Irish Golfer Magazine

April 2017

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90 / / April 2017 BACK 9: CLUB SPOTLIGHT Carton House offers two strikingly different golf experiences, writes Kevin Markham. CLUB SPOTLIGHT ost reviews of Carton House start with the luxury… the four star hotel, the spa, the comfort and glamour, the 1,100 acre estate with its nature trails, cycle tracks and fishing on the River Rye… that's the easy part and, to be frank, it's an easy sell. You only have to look at the magnificent 18th century mansion (hotel) and its surroundings to appreciate that this is a very special place indeed. I'm starting with luxury, too, only I'm talking about two rather special golf courses. Last year I wrote an article for this magazine on Powerscourt Golf Club. I said that there were only two 36-hole clubs in Ireland which boasted two equal courses – the West and M

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