County Louth Golf Club

Baltray, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 72 75
  • length: 6.141 m 5.370 m
8.1 15 Reviews This Club is the 3# of 5 in Drogheda
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Description

  • holes:18
  • year:1938
  • par: 72 75
  • length: 6.141 m 5.370 m
  • architect:Tom Simpson

Found just outside of the town of Drogheda in North East Ireland in County Louth is this eponymous golf club and its golf course. Dublin can be found to the south of the course and is around 2 hours away by car. The course and club can be found in the small village of Baltray near to the coast and the Irish Sea.

Although the club was founded in 1892 the course as we know it was opened in 1938 and the original 18 holes were laid out by the infamous golf course architect Tom Simpson. This links course sits in a large area of prime links land and has a lot to offer to both members and visitors of differing skills and styles. The course has played host to a number of championship events throughout the years, most notably the Irish Open on two occasions.

This 18 hole course is a fine example of a links and measures 6141 metres from the medal tees. It has a fair par of 72 and a slope of 135. The course is laid out in two loops of nine and the surrounding sand dunes that define links courses provide the basis for many of the features here. Expect the typical weather and natural environment to play an important role in the relative success or failure of your play here. This is sure to be an enjoyable course that will be a challenge for many.

The facilities at the County Louth Golf Club are as extensive as they are unique. The clubhouse which is known as the Golf Hotel houses both a bar and a restaurant as well as 12 bedrooms which can provide visitors with a unique overnight experience. There is also a professional golf shop on site stocking a variety of merchandise and equipment and there are also up-to-date changing facilities and locker rooms. 

In terms of tee times for visitors to this course they offer good general availability although some prime times can be busy and prior booking is highly recommended. Green fee rates for this course can be seen as a little pricey at first glance however when you consider the championship nature of this course and its high calibre of facilities it offers great value for money.

Getting to County Louth is relatively straightforward due to its location near to one of major routes between Dublin and Northern Ireland. Aside from the accommodation inside the clubhouse there are a number of other options available for visitors in the local area which should appeal to most tastes and budgets

For more information about this golf course including ratings and reviews made by fellow golfers please see to the left of this page. Also for golf packages and offers involving this destination as well as others in the local area please click here.

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Reviews (15)

  • Average rating obtained by

    golfShake
    05/08/2014
    2x10
    Course is extremely fun to play. The back 9 is really outstanding. Each hole changes dramatically from 100 yards and in, it is almost like playing two different holes. Greens were fast and true and in great shape. I would not pay full price, just on principle, so go find deals on the internet. (Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 90 Handicap: 13.7)
    This rating for County Louth Golf Club. is the average of 2 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.com
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    top100golfcourses
    08/07/2014
    13x8.6
    I have played 70+ links courses in GB&I (all in the top 100) and this is in the top 10. Quite simply a brilliant golf course. Holes offer great variety with some you can see being typical strong tour pro standard par 4s. It is tough so play the right tees. Very welcoming clubhouse. (6 handicap golfer)
    This rating for County Louth Golf Club. is the average of 13 ratings obtained from www.top100golfcourses.co.uk

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