7 reviews of County Sligo Golf Club
I 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!!
suuuper track.rosses point is a stunning area to put a course.particularly enjoyed the fifth hole.great elevated tee box down to wide fairway.clubhouse facilities are great.lots of history about the place and great food.lots to do in local area.a must for your golf itinerary.very expensive though.southern courses need to get realisitc with prices,particularly with exchange rate.gui members should get much better discount
Having played the course for the first time, I can't wait to go back....despite starting in what even members described as a near-gale.
Superb layout, lovely greens, fairways in wonderful condition, hazards cleverly-placed - it really is difficult to find weaknesses. I suppose if you were being harsh, two or three holes could be described as relatively uninteresting, but that's relative to the best back nine I can remember playing (great design and beautiful views)....and yes, hard to see how the 17th, along with the 14th, could be bettered.
Oh - and everyone we met was as friendly and helpful as you could wish, both to us and to our wives and girlfriends. If you're at all able to get there, play it - and then make sure you get to Enniscrone as well.
I'm not articulate to add to the superlatives that have already been used. Few, if any, weak holes on the course. Perhaps the opening two, but only in the context of what follows. Too many good holes to mention them all, but 17 is one of my favourite golf holes ever played. Go and play.
This is certainly one of the finest (yet fairest) links courses that I have played. Head down in a "needle" matchplay competition it was still impossible not to be captivated by the majestic views across to Ben Bulben with Dromcliffe church in the foreground.... Spectacular!!
Without doubt, one of THE courses on the West Coast of Ireland. I play there every year in May in an annual society outing and always enjoy it. The 14th is rated one of the toughest par 4's in the country and the 18th requires a close on 200 yard carry over no mans land to reach the safe haven of the fairway - an intimidating shot to say the least. At the furthest point on the course, around 10 and 11, the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings is pure magic. The setting is superb, the course being literally at the end of the road, which makes the village of Rosses Point a delightful place to spend a few quiet days. A weekend here in fine weather is idyllic.
A very interesting course, certainly tough and with the magnificent scenery that everyone talks of. 2nd would have to be the most uncharacteristic links hole ever - like climbing a 300 yard stairwell. The rest of the course is perfect links golf, especially from 6th onwards. 13th a classic short hole, with the wind behind it feels impossible to stop anything on the green, and plenty of low, skulking bunkers to pick up the strays. It's well worth the journey.
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