County Sligo Golf Club - Bomore
Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, Ireland
- par: 35 35
- length: 2.785 m 2.600 m
- par: 35 35
- length: 2.785 m 2.600 m
- architect:Jonathon Tucker
Occasionally referred to by some as Rosses Point thanks to the area upon which it lies the County Sligo Golf Club is home to two golf courses. There is the main championship course and the smaller yet equally enjoyable Bomore course which is a newer addition. The views and vistas that are offered by the courses here are incredible and are regularly commented on by visitors. Found in the west of Ireland the club is around a 10 minute drive away from the bustling city of Sligo itself.
The championship course here has a long and fruitful history of more than 100 years however the newer Bomore is still an excellent course. Added to the club in 1999, the Bomore has matured well and has plenty of its own appeal making it popular with visitors and members alike.
Of a links style, this 9 hole course has a par of 35 and measures 2785 metres. It is huddled near to its larger contemporary yet still has a number of its own distinct features. The course is relatively flat yet it is interspersed with a great selection of flora and fauna which combine with the numerous water hazards to create a tricky course which is still enjoyable. It is considered by many as a challenging test however there is no doubt that the location of this course is stunning.
Facilities at the club are excellent and as well as the two courses there is a bar and restaurant area for all to enjoy as well as changing rooms with shower and locker facilities that have been recently refurbished. Practice facilities are good as there is a six bay driving range as well as a chipping green and separate putting green and a bunker practice green as well as a short game and a long game practice area. There is also a professional shop offering a large array of items for both purchase and hire.
Tee times for the Bomore course have generally fair availability as the Championship is the main course here however weekend availability is more limited for obvious reasons. Green fee rates reflect the nature of the course and facilities here and offer fair value for money.
Due to its proximity with Sligo, access to the club is good from much of the west of Ireland and visitors should have no problem in getting here. The club has a number of links with local accommodation providers who are sure to offer all visitors a comfortable stay particularly the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo who is a valued sponsor of the West of Ireland Amateur Golf Championship as well as number of the clubs other events.
For more information about this golf course including ratings and reviews made by fellow golfers please see to the left of this page.
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Average rating obtained byThis rating for County Sligo Golf Club. is the average of 4 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.comFantastic course. Great variety of holes (none of them easy) and friendly welcome. Played in what the locals described as a mild breeze, which roughly translated means 3/4 club difference. If you're in the west of Ireland, this place and Carne are a must.
Average rating obtained byThis rating for County Sligo Golf Club. is the average of 18 ratings obtained from www.top100golfcourses.co.ukThree intrepid Scottish golfers travelled across the sea to sample, again, the golfing delights of Irelands north western coast. Our first day was a travelling day with two rounds of golf scheduled for the next day, the first being at Rosses Point. As we travelled down from Derry to Sligo things looked decidedly bleak. We knew that the forecast for the following morning was supposed to be ok but as the wind buffeted our car and the rain tumbled in sheets it was more in hope than expectation that we would be golfing the next day. The sombre mood intensified after watching the weather forecast on RTE. The metrological chart had the word STORM emblazoned across it, Things appeared grim and I wouldnt have bet a buckshee Euro on a golf club being swung the following morning. It is often said that the sun shines on the righteous, well, the righteous must have had sunshine to spare, throwing some in our direction. It may have windier than the day after a dodgy curry but the rain had stopped and a watery sun appeared, unbelievably, it was game on! The opening 3 holes reminded me a wee bit of Gullane No 1 playing up and down the hill. This was followed by the understated, but brilliant short, 137 yrd par 3 to a pulpit green which, not surprisingly in the conditions, none of us managed to find. I also liked holes 7 and 8, both guarded by burns; both extremely tough even in benign conditions, almost impossible on the day we played. I found the back 9 tougher but ironically I managed to locate a swing so I fared better. Standout holes the short par 3 13th and the par 4 14th brilliantly guarded by a snaking burn. The uphill, doglegged 17th however was my pick of the course and the 18th provided a very tough drive into the wind. After the round it was a typical Irish affair, charm, friendliness, nothing too much trouble. In my experience if you will never get a warmer welcome if you a golfing traveller to Ireland and that is the reason we always return, that and the fantastic courses. I have to say that I understand Jims X factor comment as for me Sligo lacked the drama of an Enniscrone, Carne or Sandy Hills but it is a tough, but very fair golf course in a wonderful setting where great golf and fantastic hospitality is guaranteed. MPPJ
Average rating obtained byThis rating for County Sligo Golf Club. is the average of 3 ratings obtained from www.ukgolfguide.comI had seen photos of County Sligo and arrived in a rather pessimistic mood thinking the course wouldn't live up to my expectations...how wrong I was!The first two holes ease you into the round and once you get to the 3rd tee the amazing remainder of the course and the stunning surrounding landscape are presented to you in the form of one of the most spectacular panoramic views I have ever seen! Rugged mountains, provide the backdrop and the course is almost entirely surrounded by the sea...Rosse's Point is a truly breathtaking place and heaven sent as the site for a classic, world class links which County Sligo most definitely is.Hole after hole you are challenged in a way not found on inland courses and the back nine holes are among the best I have ever set foot on, particularly from the 12th onwards. Greens are perfect, fairways feature all the humps and bumps that make links golf so fun and hazards, including rugged bunkers and narrow streams, are well placed. When the wind blows this course is tough but in my opinion fair. Some holes are brutal while others offer the chance to pick up a few shots that you may have already dropped. The 5th for instance is an easily reachable par 5 that boasts an exciting tee shot from the tee raised some 100 feet above the fairway, while the par 4 8th required me to smash a driver and then a 3 wood to get home in two! In summary the course ebbs and flows between very testing holes and others that can be attacked. County Sligo provides a truly enthralling test of golf; the clubhouse is a friendly and well run establishment and the views from all over the course and the 3rd tee in particular are worth the trip alone!An absolute must for any fan of links golf. 11/10!!
Average rating obtained byThis rating for County Sligo Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.1golf.euViel Vorschusslorbeeren (Alter des Platzes, Lage, Bilder!?).Nach Connemara, Enniscrone, Carne, Ballyliffin, Rosapenna, the Valley war dies der ungepflegteste Platz.Schlechtes Layout, viele blinde Schläge, unfairer Platz. Da bekannte Feriendestination wird der Platz aus golferischer Sicht überbewertet.Hat wohl schon bessere Zeiten hinter sich.