2015

2015 has been a cracking year for North and West Coast Links and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the groups that visited us throughout the year.

From small groups, to gangs to veritable battalions we've enjoyed hosting you all over the past 12 months.

In 2016 we will be encouraging all our visitors to take group photos and videos which we will post on our social media for posterity.

If you are planning a 2016 golfing vacation to Ireland make sure to Contact us here.

Like our Pro-Am group from the USA with Old Tom Morris in Rosapenna back in August!


And our EGTMA writers group who played Ardglass, Ballyliffin, Portstewart, Portrush, Castlerock and Rosapenna during their epic trip in April!


Roll on 2016!


It might be Christmas time but Frank and John Casey and all their team at Rosapenna Golf Resort have been working hammer and tongs on renovations to the 12th green on the Sandy Hills course so that it will be pristine come the start of the 2016 season.

This video montage of the work carried out is awesome.

Enquire about our 2016 Golf Packages here.


A quick video compiling a months work on the brand new green complex on the 12th hole of our Sandy Hills Links #HugeImprovement #LinksGolf #BWD
Posted by Rosapenna Golf-Resort on Wednesday, December 16, 2015


We are busy here in the office organising the 2016 PGA Show Irish Golf Day.

After the incredible success of 2015 (pics here) we are returning once again to the magnificent Streamsong Resort in Florida on Monday January 25th, 2016.

The 2016 Irish Golf Day will be held in association with Golf Ireland, North & West Coast Links, SWING, IGTOA and Beer Authority-New York and invitations will be sent out in the coming days.

As well as playing on a course that could a Major in the morning guests will have a unique opportunity to liaise with key people in the Irish Golf Trade, learn about developments in the Irish Golf Industry and have all your questions about Golf in Ireland answered.

Check your inbox and don't miss it!

If you are planning a 2016 golfing vacation to Ireland make sure to Contact us here.




One of favourite photos of 2015 was our Canadian professional group who visited the iconic Guinness Store House in Dublin during their trip.

At North and West Coast Links we also organise all the extra off course activities that make your Irish experience truly memorable.

And you just have to try a Guinness in Ireland. We call it "stamping your passport!"

Cheers guys.

Enquire about your 2016 Irish Golf Trip here.





Many golfers have portrayed Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce Links as one of the most challenging in the golf course world. The golf club was founded in 1888 and has hosted many championships, such as the first Open Championship ever held in Ireland in 1951. In more recent times, Royal Portrush has hosted the Senior British Open 1995-1999, The Amateur Championship in 1993 & 2014 and The Irish Open 2012.

The Valley, the second course in the Royal Portrush golf resort, also offers as stiff challenge and hosts the Causeway Coast Amateur Tournament with other local courses, the biggest amateur tournament in the world.

Consistently ranked in the Top Ten courses in the World - Royal Portrush is a fantastic golf destination and what better way to compliment your Ireland golf vacation than a round on of one of the finest and most famous golf courses in the World.

Manager - Wilma Erskine

Portrush staged the Irish Open in 2012 and will host the Open Championship in 2019.



Architect: Harry Colt
Course Length: Dunluce 6192m. (6845 yards) Valley 5763m. (6304 yards)
No Of Holes: 2 x 18, 9 hole course
Par: Dunluce 73, Valley 70
Type Of Course: Clasic Links
Visitors: Contact North & West Coast Links
Club Professional: Gary McNeill
Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Pitching Green Putting Green
HireServices: Clubs, Caddie Cars, Golf Carts, Caddies

Green Fees:
Dunluce
May - Sep:

STG £155.00 - Mon - Fri

STG £175.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

Apr & Oct:

STG £75.00 - Mon - Fri

STG £160.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

Nov - Mar:

STG £60.00 - Mon - Sun


Valley
STG£42.50 - Mon - Fri
STG£55.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

Winter Specials & Group Rates Available Upon Request



Ardglass, located in Northern Ireland, is a dramatic links golf course set on a rugged coastline, with cliff tops and an ancient town as a backdrop. With water playing a prominent part in this courses, there are no fewer than 8 holes where the Irish Sea coastline comes into play. Just 30 south of Belfast and 25 miles from Royal County Down, Ardglass is perfectly situated to start your tour of links golf in the west and north west of Ireland. "The course is just incredible. Parts of it remind me of Pebble Beach in California: the par-5 11th skirts a bay where any sliced shot is wet; then you climb a hill to an elevated tee at the par-3 12th, where the green juts out into the water..” - Chris Jones, Deputy Editor –Today's Golfer".



