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Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland, Senior British Open Championship 2004 host - one of the best links golf courses in the world.
Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland, Senior British Open Championship host - one of the best links golf courses in the world.

Royal Portrush Golf Club - 14th Hole

The signature hole par three 14th is the hole on the homeward stretch that will linger longest in the memory. Worryingly but justifiably called "Calamity Corner", the 14th hole measures 210 yards off the Championship tee and looking toward the green you will immediately know where the 14th got its name. It requires a long carry with a long iron or wood (that must not go right!) over a deep ravine in order to reach a green perched directly on a 100-foot precipice. Slice the ball and you will be guaranteed a double bogey as the ball succumbs to the call of gravity, bouncing and rolling on a seemingly endless journey, down a steep slope toward the Valley Course.

The name says it all - a hole for strength and courage. However when you play it, you will most certainly remember it!

Calamity Corner - Royal Portrush Golf Club's Signature hole!

Calamity Corner - Royal Portrush Gold Club's Signature hole!

View from the 14th tee

View from the 14th tee

View back to the 14th tee from the green

View back to the 14th tee from the green
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A sliced tee shot will end up down here!

A sliced tee shot will end up down here!

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