Donegal is a big course in a great location, bring your A game ! We played mid Sunday afternoon in intermittent sunshine and a 2-4 club wind. The first is a gentle opener along the driving range, after that the course bares its teeth and never really relents until the well appointed 19th. As with every other course we've played in Donegal this is long. Since the course was busy by Donegal standards (read populated, on a fine ish Sunday afternoon we had to wait on about 7 shots) we elected to play off the 6600 yds or so Orange tees and it was very hard for 10/12 handicap players. However, it was never less than fun with absolute stand outs like the par 5 8th with its steepling roller coaster fairway amongst the biggest and best we've played, up there with the likes of Royal Aberdeen, Machrie and Perranporth. If you don't have a handicap from these parts forget your gross, if you get 30 points congratulations !
Date: April 23, 2018