Secretary / Manager - Cormac Cahalane

Architect: Members & Council/David Jones
Course Length: 6268 yards
No Of Holes: 18
Par: 70
Type Of Course: Classic links
Visitors: Contact North & West Coast Links
Club Professional: Paul Vaughan
Practice Facilities: Practice Ground
HireServices: Clubs, Pull Trolleys, Buggies

Green Fees:
Apr - Oct :
STG £49.00 - Mon - Fri
STG £75.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

Nov - March:
STG £32.00 - Mon - Fri
STG £45.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays



Castlerock Golf Club is situated in the seaside resort of Castlerock, which lies approximately 5 miles west of the town of Coleraine on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Castlerock is a fabulous links course set among rolling sand dunes. Its scenic qualities embrace the River Bann flowing out to the Atlantic, eye-catching views of Donegal and on a clear day towards Scotland and the Isle of Islay. An ideal retreat in which to play golf.

Manager - Bert Mackay

Course Facts
Architect: Mussenden Links - Ben Sayers +
Harry Colt Bann Course - Harvey Penick
Course Length: Mussenden Links: 6805 yards
Bann Course: 2446 yards
No. of Holes: 27 hole facility
Practice Facilities: Driving Range,
Chipping green, Putting green
Hire Services: Caddies, Rental Clubs, Carts
Electric Trollies, Pull trollies




Founded in 1894 Portstewart Golf Club was always a haven for the golfing purist. However, the reputation of the Strand Course was further enhanced by the building of new holes in the dunes between the Atlantic Ocean and the River Bann in the late eighties. Now the Strand course is a must for those embarking on golf travel in Ireland.
Huge dunes are complemented by stunning views across the bay to the blue Donegal hills. Every shot in the bag will be tested. This is a true links course with fast greens in excellent condition all the year round. Portstewart played host as a qualifying venue in the 1951 British Open and has held all the major amateur national Championships. It is an uncontested view that Portstewart has the best opening hole in Irish Golf.
Well, here’s a secret – it might be the best opening hole in all of golf. Come and see it for yourself – with some beautiful 5 Star Castle Hotels along with other fantastic hotels and guesthouses in the north of Ireland, the Causeway Coast is a fantastic golf destination.

Manager - Michael Moss

Architect: Des Giffin
Course Length: 6895 yards (Strand) 5725 yards (Riverside) 4730 yards (Old Course)
No Of Holes: 3x 18
Par: Strand 72, Riverside 68, Old 64
Type Of Course: Classic Links
Visitors: Contact North & West Coast Links
Club Professional: Alan Hunter
Practice Facilities: Practice Range, Pitching Green, Putting Green
HireServices: Clubs, Caddie Cars, Golf Carts, Caddies
Green Fees:

Strand Course

May - Sep:

STG £90.00 - Mon - Fri

STG £110.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

Apr & Oct:

STG £60.00 - Mon - Fri

STG £80.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

Nov - Mar:

STG £40.00 - Mon - Fri

STG £60.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays


Riverside
STG £20.00 - Mon - Fri
STG £25.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

Old Course
STG £10.00 - Mon - Fri
STG £15.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays
Winter Specials & Group Rates Available Upon Request



Two outstanding, contrasting links course and 36 wonderful holes make up one of the finest golf resorts to be found anywhere in the world - Ballyliffin Golf Club.

The Old Links undulates in the glory of its natural terrain, presenting an immensely enjoyable challenge to every golfer. Work recently undertaken by Nick Faldo, one of Europe’s most successful golfers – with victories at the US Masters at Augusta, The Open and on Ryder Cup Teams, has resulted in an Old Links that has been refined and what is now a fantastic golf course. The Old Links hosted the European Seniors Tour in June 2008- The Irish Seniors Open.

