Golf Club Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) is the
most westerly course in Europe. It is a short drive from Ballyferriter on
the western Dingle Peninsula, whose geography is some- what similar to
Connemara's, rugged and mountainous with extensive green valleys. Here, in
what feels like a very remote and secluded province of Ireland, Gaelic is
The 6690-yard par 72 layout
was co-designed by Eddie Hackett and Christy Oâ€™Connor Jr. Like Dooks, the
terrain is morrainic and sandy, and not so vertiginous you need to jack up
your heart rate to play the course, though it is definitely not flat.
The architects moved
virtually no earth, laying down a route over the land as they found it,
using the tall grasses, mounds and environmental areas to good advantage in
a simple, straight-forward plan. The most westerly hole is the 200-yard 10th,
a beast of an pronounced uphill par 3 to a green with a sharp front and a
large dune directly behind. Way out here just off the Atlantic, you can
count on strong winds.