This stunning parkland course is spread over 500 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland. There is an undeniable sense of nature all around and an atmosphere of peace and quiet that can not fail to capture the spirit of relaxation at arguably the top Golf Resort Ireland can offer.
The two nines are quite contrasting in nature. The gentle but challenging journey on the front nine explores the undulating meadows of this magnificent estate while the back nine is a more vigorous test of golf, travelling through denser more rugged woodland.
Bunkers are not in plentiful supply at Farnham, but each one is very well positioned and in the main large and dead flat. They are not manicured as one might expect, but aesthetically natural which is the overriding feeling of the whole estate. The greens are a near-perfect texture and allow for a wide variety of possible pin positions, facilitating the enjoyment of all categories of golfer. The contours are interesting but sensible.
A meandering stream and no less than seven lakes are features of this parkland spread, as well as ancient trees, a fairy fort, a wishing well, lots of wild garlic and indeed its fair share of wildlife.
Jeff Howes is one of Europe’s leading Golf Architects having worked with names such as Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros and Retief Goosen. As a senior member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA), Jeff has over 25 years experience in Golf Course design. Prior to establishing Jeff Howes Golf Design in 1991, Jeff worked with 5 different golf course architects gleaming a better understanding of golf course architecture from their different approaches, standards and philosophies. Most notable of the architects being Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones Snr.