Golfers with a passion for the most traditional form of the game can enjoy the many delights of links golf on Ireland’s spectacular west coast thanks to a new golf package unveiled recently.
The popular venue of PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell in Ballyconnell in Co. Cavan (12th hole pictured above) has teamed up with County Sligo Golf Club, Donegal Golf Club and Strandhill Golf Club to launch the PGA National Ireland West Coast Links Tour.
Based at PGA National Ireland, the new 2020 breaks are available to golf groups of eight or more people, and offer access to four outstanding 18-hole championship courses, Three are links and one is parkland, with all four venues regularly ranked inside Ireland’s top 50 courses.
Easy access from Dublin and Belfast
PGA National Ireland is set 90 minutes from Dublin and two hours from Belfast. The course is regarded among Ireland’s finest parkland layouts, and has hosted two European Tour events. Itwas ranked number one in Ulster in 2018.
Barely an hour’s drive away, County Sligo Golf Club, which is also known as Rosses Point, was designed by Harry Colt and is rated as one of Ireland’s best links courses. Home of the West of Ireland Amateur Championship, it has staged numerous high-profile tournaments including 2019 Irish Open Amateur Championship.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019, Donegal’s par-73 layout offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Donegal Bay. It is often described as the Muirfield of Ireland, While Strandhill’s attractive par-70 course is regarded as being the epitome of golf along Ireland’s reknowned Wild Atlantic Way.
Situated in the glorious setting of Ballyconnell in County Cavan, Slieve Russel is one of only a handful of facilities around the world to be endorsed by The PGA after being rebranded as PGA National Ireland earlier this year.
Complementing the golf course is a 222-bedroom, four-star hotel with a Ciuin Spa and an outstanding golf academy. Here resident head PGA professional Gordon Smyth and his team is available with expert tuition, video analysis and training programmes to help golfers of all abilities .