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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 248
OLD HEAD LINKS KINSALE, IRELAND OLDHead Golf Links occupies a diamond- shaped promontory jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, a few kilometres south of the town of Kinsale, Ireland's gourmet capital, in County Cork. It is a remarkable location for a course with eight of its holes playing along the clifftops about 150 metres above the Atlantic Ocean. The spectacular location is only rivalled by the top US courses of Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. With breathtaking views from every hole, and one of the most spectacular par-3s you'll ever encounter, this is as memorable a course as you'll ever play. The 171-metre 16th hole is the highlight, featuring one of the most intimidating tee shots in golf. The shot has to carry a gaping chasm between tee and green with nothing on the right but ocean. Any left-to-right wind on this hole could spell disaster. From the tee, look out to sea past the lighthouse for a few hundred metres – this is where a German U-boat sank the Lusitania in 1915. E OLDHEAD.COM thedream FLY OVER THIS DREAM COURSE IN THIS VIDEO. WORDS: BRENDAN JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY: GETTY IMAGES
GA Express 247
GA Express 249