The Irish Course, is an inland grass-and-dune layout. It is a par-72 18 hole course that features 7,201 yards of golf from the longest tees. The course rating is 75.6 while the slope rating is 146. It was designed by Pete Dye, and opened in the year 2000. Having served as a PGA Championship host site, the Straits Course has more notoriety, but the Irish Course is rated more difficult to play as it is trouble-filled with forced carries, gnarly rough, ponds, streams and ravines, and waste bunkers — tremendous in size and number — which are minimally maintained to let the elements shape and reshape the course.