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Lough Erne recognised among top courses in GB & Ireland

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22 February 2011
Lough Erne recognised among top courses in GB & Ireland

GOLFWEEK (US) RANKS TOP TWENTY COURSES SINCE 1960

The Faldo Championship Course at Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland earned a top ranking for modern courses in Great Britain and Ireland according to Golfweek Magazine.

Sir Nick Faldo’s project ranked seventh among the top twenty internationally renowned courses designed in Great Britain and Ireland since 1960.  The Faldo Course at Lough Erne (7,617 yards; Par 72) opened in 2009.

The complete Golfweek list follows:

Rank, Course Name (2010 rank), Location, Opened, Architects, Avg. rating

  1. Kingsbarns (1), Kingsbarns, Scotland, 1999, Kyle Phillips, 7.86
  2. Loch Lomond (3), Luss, Scotland, 1994, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf, 7.56
  3. Waterville (4), Waterville, Ireland, 1973, Eddie Hackett, Tom Fazio, 7.53
  4. Castle Stuart (2), Inverness, Scotland, 2009, Gil Hanse, Mark Parsinen, 7.50
  5. The European Club (5), Brittas Bay, Ireland, 1989, Pat Ruddy, 7.35
  6. Renaissance Club at Archerfield (6), Dirleton, Scotland, 2008, Tom Doak, 7.35
  7. Lough Erne (NR), Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, 2009, Nick Faldo, 7.00
  8. Old Head of Kinsale (7), Kinsale, Ireland, 1997, Eddie Hackett, Joe Carr, Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins, 6.88
  9. Carne (8), Belmullet, Ireland, 1995, Eddie Hackett, 6.70
  10. Tralee (11), Tralee, Ireland, 1984, Arnold Palmer, 6.60
  11. Enniscrone (10), Enniscrone, Ireland, 1973, Eddie Hackett, 6.58
  12. Bearwood Lakes (17), Sindlesham, England, 1996, Martin Hawtree, 6.50
  13. Carton House (Montgomerie) (9), Maynooth, Ireland, 2003, Colin Montgomerie, European Golf Design, 6.50
  14. Woburn (Marquess) (14), Woburn, England, 1997, Clive Clark, Peter Alliss, Alex Hay, Ross McMurray, 6.50
  15. Hillside (White) (NR), Southport, England, 1967, Fred Hawtree, 6.50
  16. Woburn (Dukes) (13) Woburn, England, 1976 Charles Lawrie 6.50
  17. Doonbeg (12), Doonbeg, Ireland, 2001, Greg Norman, 6.46
  18. Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten) (19), Newport, Wales, 2009 Robert Trent Jones Jr., Ross McMurray, 6.42
  19. St. Andrews (Castle) (15), St. Andrews, Scotland, 2008, David McLay Kidd, 6.39
  20. The Grove (16), Watford, England, 2003, Kyle Phillips, 6.38