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Hole No. 1

A straightaway par 5 with Dundrum Bay awaiting the errant drive to the right and a high dune guarding the left side.

The sensible tee shot lands down the right side collecting the contours of the fairway to finish left centre. The longer hitter can take the left of centre line so as to shoot forward off the down slope, leaving a long to mid iron to the long narrow green. The shorter drive will require an accurate second to escape the well-placed bunkers leaving an approach of 100 yards.

Looking from the front the green falls right to left, except for a strip some 10 foot wide which rises and therefore has the opposite borrow. Three putts are common when the pin position is near the back.
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Championship: 539 yards
Medal: 523 yards
Stableford: 505 yards
Ladies: 487 yards
Men’s Par: 5
Ladies Par: 5
Men’s Stroke Index: 13
Ladies Stroke Index: 13

The Royal County Down Golf Club Hole 4