The new Glashedy Links is fashioned around the incredible dunes, and is already notorious for its peat riveted bunkers and its opening three challenging par fours. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links course will not easily be forgotten.

The Glashedy Links has hosted the Irish Inter-provincial Championships in 2006, the European Tour, North West of Ireland Open in 2002 and the Ladies European Tour, Ladies Irish Open in 1998.

The home to two championship links courses and one of the warmest welcomes in golf– this is a must when putting together an Ireland golf package with your friends.


Manager - John Farren

Architect: Tom Craddock / Pat Ruddy / Nick Faldo
Course Length: Old Links 6035m. (6600 yards) Glashedy Links 6599m. (7217 yards)
No Of Holes: 36
Par: Old 71, Glashedy 72
Type Of Course: Classic Links x 2
Visitors: Contact North & West Coast Links
Club Professional: Gareth Mc Causland
Practice Facilities: Practice Range, 3 Hole Academy, Pitching Green, Putting Green
HireServices: Clubs, Caddie Cards, Golf Carts, Caddies

Green Fees:
Old Links
€80 Mon - Fri
€80 Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

Glashedy
€90 Mon - Fri
€90 Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

Winter Specials & Group Rates Available Upon Request



The hands of golfing greats have shaped and moulded the golf links at Rosapenna. In 1891, while a guest of Lord Leitrim at his nearby estate, Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews, a winner of four British Opens in the 1860’s took a drive to enjoy the Donegal scenery. Morris was quick to see the golfing potential of this fine stretch of Donegal coastline and he staked out the first Rosapenna Links.

A full century later Frank Casey, today’s owner of Rosapenna, dreamed a dream, a second 18 hole golf links in the dunes overlooking the Old Tom Morris masterpiece. He entrusted the realisation of this dream to Pat Ruddy who mastery of links design is matched only by his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game of golf.
Rosapenna Golf Resort is now home to two of the finest courses to be found – The Old Tom Morris Links and the new Sandy Hill Links. Add to this a magnificent four star golf hotel, tennis court, swimming pool and all the facilities you would expect from a top class golf links hotel and resort.

Managers - Frank & Hilary Casey

Architect: Tom Morris / Pat Ruddy
Course Length: 6476 yards (Old Course) 7005 yards (Sandy Hills)
No Of Holes: 36
Par: 70, 71
Type Of Course: Classic Links
Visitors: Contact North & West Coast Links
Club Professional:
Practice Facilities: Practice Range, Putting Greens
HireServices: Clubs, Caddie Cars, Golf Carts, Caddies

Green Fees:

Old Tom Morris Links
€80.00 Mon - Sun
€60.00 - on-line rate

Sandy Hills
€80.00 Mon - Sun
€60.00 - on-line rate

Both Courses
€110.00 - 1 round on each links over 1 day

Hotel Stay & Play specials available
Winter Specials & Group Rates Available Upon Request



Narin and Portnoo Golf Club is situated in a beautiful seaside resort in southwest Donegal. Opened in 1930, it is engagingly old fashioned with a meandering routing over and around the dunes. The course has recently been re-developed and the new par 73 layout offers a range of teeing areas and challenges to suit all golfers.

All manner of shots are required here: draws around sharp dog-legs; crisp irons to par threes over cavernous terrain; accurate tee shots down snake-like fairways, some wide and some not so generous; low trajectory shots into the Atlantic breezes.

A warm and friendly welcome awaits visitors and societies to Narin and Portnoo Golf Club and due to its links terrain, it is ideal for year-round golf.


Architect:  Members
Course Length: 6269m. (6856 yards)
No Of Holes: 18
Par: 73
Type Of Course: Classic links
Visitors: Contact North & West Coast Links
Club Professional:
Practice Facilities: Practice Net, Putting Green, Buggies, Pull Carts, Club Rental
HireServices: Clubs, caddie cars, golf carts.

Green Fees:
€60 Mon - Fri
€70 Sat, Sun & Bank Hols.

