Co. Sligo

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An old and timeless links that sits out at the end of Rosses Point, commanding sensational views over Drumcliff and Sligo bays, distant mountains and, most dominant of all, Benbulbin – the flat-topped mountain creates a daunting backdrop to the 9th and 10th holes.And if the setting is majestic, then so too is the golf course. Laid out over a dunescape of contrasting rhythms, this is where the acclaimed Harry Colt created 18 intriguingly individual holes. Indeed, there are almost three courses in one, such are the changing landscapes: in places it is flat, in others it is bumpy and unpredictable and in still more it is steep, even mountainous. But they all combine beautifully and it is all on show from the tee. And then there are the perfect greens and four tantalising par threes.
Today, the club is implementing a facelift to raise the course’s profile and allure. Some greens are being extended, and new tee boxes and bunkers added. There is a third nine here, too.
Favourite Hole: the brutish par four 17th starts flat and then doglegs up and out of view to a steep green. Par it and the rest of your round matters little.
What’s in the Bag? Your driver will be well used on a course with lots of space.
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