Sligo Golf ClubDirectly across the bay is Co Sligo Golf Club , approved a world renowned course and ancestral home of the West of Ireland Championship, and one of those courses that must be played to be believed. A favoured venue of Padraig Harrington during his amateur years, Co Sligo saw Padraig compete and win the West of Ireland Championship on numerous occasions. This course comprises two courses the first is the Championship course and the second is taxing nine – hole course known as the ‘Bomore Course’.
The Championship course was developed in 1894 and the championship course as it stands was designed by the great Harry Colt in1927 this is one of Ireland’s great championship links. The club has hosted most of Ireland’s major championships in its long and venerable history. Three large beaches beneath the cliffs keep the Atlantic Ocean at bay. Benbulben Mountain competes with the ocean for scenic splendor on the land side.
The wind from the sea is a constant factor but the 3rd, 5th, 10th and 14th holes have very satisfying downhill drives to compensate.
Enniscrone Golf ClubSituated beside the picturesque seaside town of Enniscrone (also spelt as Inniscrone), the golf course affords panoramic views of Killala Bay, Bartra Island and sandy beaches with Nephin and the Ox Mountains forming the backdrop.
Founded in 1918, redesigned by Eddie Hackett in 1974 and by Donald Steel in 2001, this Irish championship course is one of Ireland’s finest authentic golf links. Apart from the championship links known as The Dunes, there is also the splendid 9 hole Scurmore course.
Bundoran Golf ClubPresenting a challenging par 70, this fine golf course on the Leitrim/Donegal/Sligo border sweeps along the rugged and picturesque Donegal Bay coastline with a mixture of dunes and undulating terrain make up a challenging 18 holes. With endless views of the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the magnificent Dartry Mountains to the east, you are blessed with 360 degree superb panoramic views no matter what Hole you are playing.
Donegal Golf ClubDonegal Golf Club at Murvagh, Co Donegal is an outstanding links golf course. Designed by the legendary course architect, Eddie Hackett (who also designed Strandhill and Enniscrone) it is continually featured in Golf World’s Top 100 courses in Ireland and Great Britain.
Ballymote Golf Course is a little gem hidden between the Curlew Mountains and Ballymote Town. This is a parkland course that is particularly challenging because of the hilly terrain and the multitude of trees. There are spectacular views of local scenery- the first green looks towards the Caves of Keash. A nine-hole course, it has wide fairways and beautifully manicured greens.
Two of the holes were designed by Eddie Hacket and the famous Mel Flanagan from Longford. The renowned Island Green Hole (No 17) at the multi-million pound Druid’s Glen Golf Course is matched by Ballymote’s own Island Green hole. This signature hole (No 7) is set into Ballinacarrow Lake, and as the name suggests, is surrounded by water.