Plotting your way around Mullingar: The key holes.
A magnificent golf course, a special welcome, generosity of spirit which extends to all, loyalty to the integrity of the game of golf and a deep sense of remaining true to the values of those whose vision and hard work created and developed what is there today: all of these combine in the unique experience that is a day’s golf in Mullingar.
James Braid set a variety of challenges to the golfer playing Mullingar. After a relatively straightforward opening hole, one must confront the 209 yard par 3 second, one of the toughest par 3’s in golf. The par 5 fourth is really treacherous, having been lengthened50 yards by Jones, with danger lurking everywhere and demanding precision in every shot. Holes six, seven and eight are also potential card wreckers, with each requiring accurate driving and careful approaches. Starting into the back nine, one meets Mullingar’s Amen Corner, holes 10 to 13, each of which is very distinctive and poses a different type of challenge to anything experienced on the front nine. Finally Braid’s final 1,400 yards, holes 16-18, represents one of the strongest and most demanding finishes in parkland golf. Any golfer who betters his/her handicap playing Mullingar has coped very well with Braid’s variety of challenges and heads for the sanctuary of the clubhouse very satisfied.