Sligo

County Sligo sits on the west coast of Ireland and it’s one of Connacht’s five constituent counties. Poet and playwright W.B. Yeats spent many of his formative years in County Sligo and the rugged landscape in this part of Ireland was the inspiration for much of his work, evidenced by one of Yeats’s last poems, “Under Ben Bulben”.

County Sligo Golf Club – better known to many as Rosses Point – is, appropriately enough, the oldest and most prestigious club in the county. Formed in 1894, the club affiliated to the GUI eight years later and its Championship course has played host to a wide range of regional, national and international tournaments down the years.

Since 1923, County Sligo has been the venue for the West of Ireland Amateur – an event dominated during its first half century by Cecil Ewing, Joe Carr and John Burke – and it has also been used for a combined total of almost twenty Cups & Shields Finals and Irish Close Amateur competitions. The Home Internationals were also held here in 1991 and 2011.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Sligo

County Sligo (Championship)

1st Sligo - Best in Area

County Sligo Golf Club – or Rosses Point, as it is better known – is an exhilarating west coast links, situated in the heart of Yeats country.

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Description: County Sligo Golf Club – or Rosses Point, as it is better known – is an exhilarating west coast links, situated in the heart of Yeats country. Rating: 5.1428571428571 out of 6

Enniscrone (Dunes)

2nd Sligo - Best in Area

The location is ravishing; Enniscrone Golf Club is set on a promontory, which juts out into Killala Bay at the mouth of the Moy Estuary.

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Description: The location is ravishing; Enniscrone Golf Club is set on a promontory, which juts out into Killala Bay at the mouth of the Moy Estuary. Rating: 5.5121951219512 out of 6

Strandhill

3rd Sligo - Best in Area

Between the Atlantic and Knocknarea Mountain lies Strandhill Golf Club. Described by Christy O'Connor Senior as "the hidden jewel of the West".

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Description: Between the Atlantic and Knocknarea Mountain lies Strandhill Golf Club. Described by Christy O'Connor Senior as "the hidden jewel of the West". Rating: 4.6 out of 6

Castle Dargan

4th Sligo - Best in Area

Laid out in the heart of “Yeats Country,” the golf course at Castle Dargan Golf Resort is the result of a collaboration between established Irish architect Patrick Merrigan and fledgling designer, Darren Clarke.

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Description: Laid out in the heart of “Yeats Country,” the golf course at Castle Dargan Golf Resort is the result of a collaboration between established Irish architect Patrick Merrigan and fledgling designer, Darren Clarke. Rating: 4 out of 6