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Hole 1- Par 4

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432 Yards, Par 4
Royal Portrush No. 1
The first hole of the McCullough's Emerald Golf Links was inspired by the first hole at Royal Portrush. Set up perfectly for a starting hole, the fairway bunker is on the left side, rather than the right where the average golfer tends to hit the ball, especially on the first tee. The right side of the hole has a fairway to the right of the green, making for an easier approach. The original hole at Royal Portrush has a greenside sand bunker smack in front of the green. We felt this was a little too difficult for a first hole, so McCullough's features a bunker of grass instead of sand. The putting surface is rather simple, without the more severe contours that the golfer will experience on other holes, giving a good opportunity to warm up for the round.