County Sligo Golf Club - Championship Course
Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, Ireland
- par: 71 75
- length: 5.351 m 4.825 m
- slope: 70 74
- par: 71 75
- length: 5.351 m 4.825 m
- architect:Harry Colt
Sometimes referred to as Rosses Point due to the peninsula in which it lies, the Championship golf course at County Sligo Golf Club can be found in its namesake’s county in the North West of Ireland. Its cliff top location is separated from the nearby Atlantic Ocean by three expanses of beach and offers some amazing vistas to all those who play there. A further feast for the eyes of players is the Benbulben mountain that overlooks the course.
First opened to players in 1894, the course started life with 9 holes and was designed by George Combe. The course was expanded to 18 holes by Willie Campbell less than a decade later but it wasn’t until 1927 when the infamous designer Harry Colt worked his magic and turned it into the deserving Championship course that is known today. The accumulation of revered hands in terms of design have combined to create one of the most renowned links courses in Ireland today.
Measuring 5850 metres the Championship course has a slope of 70 and a par of 71. Levels and elevation feature prominently and undulations are dramatic and, at times, unforgiving. The terrain is varied to say the least and some of the bunkers can be a tough experience. That aside, every hole offers something different and this individuality adds to the game which cumulates to create the foundations for an excellent game of links golf.
Facilities at the course are offered from the clubhouse which fuses the installations modern players need and demand with the old fashioned charm and features associated with such an historic sport and club. Here you will find a 6 bay driving range as well as putting and practice areas. Away from the playing aspect there is a well-appointed professional shop in addition to two bars and the clubs own Watchouse Restaurant.
Tee times for this course are extensive although there is limited availability for visitors wanting weekend slots, particularly in high season. Furthermore, visitors tee times are clustered both in the early morning and mid-afternoon as tee times between approximately 11am and 1pm are reserved for members only .In regards to green fees, due to the quality and repertoire of the Championship course it can be seen as pricey however it is very reasonable considering the features and level of play that the course offers. Special rates are also available at times for groups and younger, student players;however these vary with the season and are subject to change.
The golf course is just a short journey from the county town of Sligo which has good rail links to the rest of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland. Transport by both car and coach is also relatively easy to and from other parts of Ireland. That said, travelling to golf club from international locations can be lengthy as the nearest airports are all at least a two hour drive away and some of these still offer only local flights. Accommodation wise, there are a number of options located both in and around Sligo to suit most tastes.
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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.