Year after year, the work goes on with Ruddy directing design improvements. Few golf courses have had such prolonged attention from their designers, with Donald Ross at Pinehurst being an obvious equivalent. The result is probably the best links of them all as, it is fitted precisely to the modern game and is never allowed to grow old. It benefits from the constant inputs of one of the most astute designers the game has seen. In 2018, it joined the ranks of Top-10 Irish courses at No. 6, making this course a “must-play” when in Ireland.