Just five kilometres from Limerick city and a mere 27k from Shannon Airport lies one of best Pitch and Putt courses in Munster, Ireland.
Opposite Brownes Pub in the heart of Parteen village is Parteen Pitch and Putt club.
Host venue in the past to the Irish Gent's, Irish Ladies and National Juvenile Strokeplay championships as well as the National Matchplay championships, Parteen gets off to an interesting start. The downhill 1st is an immediate challenge. The Index 7 opening hole measures just 34 metres but the pitch to a small green needs to fly over a high strategically placed mound. The teeshot on the 13th must carry a tall tree. The green on the Index One 17th sits atop a ridge and a copse of trees guards the right hand approach to the target. The uphill 18th is notorious. It's essential not to pitch short and the sloping green features some subtle breaks. Many grass banks, but not too many bunkers, dot this fine tree-lined layout, which also features some attractive flower beds.
Founded in 1979, this championship Pitch and Putt test is open to the public all year round. Green fees are just €6.00 for the treat to play this Pitch and Putt gem, which adjoins the Shannon, Ireland's longest river.
One of Ireland's more progressive clubs, Parteen has produced many fine players and notable administrators while the P.P.U.I. has bestowed a number of Club Development Awards over the years.