Greenore - Louth - Ireland

Greenore Golf Club,
Greenore,
Co Louth,
Ireland


  • +353 42 9373121

  • Michael Mallie

  • Eddie Hackett

  • Robert Giles

Greenore is a traditional old course situated in the picturesque Cooley Peninsula at the foot of Slieve Foy on the shores of Carlingford Lough in County Louth. Golf has been played here for over 100 years; certainly since the golf club was established in 1896.

In 1899 the course was extended from nine to eighteen holes and a pavilion type clubhouse was constructed the following year. Many revered golfers, including the great triumvirate of Vardon, Braid and Taylor, have played here.

The course consists of a mixture of “links-like” and parkland holes framed by tall pine trees. Many improvements have been made over the years including the construction of three new holes which are referred to by the members as the “country holes.”

The signature hole on the card is the 139-yard, par three 14th, named “Pig’s Back” which is a real test of nerve from the elevated tee.

The Greenore club constructed a magnificent new clubhouse in 1994 and it is the perfect place to reflect on a round as the sun sets over the Mourne mountains.

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Description: Greenore Golf Club consists of a mixture of “links-like” and parkland holes framed by tall pine trees. Rating: 4.8 out of 6 Reviews: 5

This course might be the best value for the money, its a challenge that look easy, then bites you when you relax. The fairways are always in good shape and the greens are a challenge.. enjoy the view, and the clubhouse is wam and inviting. always a must play when im in ireland

5 / 6
Greenore
September 27, 2017


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I love this course. Even though I live not far from here I only played it for the first time this year - I have been back twice since. Lovely views, charming village, great holes and variety, excellent greens. Most of all its unique - way better than parkland but not links. If you get a chance play it - you won't be disappointed.

5 / 6
Greenore
June 28, 2016


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Pat Ruddy
June 30, 2016
It is always exciting to hear about Greenore. What a great place. A lovely game in a lovely and friendly club. Founded in 1896 by the London & Northwestern Railway Company. When the company sold the links at public auction in Dublin in 1954 the members bought all 120-acres for the snappy price of £2000. Early tournaments saw the winners of 18 British opens play here and so it was no surprise that it produced winners of its own all through the years starting with the the O'Hare brothers Pat,who was Irish champion, and his brother Peter who emigrated to the USA where they beat Vardon & Ray in a 1920 match and in 1922 Pat won the then significant North & South Open. When visiting stay and play at the lovel Ballymascanlon House Hotel a few miles out the Dundalk road, a course designed by yours truly and the late Tom Craddock, and just to tell you that Dundalk Golf Club boasts one of the best parkland courses you will ever want to play. Pat Ruddy
I have played Greenore on several occasions now. I'm surprised it's not rated much higher on the list. The 6th par 3 is one of the finest holes I've played. The elevated tees on the old train line for the 6th 7th 8th and 12th are amazing. I love the 2nd and 10th shared green. The 14th is a beast of a hole. The tee show on the 17th through trees 180 yards away is tough. I dont think i have played the same clubs on the par 3 two times in a row because of the changing wind. This is a course that makes you think. Well worth a visit.
5 / 6
Greenore
July 07, 2014


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A fairly sedate challenge, helped by decent length. Generous fairways and fairly large greens - Not that much of a test I thought - until I returned to play it on a windy day,In similar vein to links courses, it depends on high wind (A staple part of being on the coast of Ireland), to ignite an element of the brutal at times. A thoroughly enjoyable test with some simply stunning views across the bay and the mountains.
4 / 6
Greenore
September 24, 2013


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A very nice course to play. I've played it twice and found it in really good condition. Members and green staff are pleasant and a lot of really nice holes with picturesque views across the bay to Carlingford. I recommend playing it highly.
5 / 6
Greenore
January 05, 2008


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