DESTINATION GOLF IRELAND 2023 – editor, Kevin Markham
Rosslare Golf Links sits alone on the south-east tip of the island, a low, fast links streaking over sweet and subtle fairways into some deeper dunes.
It is all on show but you can be sure of hidden hollows, unpredictable humps and deceptive approaches to greens.
The course sits on a narrow peninsula so all but two holes head out or back, meaning wind is a very real factor when you turn for home (the 8th). The terrain is used brilliantly, nowhere more so than the long par four 11th. This is the hardest hole on the course, typically playing into the wind. A good drive will still leave a blind approach over a large ridge sliding across from the right.
A red and white pole offers directions to a sunken green but it is always a daunting shot. The stretch of holes from 4 to 7 is magical.
A new irrigation programme is underway which will enhance the conditioning of the links. Two new tee boxes have been added (7 and 16) to improve playability and present stunning views of the Wexford coastline.