“I had such a great time playing golf in Ireland that I have been coming back ever since”
Ireland is an amazing place for golfers and offers some of the most beautifully situated links courses in the world. Sligo ranks highly in this regard and boasts a number of welcoming golf courses, including links course. Links golf courses are the oldest style of golf course and are usually beside the coast and incorporating undulating hills, sand banks and good firm turf.
Ireland boasts a third of the word’s links courses. Naturally, the wind swept coastline and the rugged natural conditions of the Wild Atlantic Way is home to many amazing links golf courses. Sligo is proud to have a number of challenging and stunning links courses with dramatic breath-taking seascape backdrops.
Enniscrone Golf Club (The Dunes course), County Sligo
“I challenge anybody to name holes, including those at Ballybunion, where the dunes are more of a feature than at Enniscrone… When you go into ground like that; there is a feeling of grandeur.” – British golf course architect Donald Steel in Links Magazine.
The scenery at Enniscrone course is incredible. Situated on the Mayo/Sligo border and hugging the broad Atlantic with the Ox mountains to the rear, this is an outstandingly beautiful place. The golf is pretty awesome too. Twelve of the 18 holes wind through some of the tallest, wildest dunes on the coast. Unsurprisingly, the two-time Masters Champion, Bernhard Langer stopped off to practice his game in Sligo and ended up staying for a week at Enniscrone. Don’t miss the challenge of the legendary 17th hole at the Dunes, Enniscrone which proves testing to even the most hardy golfer.
The County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point, County Sligo
“A tremendous test for the highest quality player and great fun for the modest competitor, Rosses Point stands at the very top of the list of Irish courses.” Peter Alliss, Professional golfer, television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer.
Rosses Point, The County Sligo Golf Club lies amid a particularly spectacular setting on the Atlantic coastline just a few miles North of Sligo town. Benbulben Mountain and the hill of Knocknarea provide the backdrop to this renowned golf course. Enjoy the scenic views of five counties from the third tee. Open to visitors seven days a week, all year round. This course also has floodlit driving range. The seventh hole is a tough one, long with a cross-cutting creek 10 yards short of the green and provides an extra challenge.
Strandhill Hill Golf Club Strandhill Sligo.
Situated just 5 miles west of Sligo town in the picturesque sea side village of Strandhill, this enticing is an 18 hole links course of undulating fair-ways and unforgiving short cuts. that never ceases to surprise and delight. Nestled under the majestic Knocknarea, this 5,675 meter, par 70 course is a joy to play and a delight to behold. Check out the views on a short video here http://www.strandhillgolfclub.com/, and we guarantee you will be walking the course before long.
Ireland can take its place proudly as one of the leaders in golf course management and innovation. Sligo is amongst the jewels in that particular crown. It is the perfect place for a golfing break, providing scenery, good accommodation, delicious food and entertainment and mostly… great golf. Your hotel will be happy to organise bookings for you and can provide all information on green fees, opening times etc. Alternatively, you can contact any of the golf club websites directly.