Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Westport - An Irish Golfer's Paradise
Carne Golf Links, Belmullet, Co Mayo
Carne Golf Links lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near Bulmullet Co Mayo in the West of Ireland. Carne was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hacketts and is now believed by many who have played it, to be his greatest challenge.
Originally a 9 Hole course, in 1970 Eddie Hackett began design of 18 hole couse which opened 4 years later. In 1999, Donald Steele began work on a 9 hole extension. In 2001, the Dunes 18 hole Championship course and the 9 hole Scurmore course opened, in addition to the refurbished new Clubhouse.
County Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point), Rosses Point, Co Sligo
Sligo Golf Club is one of the oldest and best known Championship links courses in Ireland. Established in 1894 its located on the now famous narrow finger of land jutting defiantly out into the Atlantic Ocean. With water on three sides, this is a glorious piece of land in a stunning setting, ideally suited to a links course.
Connemara Golf Links, Ballyconneely, Clifden, Co. Galway
Nestled between the scenic splendor of the 12 Bens Mountain range and the rugged Atlantic Ocean, lies Connemara Golf Links. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, which has been acknowledged as the “equal to any in the world,” Connemara is an enduring monument to its designer, Eddie Hackett.
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