Course of the Month

December 2020

Skryne, Ireland Ireland

Stone walls, trees, hedges and even a ruined church form the backdrop to Skryne Pitch and Putt club, which is located in Ireland's Royal County, Meath.

The Pub (O'Connells) across the road from the course has witnessed many post-round inquests over the years!

Resplendent in its rural setting (some 14 km. from Navan and 37 km. from Dublin), Skyrne features small, mainly flat greens guarded by grassy banks. A regular winner of Pitch and Putt Ireland Development awards, Skryne has hosted Meath County championships and a very popular annual open tournament.

The tough 2nd hole requires a 60 metre downhill pitch adjacent to the boundary wall. No. 5 plays 37 metres downhill. The 14th is a 31 metre test to a green perched on a ledge at a corner of the course. Anything pitched slightly right here risks a significant fall below the green and a tough chip back. No less easy is the next - the 40 metre 15th. Hole 18 plays 48 metres uphill to a green that slopes from back left to front right.

Skyrne has produced many top-class players including Ollie Duane, Kathleen Geraghty and Sophie Farnan. Aidan O'Brien, Pitch and Putt Ireland President from 1992-1994, was a member of Skryne.

A memorial stone on the course honours the late Frank Swan, a co-founder and life member of Skryne.