Quality ahead of quantity on a nine-hole gem fit for a king

Looking through this country’s rich history of achievement, nine-hole facilities loom large.

Dermot Gilleece

On easing out of the driveway to Borris Golf Club, one’s eye-line is dominated by the magnificent 16-arch viaduct which was once a key element of a 48-mile rail link to Wexford Town. And while this 19th century marvel remains no more than a relic of past glories, the club retains a treasured place in the Irish game.