Holywood’s front nine holes present an easy walk and plenty of room for the golfer to spray it a bit off the tee. The back nine, however, is laid out on different terrain with elevation changes and challenge all the way. It’s here where the splendour of Belfast Lough and the city can be viewed.
When playing holes 10 through 14 you can enjoy the views of the Belfast docklands where Titanic was built. Indeed, many people gathered here to watch the famous ship sail. The difficult 12th hole is said to be the toughest of them all. It requires a long accurate tee shot down the left side and a second shot over the rugged terrain to an elevated green.
Then at the par four 14th, you will have to negotiate the quarry and fairway bunkers to make a par. Get through this difficult stretch and you’ll have a score worth talking about! Its length is not challenging but as Rory states, “it has all the traits that develop your game from playing it regularly”.