The county of Fermanagh is the only one of Northern Ireland’s six counties that doesn’t have a boundary with Lough Neagh. Large bodies of inland waterways do play a large part in the county however and Fermanagh is widely regarded as Ireland’s equivalent of the Lake District in England due to its location in the River Erne basin.
For over a hundred years, until the Castle Hume course was established in the late 1990s, Fermanagh had been able to boast only one, solitary 18-hole layout in the entire county at Enniskillen Golf Club, which was founded in 1896. The arrival of the Faldo Championship course at the 5-star Lough Erne resort in 2009 has taken golf to an altogether new level in the county with the layout making an almost immediate impact on the Irish golf rankings. Indeed, it has already appeared in the Top 100 Great Britain & Ireland rankings with every sign that it will climb higher still.