Donaghadee Golf Club

Below, Club Professional Gordon Drew provides an update on the facility and how our members are finding even just a few rounds on the Practice Academy makes such a difference to your overall game! As a PGA Professional and golf instructor, the development of the new Practice Academy at Donaghadee was warmly welcomed. Over half the shots you play in 18 holes are from within 100 yards of the flag. So it makes sense that at least half your practice time should be devoted to sharpening these short-game skills.

The Practice Academy has proved popular with the Ladies Section and our more 'senior' members of the Club; many of whom take short game lessons and enjoy playing the 9-hole Practice Academy course to improve their skills. Renowned golf course architect Howard Swan of Swan Golf Designs has cleverly incorporated excellent drainage into the design of the main pitching green, and with the superb synthetic tee areas, the Practice Academy will be open for play throughout the year.