Lough Owel, Ireland
Formed in 1995, Lough Owel Pitch and Putt course lies on the shores of Lough Owel in the Irish midlands. The design provides an exciting challenge for both the casual and accomplished player and for the whole family .
The challenging 18 hole championship course is located at Tullaghan, Mullingar,Co Westmeath. The scenic 25 acre site is situated only five minutes drive from Mullingar town centre and there is ample parking on the lake shore. The course is renowned as one of the longest, toughest and most challenging courses in Ireland while still conforming to PPUI course distance regulations.
David Corcoran is the course owner/operator. The club espouses care for the environment and the course, which was designed by Westmeath Pitch and Putt legend Chris Garry, boasts some beautiful flora.
Colloquially known as "the Monster", Lough Owel gets off to a relatively gentle start with the relatively flat 41 metre Index 18 1st. A quarry adjoins Lough Owel's second hole, which measures just 34 metres. "The Monster" really begins to bare its teeth on the 70 metre Index 1 fourth hole. The teeshot, which can play longer in the prevailing winds, must dice with trees right and left and with a grass bank guarding the green. More trees come into play on the second 70 metre shot in three holes - the 6th (Index 3), whose green slopes shrply from left to right..
The downhill teeshot on the 51 metre 12th must carry a grass bank. Tall trees guard the right and left sides. The green at the 60 metre 14th is scarcely visible behind trees. Whitethorn trees frame the fairway all the way down the 60 metres to the 15th green. The 51 metre pitch at the 16th must be threaded through a narrow gap in the foliage. Another huge tree forms the principal obstacle on the right of the 68 metre closing hole.
The club has now over 100 members and is still growing strongly.
Contact the course at 00 353 87 280 1350.