Evolving from a testing nine hole stretch in 1910, Omagh upgraded to an 18-hole course in 1983 under the expert design of Don Patterson, professional and golf architect.

 

The new-look Omagh soon established itself as one of the province’s finest parkland courses. Well publicised visits from Ireland golfing legend Christy O’Connor Jr, and multiple winner Nick Faldo (both of whom were complimentary about the test posed by the Omagh course) gave an indication of the club’s progression in the 1980s.

 

Famed for its demanding par fours and fast paced greens, the 7th hole probably exemplifies this. Framing the mill on the hill, a real sight at twilight, this short par 4 offers trouble all around. Bunkers and young trees on the right penalise those steeling away from The Drumvagh River, whilst a second shot over an almost magnetic stream to a false fronted green nestling the riverbank can cause several wasted strokes.