Enniscrone Golf Club, Enniscrone, County Sligo
Founded 1918. Links Course
Amongst the most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses, Enniscrone began life in 1918 as a nine-hole layout near a seaside village but the course was extended to 18 holes in 1974 under the hand of Eddie Hackett, a man who has played a huge part in shaping so many great Irish courses. Today, Enniscrone offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land and the Championship Links has recently been ranked at 60th in Golf World’s top 100 courses in Britain and Ireland. Frequent host to major Irish amateur events, as more people discover the merits of Enniscrone over time, it will begin to command the international recognition it deserves. Along with Donegal, County Sligo and Carne, Enniscrone is a must-play in the Northwest.
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.