Sligo has some truly wonderful links golf as well as a fine selection of parkland and 9-hole inland courses. All are within easy reach of Sligo Town which makes the Glasshouse an ideal location for a golfing short break stay. Green fees are surprisingly affordable and visitors are always very welcome.
Incredibly, Ireland has a quarter of the world’s links courses and three of these are in Sligo – Enniscrone Golf Club, Strandhill Golf Club and County Sligo Golf Club in Rosses Point. Each of these historic links is situated in the most wonderfully scenic location along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Enniscrone championship links course was voted “Best in Connacht” by Golfers Guide to Ireland and is repeatedly a top-15 links course in Golf Digest’s review of Irish golf courses.
Rosses Point, also a championship course, is home to the famous West of Ireland Open amateur championship and has hosted many other prestigious events including the Home Internationals, the Irish Close and the Irish Professional Matchplay Championship.
These challenging seaside courses offer what is considered by many to be the purest form of golf.
A totally different but equally attractive course adjoins the lovely Castle Dargan Hotel in Ballygawley near Sligo Town. Designed by Darren Clarke, it has truly become the premier parkland golf course in the north west of Ireland.
Tubbercurry Golf Club offers a contrasting enjoyable experience. Located right beside the town and nestled at the foot of the picturesque Ox Mountains, it is a challenging 9-hole parkland course. Founded in 1991, it is a small, friendly club with a real welcome for visitors.