The Northwest of Ireland has emerged from the shadow of the Southwest to offer a Links Golf Trip to rival that of its closest neighbours
No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to The Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast. Play County Sligo, Carne, Enniscrone, Donegal, Nairn and Portnoo and Rosapenna (St Patrcks Links) on a Golfing Trip that compares to anything the other Irish and UK regions have to offer. With world renowned architects such as Doak and Hanse building new and upgrading ancient links, you are in for a real treat. Stay in two of Ireland's most loved places in Sligo and Donegal and you are in for a cultural experience that will live long in the memory. This is a must visit for any trip to Ireland.
Play County Sligo
Arrive in Shannon or Dublin Airport and either collect your car hire vehicle or be greeted by your Lyons Links Driver. Transfer to County Sligo Golf Club home of the West of Ireland Championship. Former winners include Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington. Stay in a Four Star Hotel in the thriving town of Sligo
Travel due West for Bellmullet and the remote but heavenly created Carne Golf Club. A natural links on the road less travelled that meets with unanimous acclaim by Irish golfers. Carne's international stock continues to rise with increasing numbers making the pilgrimage to see what all the fuss is about. A trip to Bellmullet never fails to impress any of our clients.
Enjoy a cooked breakfast before saying goodbye to Sligo town. Travel south to take on the beast that is Enniscrone. By any standards, this is a World Class Links and regarded by many as one of the best golf courses in Ireland. Enniscrone is simply spectacular and often proves to be a visitor's favourite when reviewing their trip. Transfer to Donegal for agood quality four star accommodation after golf.
Play Donegal Gc (Murvagh)
Donegal Golf Course is a links course built on a promontory of 182 acres. The course, built on land of geological significance, was inhabited in past centuries, and the earliest of Irish maps indicate this. The course is a magnificent Championship links, a par 73 for both men and women, stretching over 7400 yards from the tips.
Play Narin and Portnoo
Another World famous architect drawn to the Wild Atlantic Way is Gil Hanse. Hanse did a redesign in 2018 and "links afficiendos" have been universal in their praise. At Narin & Portnoo Links, you are –with each step and shot– treading through an extraordinary story, and as custodians of this natural golf links it makes your visit truly memorable. Golf has been played on the links since 1905. After golf travel to the Hotel and Rosapenna
St Patricks Links (Rosapenna)
The latest additon to the Rosapenna collection (there are two other great links there and excellent accommodation), this Tom Doak design has been healded as a masterpiece by all and sundry. No wonder. A landscape that was created for links golf with one of the World's Top architects putting the finishing touches to it. A must play. Indeed a stay at Rosapenna may well be worth considering when visiting the Northwest.
Play Ballyliffin Glashedy
No trip to the Northwest of Ireland would be complete without a trip to Ballyliffin. Two super links are set to host "The Amateur" (British Amateur) championship in 2024. The Old Tom Morris Course is superb with its undulting fairways while the Glashedy is a beast of a Championship Links designed by Mr Pat Ruddy of the European Club. The Glashedy course comfortably rubs shoulders with the best links in the planet.
Choice of Hotels
Sligo, the home of WB Yeats and the landmark Benbulben has several high-quality four-star hotels. City centre and country hotels give clients a distinct choice. Harveys Point and Lough Eske Castle are very good quality hotels in Donegal while Rosapenna Resort Hotel is perfect for golf right up on the North Coast od Donegal. There are so many other options for golf in Donegal if you have the time it would be worth extending your trip to 10 days. Port Salon in particular is magnificent.