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Rosapenna - Sandy Hills

The Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna opened for play in June 2003 and has matured into one of Ireland's finest modern links courses. Where Old Tom settled for a course alongside the dunes, Pat Ruddy has gone straight through them from start to finish and created an awesome course that will test any golfer yet somehow still seduce those that cannot live with it. Each hole is spectacular, and the views across the Old Tom Morris Links toward the beautiful Sheephaven Bay will salve any wounds inflicted by this incredible golf course.

Rosapenna - Old Tom Morris

In September 2009, the new Strand Nine opened at Rosapenna to replace the original back nine, which played across the main road on a number of holes. These new links holes which are now placed as the front nine, are routed through the low lying dunes to the east of the Sandy Hills Links and are fashioned much like the original Old Tom Morris Valley nine that runs along the beautiful Tramore beach overlooking Sheephaven Bay which has now become the back nine. Laid out by Pat Ruddy of the European Club, these new links holes, which have striking views across Mulroy Bay, have matured to a condition that has seen them settle into the Old Tom Morris Links layout to provide a seamless connection between each nine.

Rosapenna - St. Patrick's Links

A sprawling links that is destined to become a modern great. It sits on the most magnificent piece of links land - huge scale, west coast of Ireland scenery, with enough variety in dimension to present a real diversity of golf holes. The routing takes golfers on a journey through huge dunes, to high above Sheephaven Bay, along the coast, then back over some more gentle dunes... and that's just the front nine! With plenty of width and an eclectic mix of naturalized bunkers, the course is unlike anything in the UK & Ireland... or anywhere else for that matter.


Golf has been played on the Portsalon links since the 1880s. The club was one of the founder members of the Golfing Union of Ireland, the oldest golfing union in the world. Originally designed by Charles Thompson of Portrush, the layout has evolved over decades, with significant changes being undertaken under the guidance of Pat Ruddy in 2000. Currently ranked in the top 25 courses in Ireland by Golf Digest, Portsalon continues to progress, with the 2014 Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley, guiding further improvements. Nestled under the Knockalla mountains and stretching along the magnificent Ballymastocker beach, a true test of links golf presents itself. Above all, a warm welcome awaits you. Be part of it and experience Portsalon!

Narin & Portnoo Links

You will soon find out that Narin and Portnoo Golf Club is as stimulating, exciting, scenic, and especially enjoyable a golf course as you will ever have the good fortune to play. After a gentle start that allows you to get into the flow of the game, you arrive at Narin and Portnoo's 5th and begin a lengthy stretch of holes, all the way through the 17th, that are as much fun as any we have played in Ireland. Terrifically old-fashioned and natural, Narin and Portnoo Golf Club is links golf as it was meant to be.


Enniscrone is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses and offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course. The Dunes is one of Ireland's top-ranked championship links courses; voted "Best in Connacht" by Golfer's Guide to Ireland; repeatedly a top-15 links course in Golf Digest's review of Irish golf courses and a perennial Top-100 UK course from Golf World. A "must play" as described by American golf novelist Tom Coyne.


Carne in North Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near the town of Belmullet. Discover Erris in North Mayo, an area that is famed the world over for its golf course and white sandy Atlantic beaches that stretch for miles, its bountiful wildlife, and warm welcome. Carne Golf Links was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many who have played it to be his greatest design.

Co. Sligo

This world-famous golf course in Rosses Point offers an excellent challenge. The traditional links layout, designed by Harry Colt, utilizes the natural contours of the dune-covered landscape rather than moving large amounts of earth during its design. The end result is a course filled with dramatic undulations, elevated tees, and raised plateau greens.


Donegal Golf Club, located on the Murvagh peninsula in South Donegal, welcomes you to a unique golfing experience. The course was originally designed by Eddie Hackett, a legend of Irish golf course architecture, and is often called the Muirfield of Ireland. Over the years, the course has been re-molded by the "Master of Links Design" Pat Ruddy, with Pat still dropping by to lend his expertise to the club and help us continuously evolve. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Donegal Bay, and a designated Special Area of Conservation, it is one of the longest golf courses in Europe, measuring a massive 7,453 yards from the championship tees.


Harvey's Point

Harvey's Point is a four-star luxury Donegal Hotel set in the idyllic surroundings of Laugh Eske with the Bluestack Mountains in the background. With breath-taking scenery at every turn, we invite you to relax in the ambient surroundings while enjoying our famous Donegal Hospitality. Whether you want to unwind and do another or plan to explore Donegal, Harvey's Point is the perfect base to enjoy it all.

Mount Falcon Estate

Famous for luxurious accommodation and award-winning food, Mount Falcon Estate offers rest and relaxation in many forms: learn to fish on our Estate Lake, catch the elusive wild Atlantic Salmon on our private stretch of the River Moy, take flight with our Falcons, walk with our Hawks and learn about the nature of the wise Owls, take aim with archery or hit a flying target on our Clay Shooting Range, fine-tune your drive on the 9 bay golf driving range, walks & cycles on 3 km of forest trails or meet our gardener and his busy bees in the Kitchen-garden. There's so much to experience on our 100-acre Estate...

Grand Malahide

The iconic four-star Grand Hotel Dublin in the heart of Malahide is a unique seaside retreat while also being convenient to the attractions of Dublin City Center, just 15 minutes from Dublin International Airport and 5 minutes from the M50/M1 motorways. Featuring 203 luxurious bedrooms decorated in a contemporary yet classic style with many boasting stunning sea views. Experience dining at Coast, the Grand Hotel's seafront restaurant, showcasing the very best of fresh, local produce. Also available for relaxed dining is the recently refurbished Matt Ryan Bar, ideal for catching up with friends and family.

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort

Located on the edge of the picturesque Sheephaven Bay, Rosapenna is the proud home to two of the finest links in the world. The Old Tom Morris Links was designed by Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews in 1893, and a modern great in the Sandy Hills Links laid out by Pat Ruddy of The European Club fame and open for play since 2003. With a luxury hotel on site, Rosapenna is the perfect venue for a golfing break or just a quiet getaway in this beautiful corner of Donegal.

Ballyliffin Town House

The multi-award-winning Ballyliffin TownHouse Boutique Hotel is ideally situated on the Majestic Wild Atlantic Way, close to Malin Head, Fanad Head & Slieve League. With views overlooking Pollan Bay & Malin Head, this is the hideaway you have been searching for. Peace, luxury, you-time, relaxation, quietness are just a few of the extras that you won't be charged for. We are a short drive to Dunree Head & many other rugged signature/discovery points.

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