This itinerary is based in the rugged north western part of Ireland. This region is home to some of Ireland’s most stunning links courses from Rosapenna in County Donegal to Enniscrone in County Sligo each with its own individual challenges representing the character and topography of its location. You will also play Ballyliffin which hosted the 2018 Irish Open.
3.Sligo Rosses Point
PAR: Men 71/ Women 72 - LENGTH 6,706 YARDS
Carne Golf Links, amid the massive dunes and the most glorious backdrop of the wild Atlantic Ocean fits perfectly into the unspoiled beauty that encompasses it. The last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and is believed by many to be his greatest. Carne is now ranted as the 10th best course in Ireland and among the Top 50 in Britain and Ireland. Carne Golf Links ensures that you play a game of golf that is both memorable and rejuvenating.
PAR 73/ LENGTH: 7,029 YARDS
Enniscrone Golf Club on beautiful west coast of Ireland affords breath-taking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and sandy beaches with the Ox Mountains forming the backdrop. The Dunes Championship Links Course is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links courses with unpredictable ocean winds one of the many challenges to surmount when playing Enniscrone.
PAR: Men 71/ Ladies 74 - LENGTH: 7,259 YARDS
Situated perfectly on a headland at the foot of Benbulben Mountain on the stunning Wild Atlantic Way Rosses Point offers panoramic views of both mountain and sea. The traditional links layout, designed by Harry Colt, utilizes the natural contours of the dune-covered landscape, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s great links courses.
PAR 73 - LENGTH 7,400 YARDS
Donegal Golf Club, better know as Murvagh is often referred to as the ‘Muirfield of Ireland’ which is certainly owed to its two elongated loops of nine holes. Spanning 7,200 yards it is one of the longest golf courses in Ireland and Europe offering tranquillity, beauty, and a real challenge not to be missed.
PAR: Men 72/Ladies 74 - LENGTH: 7,486 YARDS
Home to two outstanding, contrasting links courses on the Atlantic edge of the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal. The Glashedy course was designed by Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock fashioned around incredible dunes and is rated amongst the best links tracks in the world. The Old Course has many superb holes with challenging fairways in the glory of its natural terrain. In the words of Rory McIlroy ‘Ballyliffin’s two courses are a must play on any golf trip to Ireland.’
PAR: Men 71/Ladies 74 - LENGTH: 6,767 YARDS
Rosapenna Golf Club was founded in 1893 and runs between the ocean and the dunes in what is known locally as “The Valley”, taking advantage of the natural terrain it provides a classic links golf challenge. In 2003 Rosapenna opened the second course the Sandy Hills Links designed by Pat Ruddy. Both the Old Tom Morris Links and Sandy Hills Links are ranked in the Top 50 of Golf Digest Ireland’s Top 100 Courses. Each course offers their own unique and tantalising challenges making it a ‘must’ course to visit while in Ireland.