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County Sligo Golf Club

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Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

Course Type: Links
Location: From Sligo follow signs to Rosses Point
Founded: 1894

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Tel: +353 71 917 7134

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County Sligo Golf Club

Distance and driving times (traffic dependent):
                    
Slieve Russell Golf Club        100km (62m), 1hr 40 mins
Enniscrone Golf Club              56km (35m),       50 mins
Carne Golf Links                  131km (81m), 2hrs 27 mins
Portsalon Golf Club              145km (90m), 2hrs 35 mins
Rosapenna Golf Club           152km (94m), 2hrs 29 mins

Other distances, times and route planning

" /> County Sligo Golf Club is one of the oldest and best known links courses in Ireland. It was founded in 1894 is situated at Rosses Point, a seaside village eight kilometres (5 miles) north west of Sligo town.

The links are set out on one of the most scenic locations - bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the west; Benbulben dominates the view on the northern skyline and bears a striking resemblance to Cape Town's Table Mountain. To the east Glencar valley and the Dartary mountains with Lugnagall and Truskmore, while the southern vista is completed by Knocknarea topped by a large Cairn of stones reputed to be the grave of the 'Warrior Queen Meave of Connaught'.

Designed by Harry colt in 1927 with his able assistant Captain Hugh Allison taking credit for the bunkering arrangement. Allison was noted for his deeper bunkers and with a high ridge line to be negotiated for a successful exit.

The club has hosted many prestigeous events over the years. It is home to the West of Ireland Championship which is held each Easter. The club has hosted the Irish Close Championship as well as the Interprovincial and and the Home International Championships which were staged here in 1991 when Ireland won the Raymond Trophy.

It's now over 100 years since the clubs inception and Harry Shapland Colt's classic course design has stood the test of time, so that even with today's advances in golf technology and coaching, it still offers a stern test for even the most accomplished golfer.

Tom Watson has described Rosses Point as "a magnificent links" and made particular mention of the stretch from the 14th to the 17th. This course is considered by many to be the finest 18 holes of golf in Ireland overall.

Distance and driving times (traffic dependent):
                    
Slieve Russell Golf Club        100km (62m), 1hr 40 mins
Enniscrone Golf Club              56km (35m),       50 mins
Carne Golf Links                  131km (81m), 2hrs 27 mins
Portsalon Golf Club              145km (90m), 2hrs 35 mins
Rosapenna Golf Club           152km (94m), 2hrs 29 mins

Other distances, times and route planning

Professional: Jim Robinson
Number of Holes: 27
Type: Links
Designer: Harry Colt
Championship Length: 6,609 yards
Greenfees: Midweek €50, Weekend €70
Par: 71
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Co Sligo Golf Clubhouse
Rosses Point
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  • Soft Spike Mandatory
  • Caddies for Hire (booking required)
  • Golf Club Hire
  • Putting Green
  • Full Bar Facilities
  • Motorised Pull Carts Available
  • Practice Ground
  • Dining Facilities
  • Motorised Buggies Available

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