Par 73, yardage 6,783. County Louth Golf Club, or "Baltray" as it is better known, is situated four miles from the historic town of Drogheda at the mouth of the River Boyne. With the river to the south and the Irish Sea to the east, this is links golf at its very best. The Tom Simpson-designed course, frequently described as one of the country's "hidden gems", is rated in Golf Digest as one of the top 25 courses in Great Britain and Ireland and in the top 10 in Ireland. In 2004, it staged the Nissan Irish Open - one of the top events on the European Tour schedule. Sometimes a lion and other times a pussy cat, it provides competition for all handicaps. In today's language, it could well be described as "user-friendly".