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Courses in West & Northwest

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Carne Golf Links (Belmullet)

Ireland's most westerly course, Carne is well worth a visit for golfers in this area of Ireland (County Mayo). Set in magnificent, unspoiled dunes, with views out to Blacksod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the elevated tees and plateau greens exploit this course's lovely natural setting. The last links course to be designed by the great Irish architect Eddie Hackett, this is considered by many to be his finest (opened 1995). The fairways rise and fall, the rough is deep, there are numerous blind shots, and the pot bunkers are challenging. In other words: links golf at its best.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes (limited).
Practice Facilities:
Practice area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire. Shorts are permitted.

Ballyliffin Golf Club - Glashedy Links

Located on the North coast of Ireland with views of the Atlantic and Inishowen Peninsula, the Glashedy Course at Ballyliffen was opened in 1995 and some say is destined to become one of Ireland's greatest. A different challenge from the Old Course, but nonetheless thrilling, the Glashedy Course was built on the same vast duneland, surrounded by rolling hills and bordered by the Atlantic. This stunning golf course is a must for any golfers visiting the North of Ireland.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golfing attire.

County Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point)

Now considered to be one of the top links courses in Ireland, County Sligo (better known as Rosses Point, the peninsula that it sits on) is host to a number of competitions, including the West of Ireland Championships and Internationals. Set in an elevated position on cliffs above three large beaches, the prevailing winds provide an additional challenge. Opened in 1894 as a 9-hole course, County Sligo was extended to 18 holes in 1931 by Harry S. Colt. Golf Digest recently rated this course as the 6th best course in the country.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Links Golf).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Practice area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golfing attire. Tailored shorts only. No sleeveless shirts or sports tops.

Connemara Golf links (Ballyconneely)

Intoxicating sea air and breathtaking scenery characterise the Eddie Hackett and Tom Craddock designed Connemara Golf Links (founded 1969). With the Twelve Bens mountains as a backdrop and the Atlantic on three sides, this is one of the most splendid settings imaginable for a golf course. Although located on one of Ireland's most westerly tips, make no mistake, this golf course is well worth the journey.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range and putting green.
Dress Code:
No denims. Tailored shorts only.

Enniscrone Golf Club

In a magnificent situation with breathtaking views of mountain, sea and rolling countryside, this course offers some unforgettable golf. It was host to the West of Ireland championship and the Ladies Irish Close in 1997. It offers an exciting challenge among its splendid sand hills; a particular favourite is the tenth hole, which has a marvellous view from the elevated tee and the chance of a birdie with an accurate drive.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Rosapenna Golf Club - Old Course

Like Lahinch, Rosapenna Golf Club has a long history. Unlike Lahinch, Rosapenna is not nearly as well known — perhaps due to its somewhat remote location here in northern Donegal. For golfers who don't like lining up for a tee time, this is a good thing. Old Tom Morris laid out the original 18 holes in 1893. Shortly after the turn of the last century, fellow British Open champions Harry Vardon and James Braid increased the bunkering and added length to the old links. Today it measures 6,514 yards from the back tees. Rosapenna's first ten holes run between the Atlantic and the nearby dunes, while the final eight are inland and on higher ground, affording stunning vistas of the ocean. After golf, comfortable accommodations and fine dining are available at Rosapenna's four-star hotel overlooking Sheephaven Bay.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Westport Golf Club

Westport Golf Club is set in 260 acres of rolling parkland and is rated as one of the top parkland courses in Ireland. Situated in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain, amidst some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable, Westport Golf Club has a well-earned reputation for its hospitality, warmth and friendliness to visitors. With wonderful views of the 365 islands of Clew Bay, this is glorious golf terrain. The 15th is especially memorable, driving from the tee over an inlet of Clew Bay.

Caddies Available:
No.
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate attire. No denims.

Portsalon Golf Club

This lovely, unpretentious course offers a good test of golf. First opened in 1891, Portsalon is one of the nine founder members of the Golfing Union of Ireland. Before it was remodeled in 2000, the links at Portsalon Golf Club was considered a throwback to the 19th Century and a bit quirky. Today, it's considered one of Ireland's best kept secrets. Architect Pat Ruddy has done a masterful job with this historic links, improving its playability while retaining its charm and character. The course runs alongside the beautiful beach of Ballymastocker Bay and features sensational views of nearby Lough Swilly and the Knockalla Mountains. Typical of a links layout, most of the holes at Portsalon weave their way through tall, grass-covered sand dunes. The bunkers are numerous and the rough is often deep. This area (northern part of County Donegal), by the way, is one of the windiest in Europe so pick your tees wisely. From the championship markers, Portsalon measures just under 7,100 yards.

Caddies Available:
No.
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Putting green only.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Rosapenna Golf Club - Sandy Hills

Instead of running alongside the beautiful dunes near the beach like Rosapenna's Old Course, the resort's new course — Sandy Hills — heads straight through them. Opened in 2003 and designed by Pat Ruddy, Sandy Links was clearly built with a big-time championship in mind. Yet while it is traditional in appearance, it's much more American in style. The fairways look narrow from the tee but are actually quite wide. The well-bunkered greens are large as well, but most are elevated — which will negate the bump-and-run shot so often used on links courses. What else is traditional is the deepness of the rough and bunkers and the strong winds that blow off the water. And all three can make this lovely layout play even longer than its 7,155-yard championship-tee yardage. Fortunately, there are several tees to choose from.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golfing attire.

Ballyliffin Golf Club - Old Course

Founded in 1947, this is Ireland's most northerly course. Faldo described it as the most natural golf course he had ever played; "an undiscovered masterpiece, the Royal Dornoch of Ireland". Constant pressure on the course and clubhouse by locals and visitors led to the creation of the sister course the Glashedy. Glashedy played host to the Irish Seniors Open in 2006. Both courses are well worth a visit.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golfing attire.

Bearna Golf Club

Located just 10 minutes west of Galway City, Bearna Golf Club is an R.J. Browne design that opened in 1996. Built in a rare marshy area, Bearna is a moorland-style layout that measures 6,752 yards from the championship tees. Because of its location, the course has water on 13 of the 18 holes and it is known for its excellent condition. Rather than tall dunes and deep rough, Bearna features large clumps of golf ball-gobbling gorse and heather. The greens here are also some of the biggest in this part of western Ireland. From the golf course, players get gorgeous views of the Claire Hills, an ancient rocky area called The Burren, and the Aran Islands out in Galway Bay.

Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)

A mighty challenge and a majestic links, Donegal Golf Club has the longest course in Ireland. The 12th and 16th have been described as 'a reasonable train journey' from the back tees! Located in the scenic north-west of the country, this great Eddie Hackett designed links course is well worth a visit. Set in isolated splendour, the course has panoramic views across the bay and on to the Bluestack Mountains. The course is also known as "Murvagh" because of the peninsula that it sits on.

Caddies Available:
Yes (July & August only, book in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

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