The spectacular Concra Wood golf course near the Ulster border town of Castleblayney is ready to roll out the red carpet for some of the brightest golfing talent in Europe - by staging a PGA Europro Tour event between July 9 and 13.
Designed in a joint venture by Irish golfing legends Christy O’Connor Snr and his nephew Christy Jr, the course was opened in July 2008 and has quickly gained a strong reputation with its peninsular location overlooking Lough Muckno - close to the N2 and just one hour from both Belfast and Dublin.
It measures more than 7,300 yards and plays to a par of 72 with Simon Thornton holding the course record of 68 set in 2010.
Concra Wood was ranked the 38th best course in the Ireland by Golf Digest and was recently named Ulster’s 2012 hidden gem
The PGA Europro Tour is a partnership between the Professional Golfers’ Association and Matchroom Sport and is recognised as the UK’s leading golf developmental Tour with players of the calibre of Louis Oosthuizen, Ross Fisher, Marc Warren and Richard Finch having competed on it.
More than 160 players will compete in the three-day tournament, preceded by a pro-am. All events are televised on Sky.