Winter Specials & Group Rates Available Upon Request



This outstanding links golf course offers a genuine challenge to the accomplished golfer and is an all round “true” test of golf. Being one of the longest golf courses in Ireland and Europe, it is ideally suited to big hitters of the ball. The reputation of Donegal Golf Club at Murvagh, designed by the legendary course architect Eddie Hackett, has been further enhanced by the new designs of Pat Ruddy.

Continually featured in Golf Worlds Top 100 Courses in Ireland & Great Britain, this is a real challenge not to be missed. Darren Clarke, one of the heroes of the resent Ryder Cup held at the K Club, has described Donegal Golf Club as “one of my favourite courses in the World”.


Donegal Golf Club Ireland from AirSwing Media on Vimeo.

Manager - Grainne Dorrian

Architect: Eddie Hackett / Pat Ruddy
Course Length: 6619m. (7280 yards)
No Of Holes: 18
Par: 73
Type Of Course: Classic Links
Visitors: Contact North & West Coast Links
Club Professional: Leslie Robinson
Practice Facilities: Practice Range, Pitching Green, Putting Green
HireServices: Clubs, Caddie Cars, Golf Carts, Caddies

Green Fees:
€60 Mon - Fri
€70 Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays
Winter Specials & Group Rates Available Upon Request




Enniscrone is one of Ireland's finest links golf courses set in scenic splendour in Killala Bay in County Sligo. This championship venue provides golfers with the ultimate golf vacation experience - dramatic dunesland, an inspired design concept, superb greens all year round and breathtaking views. Originally designed by the great Eddie Hackett - Enniscrone's reputation as a top class golf venue has been embellished with the addition of six new holes threading the path through the mountainous dunes. The new holes, expertly designed by the famous course architect, Donald Steele add an exciting dimension to the 27 hole golf championship layout. If you are looking for links golf in Ireland, then Enniscrone will not disappoint.

Architect: Eddie Hackett / Donald Steele
Course Length: 6228m. (6877 yards)
No Of Holes: 27
Par: 73
Type Of Course: Classic Links
Visitors: Contact North & West Coast Links
Club Professional:
Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green
HireServices: Clubs, Caddies Cars, Golf Carts, Caddies

Green Fees:
The Dunes Course

€55.00 Mon - Fri
€70.00 Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays

The Scurmore Course (9 holes)

€30.00 - 18 holes - 17th March - 31st October




Carne Golf Course was the last links golf course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and is now believed by many who have played there to be his greatest challenge. Carne is one of those finest golf courses in Ireland to have opened in recent years and it can only be described as a hidden gem. Situated on the west coast of Ireland, Carne lies in the splendid sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay, the legendary Inis Geidhe and Inis Gluaire Islands and dramatic Achill. Affording little disturbance to the natural and unspoilt environment that surrounds it, Carne is "everything you could ever ask for from the 1st tee to the 18th green" , - James W. Finnegan.

If you are thinking of taking a golf break in Ireland, why not fly into Knock Airport Mayo and play Carne and some of the other great links golf courses in our group.


Carne Golf Links from AirSwing Media on Vimeo.

Here's a fantastic tribute to the golfing masterpiece that is Carne from Sports Illustrated's John McGarrity.




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At North and West Coast Links we pride ourselves on tailoring your golf vacation to your exact needs.

While we all love the internet and modern technology there's simply no button or click or link that can beat that good old Irish personal touch in organising a schedule that has all the bases covered.

So enquire today (here) about your 2016 Irish golf trip and just like at the North Pole, we will respond personally to every message!

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Explore the North Of Ireland and play its finest links including Royal Portrush, venue for the 2019 Open Championship.

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Price: From €1850 Per Person Sharing

6 Day Golf Tour playing




Accommodation: 5 Nights 4 Star Accommodation with Traditional Irish Breakfast each morning

Transport: Hertz Automatic Van with GPS for Entire Trip

Availability: May – September 2016



 

Take on the challenge of the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland's West coast, where you will play golf in its purest and most beautiful form.

