Get on course for a golf feast… Loughgall Golf Course has been designed to provide all golfers with a test of skill and composure.
And what golfer could ask for more? A course that both challenges and teases offers a credible examination of concentration and confidence. Certainly, the front nine holes of this eye-catching par 72 creation will surely ask some pertinent questions of golfers irrespective of their handicap. The 3547 yards to be covered incorporate the mischievous par 3 5th hole at 223 yards and the testing par 5 9th at 614 yards.
The shorter back nine presents an opportunity to perhaps restore lost ground by picking up shots with short par fours but watch out for the tricky 17th – don’t say you haven’t been warned!
With water hazards, bunkers and some cleverly-placed sloping areas, the course is meant to bring out the best in those using it. The fairways, although generous, still ensure that those guilty of errant shots will pay a penalty whereas smart club selection and strategic play will be rewarded with better scores.
The greens have been constructed to USGA (sand based) specification and with an average size of 700m sq some lengthy putts are usually the order of the day. Overall, if your goal is a golfing challenge in appealing surroundings at a reasonable price, then you will have found it at Loughgall Country Park.
Club captain acceptance speech – February 2012
I am looking forward to being Captain of Loughgall Golf Club in 2012.
I never thought that when the course opened and the club was formed 12 years ago that one day I would be nominated to be captain.
We have a great course at our disposal and it is my intention to work with Armagh council, the staff of Loughgall country park and you the members to enhance/improve our facilities so we the members and all the visitors will enjoy the full potential of our course.
I am willing to listen and advise on issues but would hope not to fall out with anyone when tough decisions are required to be made.
I intend to support all our club teams and to all you individuals who play on the teams I wish you every success and enjoyment for the coming year.
I intend to continue the charity hole and with your support funds will be forwarded to my chosen charity – the Multiple Sclerosis society.
I would ask our members to support our sponsors where possible, as their contribution in 2012 is invaluable to the financial success of our club.
Remember our club motto:
“CIVES OMNES COLLUDIMUS” – “WE PLAY TOGETHER”
James O’Hagan – Club Captain 2012