County Sligo Golf Club, Rosses Point, County Sligo
Founded 1894. Links Course
County Sligo Golf Club or Rosses Point as it is also known, is one of the finest championship links in Ireland’s northwest. Annual home to the West of Ireland Amateur Golf Championship and located just outside the town of Sligo, Rosses Point was founded in 1894 and redesigned in 1927 by renowned architect of the time, Harry Colt. Many believe that County Sligo offers the best 18 holes in the country and the links is laid out in a spectacular location, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, with the imposing Benbulben Mountain dominating the view on the northern skyline. The course is an integral part of golf in this area and is the ideal inclusion en-route from Northern Ireland to the northwest and the likes of Donegal, Carne and Enniscrone.
The main attraction of Ireland as a golf destination may indeed be its great golf courses but the overall experience is influenced by many other factors including great accommodation options, restaurants, pubs, people, and not least it’s stunning scenery and superb visitor attractions. Each region offers something very different and with all locations being quite close together, it’s very easy to mix the stunning countryside and coastline with more urban attractions.
We work closely with our clients to recommend what suits their trip best. You may have a full day to spend sightseeing or you may prefer to squeeze in a quick scenic stop on the way to or from the golf course but we will make sure that you maximise your experience at all times. The below is intended as a very general guide to sightseeing in West and Northwest Ireland Ireland.
Often the path less travelled in Ireland, the region has much to offer. Galway is a vibrant city with excellent restaurants, shops and pubs and it’s a great base from which to explore the the area. Moving west towards Connemara and the beautiful town of Clifden, you will encounter some of the most ruggedly beautiful scenery in Ireland and should include a visit to Connemara National Park and take a hike up Diamond Hill. Other recommendations include Kylemore Abbey (pictured below), the scenic Renvyle Peninsula, Aran Islands and the Quiet Man Museum in Cong.
Travelling north from Connemara, Westport is another lively, picturesque town from where you should make sure to visit Westport House and Gardens, while the more energetic amongst us will enjoy a hike up Croagh Patrick, known as Ireland’s Holy Mountain (pictured below). Another interesting stop is the Ceide Fields Visitor Centre near Ballycastle, while the towering Slieve League Cliffs and Glenveagh National Park should not be missed when in Donegal.