County Longford is one of the smallest counties in Ireland and it is also one of the most sparsely populated -- by humans, that is. There are more than three times as many cows as there are people in Longford. Lough Ree, the second largest lake on the River Shannon, forms the county's western boundary, contributing a landscape of lakeland and bogland. The northern part of the country is hillier, forming part of the drumlin belt that stretches across the Irish midland, while the low-lying south provides excellent farmland and also the ideal terrain for a golf course. County Longford Golf Club may be the only course in the county, but its challenges and beautiful scenery meet every golfer's needs. The club was founded in 1894 but the course was redesigned in 2005. The layout was updated to make it more challenging, but the mature trees that cover the course remained untouched. There is a stream that runs through the course, coming into play on several holes. The signature hole, the 13th, is especially known for its interesting water feature.