Clandeboye Golf Club (Ava Course)
The shorter Ava course is a complete contrast to the Dufferin course, being a mere 5,741 yards, and often mistakenly called “the wee course”.
William R. Robinson’s original second nine, south of the clubhouse, was retained and additional holes added with as little disturbance as possible to the natural landscape. It demands extreme accuracy off the tee and is a true examination of a player’s game. Narrow fairways, established trees, gorse, heather, rock close to the surface and all the other hazards of an unspoilt natural landscape make it a tough and varied course, presenting a challenge of subtlety rather than length.