>> August 28, 2006
While in Ireland on vacation, I managed to get in a round at Ballyheighe Castle, a wonderful 9 hole course just north of Tralee. It was a bit cloudy and it rained (of course!) for a few minutes. I played with my brother-in-law. To be honest, this was the most amazing course I've ever been on (not that I've been on too many great ones).
The entire course was surrounded by castle ruins - the 8th and 9th were out front, overlooking Tralee Bay to the South, and the castle gate to the North.
I shot a 54 (9 holes) and played decently given:
- How bad I am at golf
- The fact that we rented some horrendous clubs (I wish I could blame them) - we had a frayed 5 wood, a very old 3 wood and a collection of irons including a 3, 4, 5 (super tiny), 3 6's, one lefty 7, 2 wedges and a putter.
- I didn't have my golf shoes (like that matters)
Before going to the course on Thursday, I bought a box of 15 balls for 15 euro, thinking I'd lose them all... we ended up finding 2 balls, and ended up even/par for losing balls.