Donegal Golf

Dunfanaghy Golf Club
This links course offers a challenge to the experienced golfer and an enjoyable round to the novice. Dunfanaghy Golf Club is an 18-hole true links, which was laid out in 1905 by the master himself Harry Vardon, six times winner of the British Open. It is easily walked but offers a superb golfing challenge, with spectacular views of beaches, headlands, harbours and mountains. The greens are consistently rated with the best in the country and the sand-based, free-draining course is playable all year round. Dunfanaghy Golf Club is proud to list two Irish Close champions and one North of Ireland Open champion over the last decade. Visitors are always assured of a warm welcome throughout the year. Green fees are kept at very competitive levels and guests in the excellent, local, family-run accommodations can avail of reduced golfing rates.

Portsalon Golf Club
A golfing oasis in a land of mystical beauty, Portsalon is one of those little known gems found in north Donegal. Blessed by nature, the golden beaches of Ballymastocker Bay lie at one end of this beautifully situated links course.

Friendly and informal, the stunning views will mellow the most ardent golfer. Take the time to visit Portsalon and enjoy golf in this natural, uncrowded links that has been waiting for you for thousands of years.

Ballybofey and Stanorlar Golf Club
Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club is considered to be the most enjoyable parkland course in Donegal. It offers a challenge to everyone but not humililiation. If you want to enjoy your golf and relax in a welcoming clubhouse, this is the place to play.

Ballybofey and Stranorlar are known as the twin towns of Donegal. The course is situated in the Finn Valley to the East of the Blue Stack Mountains. The club was established in 1957 and designed by architect PC Carr.

Creeslough Golf Club
Interesting parkland 9-hole, par-three course on N56. With holes from 65-165yd, it is an ideal place to improve the short game and enjoy views of the surrounding hills and coastline. For beginners it’s an ideal opportunity to familiarise themselves with the game in an informal setting. Clubs and balls available – clubs included in green fee. Refundable deposit for golf balls.

Buncrana Golf Club
The oldest 9-hole links course in Ireland delivers a challenge to the most advanced golfer yet and offer enjoyment to beginners also. Buncrana Golf Club offers the keenest green fees, with €15 all week and €10 for open competitions.
Buncrana Golf Club is located on the entrance to Buncrana and 200m from the tourist information office. It is overlooking the beautiful Lough Swilly.

Gweedore Golf Club
This 9-hole links course is located in scenic County Donegal. The course has inward and outward tees.

Redcastle Golf Club
This 9-hole parkland golf course is situated along the banks of Lough Foyle on the stunning Inishowen Peninsula. Lush greens and mature woodland guide you down to a luxury four-star hotel complex. The Carlton Redcastle Hotel and C Spa is the pefect location for a golfing break.

Cruit Island Golf Club
Beautiful and natural links course crowned by the intimidating par three sixth hole where considerable skill is needed to negotiate a yawning cove to find a small target. The scenery is breathtaking as the course hugs the rugged coastline.
Set on the edge of the wild and rugged Atlantic ocean, next stop America, you will savour unrestricted panoramic views that will take your breath away. You are guaranteed to enjoy this little piece of heaven on our true natural 9-hole links course.

Narin and Portnoo Golf Club
Narin & Portnoo Golf Club is situated in a beautiful seaside resort in southwest Donegal, 9.5km (6 miles) from Glenties. It is considered one of the most scenic 18-hole links courses in Ireland, with sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay. A previous layout (designed by Harry Hamill of Royal Portrush) on much of the site of the current club opened in 1905 but had ceased to exist by 1914. Launched officially in July 1930, Narin & Portnoo Golf Club is engagingly old fashioned, with a meandering routing over and around the dunes. A recent course development has increased the par to 73 and has increased the range of shots required to negotiate the terrain. A warm friendly welcome awaits visitors and societies to Narin & Portnoo Golf Club and it is ideal for year-round golf.

Donegal Golf Club
This 18 hole links course, par 73, golf links course offers the greatest challenges, unsurpassed beauty and tranquility that is almost impossible to find in the modern world.
This outstanding links course offers a genuine challenge to the accomplished golfer and is an all round ‘true’ test of golf. Being one of the longest courses in Europe it is ideally suited to big hitters of the ball. Often described as the Muirfield of Ireland, it is similar in terrain with two loops of nine holes yet it is on a peninsula like the great Saint Andrews. The reputation of Donegal Golf Club, designed by the legendary course architect Eddie Hackett, has been further enhanced by the new design of Pat Ruddy.
Continually featured in Golf World’s Top 100 Courses in Ireland and Great Britain, this is a real challenge not to be missed.

Cloughaneely Golf Course
Donegal’s newest course lies in the shade of Muckish Mountain and is set in the grounds of the historical Ballyconnel Estate amidst mature trees, in true parkland style.

Otway Golf Club
Otway Golf Club was founded in 1893, making it one of the oldest golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland. As the history books tell us, the club was very difficult to get to and, although somewhat out of the way, this little gem is well worth a visit. Instituted 1893. Affiliated 1894.