No. 18 – Black and Tan

  • The Irish
    Par 5
    Handicap: 9
    • 558
    • 536
    • 523
    • 493
    • 388

How to Play This Hole

If you want to see where to hit your lay-up second shot, keep your tee shot left. A second shot layup, which carries the creek, leaves a short but blind uphill approach. A layup short of the creek leaves a longer approach to an elevated green. A smart play is to aim for the center of the green. Missing the green on either side will cost you more than a “black and tan” in the Irish Pub.

Browse The Irish

  • No. 1 – High Ground

    A generous landing area for the opening hole leads way to a long-narrow elevated green.

  • No. 2 – Giant's Leap

    Safety first is the motto on the short par 4 second. A tee shot in the fairway is a must if you expect to hold the narrow front-to-back green.

  • No. 3 – Sleeper

    The bunker and pond on the left create an intimidating short iron shot into the large undulating green.

  • No. 4 – Sandbanks

    Bunker left and bunker right may be your thought on the tee box of this lengthy par 4, but don’t be intimidated. It is a generous fairway if positioned well.

  • No. 5 – Devil's Elbow

    Long hitters can cut the corner on this reachable par 5; a split fairway for the second can create a difficult layup.

  • No. 6 – Mulligan's Watch

    Stay calm as you prepare to hit this unique island green surrounded by one very large bunker.

  • No. 7 – Troll

    A short dogleg right can be attacked from almost any angle on this generous fairway. The large two-tiered green is protected by two very deep bunkers in the rear.

  • No. 8 – Garden Creek

    This split fairway par 5 invites you to go for the green in two, but beware of the large fairway bunker and false front that surrounds the large undulating green.

  • No. 9 – Last Gaspe

    A winding creek creates visual intimidation as it cuts the fairway in two, then again on the approach as it dashes across the front of the green.

  • No. 10 – Shepherd's Post

    This slight dogleg left looks a lot longer than it plays, gradually climbing to one of the highest points on the property.

  • No. 11 – Lamb Chop

    Club selection is difficult on this treacherous par 3. The left side of the green is home to a couple of the deepest pot bunkers on the course.

  • No. 12 – Highland Trek

    Check out the great views of Lake Michigan and The Straits from the highest point on The Irish while teeing off to the valley below.

  • No. 13 – Blind Man's Bluff

    The name describes it all on this multilevel, double-tee par 3 leading to the largest green on The Irish.

  • No. 14 – Tullamore Dew

    A tee box in the farthest northwest corner of the property, this tricky risk/reward par 5 is among the most scenic on the back nine.

  • No. 15 – Frog Water

    Do not try to cut off too much on the right side of the difficult dogleg right. The long, skinny green is protected by undulating mounds and difficult pot bunkers.

  • No. 16 – Deep Dye

    Among the most undulating of the greens on The Irish, the pin location is key here. Trust your tee line as intimidation is definitely a factor.

  • No. 17 – Irish Mist

    This short par 4 wraps around the beautiful pond creating a difficult tee shot. If intimidation is in your blood, bail out to the right.