No. 5 – Devil's Elbow

  • The Irish
    Par 5
    Handicap: 14
    • 570
    • 517
    • 501
    • 477
    • 430

How to Play This Hole

The best options on this target hole are to stay left off the tee, then lay up short of the creek with your second shot. The shot leaves less than 160 yards to the flag and avoids a narrow opening to the green as well as uneven lies found across the creek. Long bunker shots await those who foolishly attempt to cut through the left side to reach the green in two shots.

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. 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.

  • 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.