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Mount Falcon Hotel

The following is just a little bit of background, to whet your appetite on 3 of the most famous championship courses, in the vicinity of Mount Falcon Ballina hotel.

Carne Belmullet  Golf Links Co Mayo                       
Tel: 097 82292                       
email: carngolf@iol.ie
web:   www.carnegolflinks.com

Carne - Belmullet Golf Links, lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near Belmullet. Carne was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many who have played it, as his greatest challenge. The building of Carne caused little disturbance to this wild and ancient landscape. Tees and greens occurred naturally and very little earth-moving was involved in the course construction. There are some breath-taking views over the Atlantic and the legendary islands of Inis Gloire and Inis Geidhe.
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Architect:        Eddie Hackett/Jim Engh
No of Holes:    18     ( soon to be 27 )                               Par: 72 for the Championship course
Facilities:         Practice Range, Hire Services: Clubs, Golf Carts, Buggies, Pitching Green & Caddies
Travelling distance from Mount Falcon: 45 miles          By car:  1 hour

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Enniscrone Golf Club

Enniscrone
Co Sligo                     
Tel: 096 36297                       
email: enniscronegolf@eircom.net
web:   www.enniscronegolf.com
Enniscrone offers the visitor an unique picture - with its rugged dunes unchanged since time began, a bracing wind, clear sky, the most beautiful beach in Ireland, the Moy Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean, all encompassed by the backdrop of the Nephin and Ox Mountains as they loom heavily against the sky. An idyllic seascape to relax in from the pressures of modern day life.

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Architect:        Eddie Hackett/Donal Steele
No of Holes:    27        Par: 73
Facilities:         Driving Range, Hire Services: Clubs, Golf Carts, Buggies, Putting Green & Caddies
Travelling distance from Mount Falcon:         12 miles           By car:  20 minutes

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Rosses Point / Co Sligo Golf Club
Co Sligo         
Tel: 071 91 77134                  
email: cosligo@iol.ie
web:   www.countysligogolfclub.ie

Referred to as “Rosses Point” by both locals and visitors,  this Club is one of the oldest and best know links course in Ireland, situated in this seaside village, eight kilometres north west of Sligo town. The links are set out on one of the most scenic locations – bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Benbulben Mountain on the Northern skyline. Described by Peter Alliss as “a tremendous test for the highest quality player and great fun for the modern competitor”.

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Architect:        Harry Colt
No of Holes:    27        Par: 71
Facilities:         Practice Range, Hire Services: Clubs, Golf Carts, Buggies, Putting Green and Caddies
Travelling distance from Mount Falcon:         50miles                        By car:  1 hour

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PARKLAND COURSES.

Westport Golf Links
Westport
Co Mayo                    

Tel: 098 28262 

email: info@westportgolfclub.com
web:   www.westportgolfclub.com
 
Westport Golf Club, which played host to the 2002 Smurfit Irish P.G.A. Championship, is a magnificent 18 hole parkland course with breath taking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. A comfortable opening six holes allow the foundation of a solid round to be laid before the course steps up a gear with the newly shaped 7th hole.
This is quickly followed by the 8th which has also undergone major improvements,
with water front and right and a newly shaped green providing a challenge to all.
Finally, there is the 18th - the new feature hole at the Carrowholly course. This is a monster par 5 with water all the way up the right hand side culminating in another massive undulating green.
 
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Architect:        Fred Hawtree
No of Holes:    18        Par: 73
Facilities:         Practice Range                        

Hire Services: Clubs, Golf Carts, Buggies, Pitching Green, Caddies
Travelling distance from Mount Falcon:          32 miles          By car  

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 Ballina Golf Club,

Mossgrove    

Tel: 096 21050 

email:  ballinagc@eircom.net
Web:   www.ballina-golf.com
No of Holes:    18       
Facilities:         Golf Lessons       

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Claremorris Golf Club.
Claremorris Golf Club,
Castlemacgarrett,Claremorris,
County Mayo
Ireland
Tel: 094 9371527
Email: info@claremorrisgolfclub.com
Web:  www.claremorrisgolfclub.com
Claremorris Golf Club is an 18 hole parkland course designed by Irish International and Walker Cup player the late Tom Craddock Malahide who with Pat Ruddy also co-designed the world famous course at Druids Glen, Co Wicklow, host to the Irish Open on many occasions.Architect: Tom Craddock Malahide/Pat Ruddy
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No of Holes: 18  Par: 73 for the Championship course
Facilities:  2 Practise areas- Long game and Short game, Buggies and Trolleys for Hire, Junior Golf Academy, Pitching Green.
Travelling distance from Mount Falcon: 45 miles By car: 45 minutes

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Ballinrobe Golf Club
Cloonacastle,
Ballinrobe,
Co Mayo.
Tel: 094 954 1118
Email: info@ballinrobegolfclub.com
Web: www.ballinrobegolfclub.com

The Championship Parkland Golf Course at Ballinrobe Golf Club is considered by some, including Padraig Harrington, to be one of the finest in Ireland. Cloonacastle Estate, which dates back to 1238, became the new home for Ballinrobe Golf Club during its centenary year in 1995. A mature 300 acre estate provides the setting for an ever evolving, continuously maturing, magnificent championship parkland golf course. A 250 year old Estate House and some of its original farm buildings, have been carefully and tastefully renovated to provide modern clubhouse facilities.
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Architect:  Eddie Hackett
No of Holes: 18  Par 73
Facilities:   Club Teaching Professional floodlit, 12 bay covered Driving Range.
Travelling distance from Mount Falcon: 32miles By car: 35 minutes
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Caslebar Golf Club.
Rocklands,
Castlebar,
Co Mayo
 Tel: 094 9021649
Email:info@castlebargolfclub.ie
Web: www.castlebargolfclub.ie

 
Originally founded in 1910, Castlebar Golf Club underwent several transformations, the last being the total redesign to its current layout measuring 6,420 yards with 18 sand based greens and tees. The course offers a variety of holes, each with its own unique challenge.
Castlebar Golf Club is a friendly and welcoming club, with members and visitors alike made feel welcome. The course is open all year round with only the severest of weather impacting on the course. The clubhouse has been recently extended and refurbished to provide top-class facilities. 
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Architect:  
No of Holes: 18  
Facilities:   Practice putting green, Practice Chipping Green, Buggy and pull trolley hire.
Travelling distance from Mount Falcon: 32miles By car: 35 minutes

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Castle Dargan
Ballygawley
Co Sligo
Tel: 071 9118080
Email : golf@castledargan.com
Web: www.castledargan.com/golf
 
Home to a unique parkland Golf Course, designed by Darren Clarke.Castle Dargan Golf Resort is home to the Premier Parkland Golf Course in The North West of Ireland.Making the most of the natural ebb and flow of the Sligo estates grounds, Darren has woven eighteen beautiful golf holes through majestic trees, natural lakes, burns and around the ancient stone walls and ruins which dominate this romantic landscape. Golf at Castle Dargan is available to members, residents and visitors alike and will appeal to golfers of all abilities while providing a new golfing experiece in the North West of Ireland.
 
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Architect:  Darren Clarke
No of Holes: 18  Par: 72
Facilities:  Short Game Practice Golf Facility & Putting Green
Note: Golfers at Castle Dargan Resort are required to wear non metal spikes and we are happy to offer a spike replacement service.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Travelling distance from Mount Falcon: 43 miles By car: 55 minutes

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Mount Falcon , Foxford Road, Ballina , County Mayo
Tel: 00353 (0)96 74472   Fax: 00353 (0)96 74473   Email: info@mountfalcon.com
Sat Nav: North 54.059942 West -9.151697