The Old Tom Morris at Rosapenna is a perfect compliment to the rigours of the Sandy Hills.
It’s not easy (Pat Ruddy has worked on it), but in comparison is a delightful natural links experience with sunken greens and gorgeous seaside turf.
As well as Old Tom and Ruddy, Harry Vardon and James Braid both also had a hand in creating this fun links.
The re-vamped course is a true revelation to anyone who hasn’t played it for a while.
Previously, we all very much enjoyed what was then the front nine on the land nearest the beach – but the second half did not meet to the same standards.
Now, though, all 18 holes are true links and there is barely a weak moment.
Now Rosapenna are set to add Tom Doak-designed St Patrick’s Links on an amazing piece of adjacent land and will become the links Mecca of Europe.