Co Louth postpones meeting on proposed course changes

Baltray Co Louth golf club

Brian Keogh

County Louth Golf Club has decided to postpone a member information evening scheduled for a Drogheda hotel on May 31 due to opposition to a draft proposal to renovate the course.

The golf course architect firm of Mackenzie & Ebert was asked by the club to look at the course and they have proposed layout changes that would see the current par-three 17th replaced by a new hole and the routing changed.

The Management Committee has engaged with selected focus groups including Ladies, Gents, Junior Committees, Club Trustees, Presidents, Ladies and Gents Senior Cup panels and decided to hold fire on the proposed meeting with Martin Ebert originally scheduled for next week.

It would be fair to say that many elements of the club membership where unhappy with some of the proposed changes, particularly the option to replace the current par-three 17th.

Links courses are constantly evolving and County Louth is no different. While there is an alternative green, but no tee, at the 17th, created by Danish architect Philip Spogárd, members have asked the club to look at it again before making further changes to the course.