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Course Info

Type of grass - Bent / Poa
Height of cut - 3.5mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'6"

Type of grass - Bent / Fescue
Height of cut - 12mm
General width and contouring - average

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Bent / Rye
Height of cut - 11mm

Type of grass - Fescue / Bent / Rye
Height of cut - semi 30mm, rough 80mm
Any specific comments - after a very hot and dry May and June there is not much rough in evidence

Weather in advance - in the last few weeks there has been a lot of rain
Forecast for tournament - some showers / light rain, otherwise mild with fresh winds and some warmth and sunshine over the weekend

Opened - 1972 (re-opened in 2006 after remodelling)
Course designer - Dr Billy O'Sulliavan and Fred Hawtree with redesign by Tom Mackenzie
Special features - the course has a stunning setting built alongside Lough Leane with this coming into play most prominently on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 10th which is a beautiful par 3 and the feature hole which plays straight out towards the water
General playability - with light winds the course will be open to some low scoring but if the wind blows the challenge changes significantly
Undulating / flat - fairly flat
Tree lined / exposed - a lot of trees on the course but some of the holes adjacent to the water are quite exposed
Many / few water hazards - water comes into play on 11 out of the 18 holes
Changes to the course -the last time the Irish Open was played here was in 1992, since then the course has been remodelled with USGA specification greens and a fair few number of tees

Other features
The course is home to several varieties of deer (red and seeker) and Lough Leane is home to salmon and trout which a good number of the players will enjoy fly fishing for during the week

Card of Course

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14377345 103171156
24384351 114486444
33200183 124477436
44418382 134501458
54454415 144389356
63211193 154430393
75513469 165519475
84410375 174389356
94393359 184439402
Out3533603072 In3638013476

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1FISHER, RossENG18-18
2HARRINGTON, PadraigIRL18-16
T3WOOD, ChrisENG18-14
T5BLAND, RichardENG18-13
T5GREEN, RichardAUS18-13

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