County Sligo Golf Club
|Red (W)||76||5325 meters|
|Blue M: 73.9/129||407||330||591||180||512||456||453||481||176||3586||462||479||541||177||457||407||214||500||414||3651||7237|
|White M: 72.1/121||371||299||571||164||487||396||437||431||153||3309||394||402||524||164||392||392||191||421||384||3264||6573|
|Green M: 69.7/119 W: 73.7/126||371||293||553||164||476||366||437||409||153||3222||388||394||514||153||392||385||162||411||361||3160||6382|
|Red M: 68.2/115 W: 72.2/122||379||281||455||135||463||347||406||378||106||2950||372||343||472||145||375||373||147||373||330||2930||5880|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Was a great treat, especially on a long day
We had played 18 at Enniscrone earlier in the day so this was the second 18 and we were tired. It was a great walk and fairly easy on the legs, which was going to make us give it good marks regardless.
But the layout was neat and I loved how well maintained the grounds were. There were sharp, solid contours and the greens were terrific. The views were especially beautiful too and you could see how vast that part of the country was from many of the tee boxes. In fact, photos don't quite do some of the views justice.
A perfect way to cap a long, 36-hole day.
Memorable back nine
On the back end of a 36-hole day, County Sligo was the perfect course to play. Though the front nine wasn’t particularly memorable (save for the dramatically downhill tee shot on the par-5 fifth), the course really opens up around the turn. Both of the back-nine par 3s are spectacular, and if you can push your match to the final few holes (sigh), then you’ll be in for a treat with the watery 15th, windy 16th, brutal 17th and blind 18th. A really solid track, made even better if it’s 70 and sunny, like it was for us.
Superb condition, knowledgable staff!
A fantastic links along the Wild Atlantic Way...with views, undulating greens and some great par three holes.
Staff were friendly and helped out with additional hire sets. The Guinness in the bar is also great.
The view of Rosses Point from the 12th/13th is awesome. The team at the American Golf store - located on site - were also very helpful. Worth a visit. If short on time there’s a smaller nine hole course and a driving range 5 minute walk from the reception.
Course nice. Greens sucked
When booking our tee times we were not informed that they had just punched the greens. Nice course with great views but it sure would have been nice if they told us about the greens and perhaps offered some compensation for this. Frankly the greens detracted seriously from enjoying the course.
Arrived at the course around 8.30am for a 9am tee time. When I arrived there was a course closed sign up...disaster since I had driven 3 hours to get there. Pro shop was closed for the winter months but club manager assured me that the course would open within an hour (frost delay). He kindly gave me a range token and asked me to come back in 45 minutes to get an update. Practice facilities are superb!
Right enough the course was fit for play when I returned from the range. It truly is a spectacular piece of links land - the views are spectacular and the layout is superb. Some real dramatic tee shots from high to low early on in your round. Would say you have to make your score on the front 9 with the back 9 being the tougher of the two. 3 hours 10 minutes for the round and a nice pint after.
Can't recommend Rosses Point highly enough.