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County Sligo Golf Club is situated at Rosses Point, a seaside village eight kilometres north west of Sligo town. Known locally as “The Point”, It is widely regarded as one of the great links courses. It’s fine long sandy beaches, the Atlantic Ocean and Sligo harbour are often in full panoramic view. Founded in 1894 as a 9 Hole course, it is now a modern 27 hole complex with spacious clubhouse and up to date facilities.

Besides the magnificent views, the golf course boasts a wonderful but challenging experience. The course is filled with dramatic undulations, elevated tees, and raised plateau greens.  The wind from the sea is a constant factor but the 3rd, 5th, 10th & 14th holes have satisfying downhill drives to compensate.  The club is the home of the famous West of Ireland Open amateur championship played every Easter since 1923 and has hosted many other prestigious events including the Home Internationals, the Irish Close and the Irish Professional Matchplay Championship.

The club is home to the famous West of Ireland Open amateur championship played every Easter since 1923 and has hosted many other prestigious events including the Home Internationals, the Irish Close and the Irish Professional Matchplay Championship.

 

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  • FOUNDED 1894
  • DESIGNED Harry Colt (1927 - redesign)
  • TYPE Links
  • PAR 71
  • LENGTH 6,609 yards
  • HOLES 18
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Where to Stay

 

Recommendations:

Radisson Blu Sligo
Glasshouse Hotel
Mount Falcon

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What to See and Do

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

The largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland, containing monuments as old 6500 years, Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs at this site.  Tombs are accessible and a restored cottage houses a small exhibition relating to the site. Visitors are advised to wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.

Rosses Point Beach

A blue flag standard beach which stretches across 2km of fine sand is backed by high dunes