Enquire Now Price: From €1,525 per person sharing

Day Golf Tour playing


  • Connemara Golf Links
  • Carne Golf Links
  • Enniscrone Golf Club
  • Donegal Golf Club
  • Narin & Portnoo Golf Club


Accommodation: 6 Nights 4 Star Hotel Accommodation with Traditional Irish Breakfast each morning

Transport: Hertz Automatic Van with GPS for Entire Trip



  

Experience the top links of Northern Ireland with the added incentive of competition.
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Price: From € 1,940.00 per person sharing (Based on group of 8)

7 Day Golf Tour Playing



Accommodation: 7 nights - 4 Star* Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast each morning

Transport: All Ground Transfers by Luxury Coach

Competition: Prizes on offer for Great North Links Challenge

Package Availablilty: From 7th - 15th of October 2016




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Price: From €1025 per person

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Accommodation: 5 Nights 4 Star Hotel Accommodation at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort with Traditional Irish Breakfast each morning

Transport:
From €1,025 pps (based on 4 sharing a mini van)
Or
From €1,240 pps (based on 8 Chauffeur Driven Coach)

Availibility: Package Available from the 28th of May until the 2nd of June



7 Rounds Golf on Rosapenna (Old Tom Morris & Sandy Hills), Ballyliffin (Old & Glashedy Links), Castlerock (Mussenden), Portstewart (Strand) and Royal Portrush (Dunluce),
  •     2 Nights at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort
  •     2 Nights at Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa
  •     3 Nights at Roe Park Resort
  •     All Transfer by Luxury Chauffeur Driven Coach
  •     Traditional Irish Breakfast each morning
  •     Prizes on offer for the Great North Links Challenge
  •     Itinerary dates from the 8th to the 15th of October 2016

From €1,940.00 per person sharing (Based on a minimum of 8)




Connemara Championship Links is perched on the edge of Europe and there is no better place in Ireland to start your golf vacation. Take time to marvel at the splendid scenic backdrop of the Twelve Bens, etched against the skyline, or Ballyconneely Bay, dusted with pure, white sand. Connemara is one of the finest golf course you will find and has played host to many famous visitors including Tom Watson, one of the greatest players of the modern era with many Major victories, including The Open, US Open and US Masters. If you are thinking of putting together an Ireland golf package, why not stop off at Connemara – you will not be disappointed!



"The Course is a perfect reflection of the austere beauty that is the world of Connemara" .
James W. Finnegan

Emerald Fairways & Foam Flecked Seas

Manager - Kathleen Burke
Architect:    Eddie Hackett / Tom Craddock
Course Length:    6611m. (7,229 yards)
No Of Holes:    27
Par:    72 & 73
Type Of Course:    Classic links
Visitors:    Contact North & West Coast Links
Club Professional:    Hugh O'Neill
Practice Facilities:    Practice range, pitching green, putting green
HireServices:    Clubs, caddie cars, golf carts, caddies

Green Fees:   
Jan - Apr: €35.00
May - Jul: €55.00
Aug: €70.00
Sep - Oct: €55.00
Nov - Dec: €35.00

Winter Specials & Group Rates Available Upon Request



Dromoland Castle
Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club is one of Ireland’s finest 5 Star castle hotels. Located close to Shannon Airport, Dromoland Castle is a perfect base to start your tour of the west and north west links of Ireland. Connemara Championship Golf Links and the other great links golf courses in the North & West Coast Links Group.

    (T) +353 (0) 61 368 444
    (F) +353 (0) 61 368 498
    golf@dromoland.ie
    www.dromoland.ie



The Pink Tour Program:
  •     3 Nights at Mount Falcon Estate
  •     2 Nights at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort
  •     1 Night at Airport Hotel (Shannon, Dublin or Belfast)
  •     Traditional Irish Breakfast each morning
  •     3 Practice rounds at Carne, Enniscrone & Donegal (Murvagh) Golf Clubs
  •     Lunch at Carne & Donegal Golf Clubs
  •     Welcome Dinner at Rosapenna Hotel
  •     2 Rounds Tournament Golf at Rosapenna Golf Resort - Old Tom Morris & Sandy Hills
  •     Presentation Lunch at Rosapenna Golf Resort
  •     All Transfer by Luxury Chauffeur Driven Coach
  •     Individual & Team Prizes on offer
From €1,895.00 per person sharing & €345 Single Supplement


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