Course of the Month

April 2017

Erry, Ireland Ireland

Erry Pitch and Putt Club was founded in 1994 when the former Clara Pitch & Putt Club was disbanded (and reformed as Erry). Pitch and Putt has been in the town of Clara since 1965.  Clara Pitch and Putt was originally at the rear of the Presbyterian Church.  It was in 1968 that development commenced at their new course on the New Road, Clara.  New Road (the road linking Clara and Rahan) is still the home of Erry Pitch and Putt club today. 

The teeshot on the uphill opening hole must clear one of the grass mounds, which are a feature of this rural course.  The 3rd plays 47 metres downhill to a small round green.  The 60 metre sixth is situated towards the far end of the layout away from the road.  The small 7th green is partly hidden from the tee box.  The 9th hole is considered the toughest on the course.  Flanked by two sand bunkers, the green is set into a little hill. The 46 metre 13th plays steeply downhill.  The short 16th is felt to be the easiest assignment.  Players must climb around fifteen stone steps to board the 18th tee before facing a 56 metre shot uphill over a mound to a green near the clubhouse.

Former Irish Strokeplay champion William Buckley holds the Erry course record with 39, which he shot in July 2001. Over its proud history Erry has produced many champion players at all levels as well as some fine administrators of Pitch and Putt.