Padraig Harrington Names Two Kerry Golf Courses Among His Irish Favourites

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PADRAIG Harrington has named two Kerry courses among his Top 5 in Ireland, but Rory McIlroy didn’t include any when asked for his choices, according to a story in the International edition of the New York Times yesterday.

Speaking before the Irish Open which begins tomorrow, Padraig Harrington, the two-time British Open champion, was asked to name his top five courses and gave seven instead. But he did distinguish a Big Three that separate themselves from the rest.

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1) Royal Portrush

1a) Portmarnock 

3) Ballybunion — “It’s traditional links golf at its best. It’s funky, and all sorts of crazy things can happen, but I love it.”

4) Waterville — “It gets a little complicated after my Big Three. Waterville is stunning. Lovely views of mountain ranges and the Atlantic Ocean. All you need to know about the layout is the first hole is named ‘Last Easy.’”

5) Royal County Down

He also mentioned Doonbeg and European Club.

Rory McIlroy’s top five were;

1) Royal County Down

2) Royal Portrush 

3) Portmarnock 

4) European Club

5) K Club 

Maybe he should spend more time down here on our great courses.

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