Mitchelstown 4th Hole
The 4th at Mitchelstown regularly features in “best holes in Ireland, Munster and Cork”. Greystones member Kevin Markham set himself the challenge of playing every 18-hole golf course in Ireland — and then wrote a book about it. During that odyssey in a 20-year-old camper van, he travelled almost 11,000km, walked over 3,400km, lost countless golf balls and wore out three pairs of golf shoes.The outcome of his venture was the book ‘Hooked — an amateur’s guide to the golf courses of Ireland’ (The Collins Press). Here are a sample of his commendations.
Kevin placed the 4th at Mitchelstown top of his list with this commentary – 1. Mitchelstown, par four No 4 (357/340m) A longish par four which runs parallel to the car park. Pine trees stand alone on the left hand side of the fairway and these must be avoided if you’re to have any chance of reaching the green. The putting surface lies on the far side of the River Funshion in a dell of trees. It is the most intimidating shot of the day and explains why the 4th is Index 1. You must cross a bridge to reach the green.
Mitchelstown Hole 4, Par 4, 340 meters, index 1. A sweet, straight hole which swerves around a lone pine tree before the approach shot hit over the River Funshion and into a deep nest of trees.