination of natural sweeps, hollows and hillocks along with the carefully designed course layout, provides an exciting challenge to golfers of all standards, while the fairways flow beautifully towards perfectly manicured greens. Truly, this is a superb golf course, with facilities to match.

" We occupy the most perfect golf country in God's earth. And if this work does no more than help remind us about the physical wonder of our golf course, it will have been worthwhile. We should remember that we do not own it, but rather hold it in trust for our children and theirs, for whom we have borrowed it. When we return it, it should be as majestic and as wonderful as when we found it."

Golfing in the Glenns: The Story of Birr Golf Club 1893-2003 by Tom Nestor (2003), p.53.