Birr Golf Club was carefully carved from mature woodlands. It tumbles across ridges, hills, and hollows, presenting an inland equivalent to the famous links courses along the coast. While it has some links elements, it is definitely a parkland course. The post-glacial landscape of the course is strewn with glens and eskers, providing a unique terrain that is ideally suited for golf. The beautiful, tree-lined fairways naturally sweep towards the fast, undulating, and well-manicured greens. This golf course begins with a trio of tricky holes. The par-4 first hole is a good example of the putting challenges to come, requiring a well-judged pitch to an elevated green. The green on the second hole slopes severely from back right to front left and the third hole also has a wildly undulating green. It is the first three holes on the back nine though, that are considered the best on the course. Birr Golf Club's 10th hole is one of the layout's most attractive holes. It is a short but demanding hole that runs alongside the clubhouse through a tree-lined fairway.