Enniscrone is close to 100 years old and the changes made by Donald Steel, in 2001, have given Enniscrone a whole new lease of life. The club was awarded the IGTOA Golf Course of the Year, in 2008. Given how exceptional this links course is, it is a worthy and well deserved recognition.
This is big dune country overlooking Killala Bay (and one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches) and it is a course that demands your full attention and an awful lot of admiration. The fairways constantly mirror the shaggy dunes they run through, promising unpredictability, while the perfect greens promise all kinds of dangers around their pristine putting surfaces.
You’ll encounter some startling blind shots and several unbelievable holes. The stretch from 12 to 17 is utterly captivating and you will be tossed around by the constant swell of the landscape to the point you’ll feel dizzy.
Combined with Carne, Co. Sligo and Strandhill, links golf doesn’t get better or more beautiful than this.
What Kevin Markham says:
Favourite Hole: holes 12 and 13 are two short par fours, with both of them set to make you look a fool… but the joke’s on Enniscrone, because you just won’t care.
What's in the Bag? Trust your instincts on the blind holes and use bump-and-run where possible. This is not a course where you want to go over the green.
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