The Academy Course course was re-launched as a 9-hole course in the summer of 2016. Seven of the holes remain untouched from the original layout. The 9-hole course is a classic par 36 with two par 3’s, two par 5’s and five par 4’s. The Academy Course course offers a variety of tee boxes for all skill levels and is a popular choice for golfers looking for a quick round of golf.
The first hole at Lackabane is a great short par 4 which gives you a decision to make. Go for the green or layup, either way it’s a great change to start your round off with a birdie.
The second hole at Lackabane is a straight forward par 3 with a large bunker protecting the front of the green. Don’t miss it short!
A straight forward par 4 with a narrow fairway which slightly sweeps from right to left.
The first par 5 on the course is a tricky one with a waterway going right across the fairway. The green is protected by two bunkers on the right, so keep your approach shot left.
A difficult driving hole with a strategically placed bunker on the right and a water hazard stretching right across the fairway and runs right up along the left hand side of the green.
The 6th hole requires an accurate drive as the fairway is heavily tree lined. The fairway also has a dog leg to the left, so your drive on this hole is key to bagging yourself a par.
Don’t go right! This par 3 has trees going up the right-hand side of the hole. The green is well protected with a bunker to the right and a walled garden to the left. Accuracy is key on this hole.
The final par 5 on this course gives you a decision to make… will you carry the water or lay up? For those who can carry the water, getting home in two is achievable, but you second show must be a good one as the green is well protected.
The ninth hole has a dog leg to the right so position off the tee is important. When hitting your approach shot try and stay left as three large bunkers guard the right side of the green.