County Cavan has eight golf courses, of varying lengths and designs. Some of these courses are as testing as any in Ireland. The main challenge is simply to keep your eye on the ball amid such splendid surroundings. Visit the accommodation section for special offers for golfers.
Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club
t: +353 (0)49 952 6444
Length: 7053 yards
Slieve Russell is one of the top courses in Ireland. Forming part of 300 acre estate, with 50 acres of lakes, the course is sensitively wrapped around lakes and drumlins. Multiple tee positions facilitate all golfers. Facilities include 9 hole course, pro-shop, driving range and the Summit Bar & Restaurant with panoramic views over the golf course.
Belturbet Golf Club
Belturbet Golf Club, in County Cavan, is a 9-hole parkland course which was opened in 1948. Much of the preparatory work was carried out by its founder members and the club has used the money brought in by golfing visitors over the years to improve the course. A large number of trees have been planted, for instance, while the drainage system has also been upgraded. Most holes on the course are played to elevated greens, creating a good test for players of differing abilities.
Good shots to small greens will be rewarded with holeable birdie putts. A game here is very good value for money and it is the ideal place if you want a fun game of golf. Erne Hill, Belturbet
t: +353 (0)49 952 2287
Length: 5347 yards
Parkland golf course with majority of holes played to elevated greens.
Virginia Golf Club
Park Hotel Virginia
t: +353 (0)49 8548066
Length: 4139 metres
Nine hole parkland course with narrow tree lined fairways overlooking Lough Ramor.
Cabra Castle Golf Course
t: +353 (0)42 9667030
Attractive woodland golf course with the imposing Cabra Castle hotel as a backdrop. A very attractive restaurant and bar constitutes the welcome “”19th””. Only one hour from Dublin.
County Cavan Golf Club
Drumelis House, Cavan
t: +353 (0)49 433 1541
Length: 5632 metres
A feature of this historic parkland course is the number of mature trees, some over 100 years old. The closing 6 holes are a challenge for all golfers. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, pro-shop and driving range. Cavan County Golf club is situated 2 miles from Cavan Town on the R198 to Killeshandra.
Farnham Estate Golf Club
Farnham Estate, Cavan
t: +353 (0)49 437 7700
The front nine of the new Jeff Howes golf course opened for play at Farnham Estate in mid 2008. This stunning parkland course is spread over 500 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland. This a long track by any standards and to ensure optimum enjoyment and year-long play, there are buggy paths throughout.
Crover House Hotel & Golf Club
t: +353 (0)49 854 0206
Length: 3306 metres
A beautiful executive course with beautiful views over famous Lough Sheelin.
Blacklion Golf Club
t: +353 (0)71 985 3024
Situated on shores of Lough McNean, Blacklion is one of the most scenic inland golf courses in Ireland.