No. 15 – Frog Water

  • The Irish
    Par 4
    Handicap: 1
    • 479
    • 459
    • 416
    • 370
    • 335

How to Play This Hole

The safe play off the tee is down the left side, although this makes the hole play even longer. A long approach should also favor the left side. Conservative play will allow you to be happy with a par on the most difficult hole on the The Irish.

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  • 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. 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.

  • No. 18 – Black and Tan

    The skinny winding fairway of this par 5 snakes to the left of the mound in the fairway.  A miss to the right of this green will give the best chance for a par.