West of Ireland Golf Courses

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Ballyliffin Glashedy Links
Par  - 72     Length - 7135 yds
Two outstanding, contrasting links courses and 36 wonderful holes make up Ballyliffin Golf Club. The Old Links undulates in the glory of its natural terrain, presenting an immensely enjoyable challenge to every golfer. The new Glashedy Links is fashioned around the incredible dunes, and is already notorious for its peat riveted bunkers and its opening three challenging par fours. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links courses will not easily be forgotten.


Carne Links
Par  - 72     Length - 6690 yds
Carne was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and is now believed by many who have played there to be his greatest challenge. Carne lies in the splendid sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay, the legendary Inis Geidhe and Inis Gluaire islands and dramatic Achill. Affording little disturbance to the natural and unspoilt environment that surrounds it, Carne is "everything you could ever ask for from the 1st tee to the 18th green", - James W. Finnegan - 'Emerald Fairways and Foam Flecked Seas'.


Connemara Links
Par  - 72     Length - 7229 yds
At the Edge of Europe on the wild Atlantic coast lies a links course that is a challenge to all who play her. Nestled between the mountains and the sea in the West of Ireland, the Connemara Championship Golf Links is an exhilarating golfing experience. This awesomely picturesque 72 par course with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean was designed by Eddie Hackett and measures over 7,000 yards. Wind and rainbows are the specialty of the house at this 27 hole course which was started in 1973.

County Sligo Rosses Point Links
Par  - 72     Length - 6641 yds
County Sligo Golf Club is one of Ireland's great Championship Links located on the Rosses Point peninsula, 6km from Sligo. Established in 1894, the original 9 hole course was laid out by George Combe, the founding secretary of the Golfing Union of Ireland. A decade later the course was extended to 18 holes by Captain Campbell. The present Championship links was designed in 1927 by the famous golfing architect, Harry S. Colt, with a variety of holes to create a test for the very best golfers. Over the years legendary players such as Walter Hagen, Bobby Locke, Henry Cotton, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and Darren Clarke have made the pilgrimage to this classic course that lies under the imposing shadow of Ben Bulben. " Rosses Point is one of our best links courses and is one we highly recommend as a must play course.


Donegal Murvagh Links
Par  - 70     Length - 7280 yds
Lying in the bosom of Donegal Bay, this superb links occupies an elegant peninsula which is backed by the magnificent Blue Stack Mountains. "Hauntingly beautiful and an excellent test of Golf", is how Peter Dobereiner of the English Observer described it. The course is presented in two loops of nine where the fairways wend their way by the Atlantic dunes and the sage-green grasses of the bay. The course suits big hitters of the ball as the ever-present ocean breezes ensure that it plays long and challenging most of the time. The par 3 fifth is called "The Valley of Tears", and it has proved just that for the golfer short on skill and nerve.


Rosapenna Sandy Hills
Par  - 72     Length - 7005 yds
Each hole was caressed into life with loving artistry to challenge the skills of the modern day golfer and bombard their senses with a succession of majestic picture postcard scenes into which they are invited to play. Mountain, ocean, sky and dunes have been commingled in a blaze of hues and tones to present a stunningly lovely, living canvass and a true golfing experience. Thus, as golf enters its third century at Rosapenna, golfers from around the world are set for an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy and study links golf at its best, the traditional and the new, 36 Championship holes, in one location.

Enniscrone Links
Par  - 70     Length - 6884 yds
Another of Ireland's great west coast links where the sound of the Atlantic surf in Killala Bay is a steadfast accompaniment to the golf round. Eddie Hackett designed the course and has created a series of interesting holes which will encourage the use of a variation of clubs.
An enticing hole is the 10th, where the golfer meets a birdie opportunity from the scenic, elevated tee, yet the drive calls for an accurate hit and is not for the faint hearted. Venue of Irish Close Championship, 1993.


Ballyliffin Old Links
Par  - 72     Length - 6612 yds
Two outstanding, contrasting links courses and 36 wonderful holes make up Ballyliffin Golf Club. The Old Links undulates in the glory of its natural terrain, presenting an immensely enjoyable challenge to every golfer. The new Glashedy Links is fashioned around the incredible dunes, and is already notorious for its peat riveted bunkers and its opening three challenging par fours. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links courses will not easily be forgotten.


Rosapenna Old Links
Par  - 70     Length - 6270 yds
In 1891, while a guest of Lord Leitrim at his nearby estate, Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews, a winner of four British Opens in the 1860ís, took a drive to enjoy the Donegal scenery. Morris was quick to see the golfing potential of this fine stretch of Donegal coast line and before returning to the home of golf he had staked-out the first Rosapenna Links, incorporating wide rolling fairways amidst the undulating terrain and of course those delightful greens.

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