If its a Golfing Break that you are looking for then why not base yourself with us and enjoy a host of Irelands top courses all located within a short distance from Strandhill – just give us a call and we can organise a weekend of Golf covering all of the wonderful courses of the North-West. Our Luxury Suites overlook Strandhill Golf Course and we have packages to suit societies, novices and professionals..why not book a weekend break of Golf, a surf lesson and a seaweed bath - the ideal way to relax and unwind for him and her all in the backdrop of unrivalled scenery..check out our golf packages
If you prefer to just hit some balls on the driving range or get a lesson; Sligo Golf Academy is 5 miles from the Lodge; and lessons from PGA professionals can be arranged. If you would like to book as part of a package or for a gift - just let us know and we can provide a reduced rate...first 25 balls are free to all residents of the Strandhill Lodge and Suites!
Call 071-9122122 now and see how we can help you make a perfect getaway!Here are a taste of some of the best Golf Courses and Links all within a short distance of Strandhill.
Strandhill Golf Club – www.strandhillgolfclub.com
Strandhill Golf Club is a resort that lies at the western base of Knocknarea 1,000 foot high limestone mass to the southern side of Sligo Bay. An enormous stone structure, 60 yards in Diameter and 30 feet high, sits at the top of the mountain. “Maeve's Cairn” or Maeves Hill as it is called is said to be the grave of the mythical Queen Maeve, whose father, the high king of Ireland at the time, presented her with the province of Connacht as a gift.
Strandhill Golf Club was formed in 1931 and members played on a 9 hole layout for over 40 years until Eddie Hackett extended the course to 18 holes in 1973. Some of the green designs allow for severe undulations which add greatly to the challenge of playing Strandhill.
The total yardage of the course takes up just every square yard of the beautiful sand hills between Strandhill Beach and Culleenamore Strand to the south. There are four par threes and one par five on the course – the 530 yard, left doglegged 5th hole, name “the Dunes” which is played to a sunken green. The difficult, 441 yard right doglegged 18th called “Bustards Lodge” is not stroke 1 index for nothing. The course has a mixture of the very tricky to the more relaxing all of which is in the backdrop of the some of the most magnificent scenery any golfer can imagine.
The course has full dining and bar facilities and the newly developed clubhouse offers all modern amenities for the enthusiastic golfer. The clubhouse also has a well stocked professional shop in which one can hire clubs, golf carts and other golfing paraphernalia. If you would like a lesson prior to your round of golf this can also be arranged through on-site Golf Pro and can be arranged with the Pro Shop.
Rosses Point (Co. Sligo Golf Club) 20KM from Strandhill - www.countysligogolfclub.ie
Directly across the bay is Co Sligo Golf Club , a world renowned course and ancestral home of the West of Ireland Championship, and one of those courses that must be played to be believed. A favoured venue of Padraig Harrington during his amateur years, Co Sligo saw Padraig compete and win the West of Ireland Championship on numerous occasions. This course comprises two courses the first is the Championship course and the second is taxing nine - hole course known as the 'Bomore Course'.
The Championship course was developed in 1894 and the championship course as it stands was designed by the great Harry Colt in1927 this is one of Ireland's great championship links. The club has hosted most of Ireland's major championships in its long and venerable history. Three large beaches beneath the cliffs keep the Atlantic Ocean at bay. Benbulben Mountain competes with the ocean for scenic splendor on the land side.
The wind from the sea is a constant factor but the 3rd, 5th, 10th and 14th holes have very satisfying downhill drives to compensate.
Enniscrone Golf Club 60KM from Strandhill www.enniscronegolf.ie
Situated beside the picturesque seaside town of Enniscrone (also spelt as Inniscrone), the golf course affords panoramic views of Killala Bay, Bartra Island and sandy beaches with Nephin and the Ox Mountains forming the backdrop.
Founded in 1918, redesigned by Eddie Hackett in 1974 and by Donald Steel in 2001, this Irish championship course is one of Ireland's finest authentic golf links. Apart from the championship links known as The Dunes, there is also the splendid 9 hole Scurmore course
Bundoran Golf Club 40km from Strandhill – www.bundorangolfclub.com
Presenting a challenging par 70, this fine golf course on the Leitrim/Donegal/Sligo border sweeps along the rugged and picturesque Donegal Bay coastline with a mixture of dunes and undulating terrain make up a challenging 18 holes. With endless views of the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the magnificent Dartry Mountains to the east, you are blessed with 360 degree superb panoramic views no matter what Hole you are playing.
Donegal Golf Club 60 KM from Strandhill – www.donegalgolfclub.ie
Donegal Golf Club at Murvagh, Co Donegal is an outstanding links golf course. Designed by the legendary course architect, Eddie Hackett (who also designed Strandhill and Enniscrone) it is continually featured in Golf World's Top 100 courses in Ireland and Great Britain.
Ballymote Nine Hole Golf Course 20 KM from Strandhill
Ballymote Golf Course is a little gem hidden between the Curlew Mountains and Ballymote Town. This is a parkland course that is particularly challenging because of the hilly terrain and the multitude of trees. There are spectacular views of local scenery- the first green looks towards the Caves of Keash. A nine-hole course, it has wide fairways and beautifully manicured greens.
Two of the holes were designed by Eddie Hacket and the famous Mel Flanagan from Longford. The renowned Island Green Hole (No 17) at the multi-million pound Druid’s Glen Golf Course is matched by Ballymote’s own Island Green hole. This signature hole (No 7) is set into Ballinacarrow Lake, and as the name suggests, is surrounded by water.
When calling to book why not book the Eddie Hackett Golf tour of the North-west – play 3 of his best loved courses all at a reduced rate! Call Now to Book!