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Carne Golf Links

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Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6132 meters
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6132 meters
White 72 5825 meters
Yellow 72 5369 meters
Red (W) 73 4826 meters
Scorecard for Hackett Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.1/123 375 200 411 517 413 397 177 399 358 3247 509 363 328 527 145 400 168 436 541 3417 6664
White M: 70.7/121 364 163 405 506 358 388 168 394 350 3096 472 330 306 488 141 389 155 429 531 3241 6337
Yellow M: 69.2/117 351 151 330 495 296 339 137 381 297 2777 462 325 290 481 137 377 141 378 521 3112 5889
Red W: 67.1/113 349 137 284 408 288 273 132 354 271 2496 396 294 254 418 131 320 121 371 427 2732 5228
Handicap 10 16 4 18 12 2 14 8 6 15 5 13 9 11 3 17 1 7
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 35 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 37 72
Handicap (W) 4 14 10 16 12 8 18 2 6 15 3 5 11 7 1 17 13 9

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Architect Eddie Hackett (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Laser
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Normal GUI/ILGU dress code applies. The following are not permitted: tee-shirts (collarless and/or sleeveless) shorts, (tailored shorts may be worn).

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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Wild and crazy links on the Wild Atlantic Way

Tom Coyne said this was his favourite course on the island; many agree with him that it’s the best. It’s surely a beauty that I will visit again, I’m not sure about the best, but up there.
All three 9s seemingly have the same approach to design – they found these crazy dunes, cut the grass and put flag in the midst of a quasi-flat spot. The course is wild - up and down, left and right, blind shots off the tee and to the green, and plenty of challenge. Land your ball in the wrong spot and you’ll have a blind shot up a dune that seems as tall as Toronto’s skyline. The rough is tough, but not as wild as some; the fairways seemed a touch more forgiving than other courses. Views near the ocean and from the many high points on the course are amazing – those dunes are tall and provide panoramic vistas that mean you don’t care where your shot ends up.
Hacket course (opened 1993) – the original 18 – the front 9 is much more subtle and tame than the back. Anywhere else, it would be a spectacular 9 holes, but it’s followed by the back 9 and that makes it seem rather ordinary. The back 9 provides much more elevation changes, tougher shots, and greater views as it goes out along the ocean and into the highest point in the dunes.
Kilmore 9 (opened 2013) – this new 9 starts between the front and back and crosses the back 9 between and over the same tall dunes. The holes are wild and terrifying at times – the 213 yard par 3 7th has you teeing off from the top of a dune to a green a top the same dune, with only the walking path connecting the two. It’s not an island, but may as well be one – I wasn’t going to climb/fall down 30m of dune going after a ball.
Conditions on all three 9s were similar – not lush and green, but like all links very firm. The greens weren’t in the best shape – multiple grasses seems to have taken hold making putting tough at times.

If you're only doing 18, play the back 9 of the Hacket course and the Kilmore 9. [But really, you came all this way, play all 3.] Keep fueled up, the walk is a great workout that will give you your leg and glute workout for the day and completely justify the seafood chowder in the bar (best in Ireland).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Average weather

Find Carne Golf Links to prove your love of links golf

Only the most dedicated and determined Americans find Carne, a golf outpost in Gaelic-speaking country in the remote northwest of Ireland. My caddie told me (in English) there isn't another golf course within a half-hour's drive. There are no nearby highways, only narrow Irish roads. My decade-long pursuit to get to Carne was worth the wait. A three-club wind made for a perfect links experience. The Hackett course - the original 18 holes designed by legendary Irish architect Eddie Hackett - features a front nine framed by smaller dunes near the inland farm fields before diving into the massive sand hills overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the back. The par 3s - one uphill, one down - on this nine are glorious. These dunes, as big as any in Ireland, make walking and playing a formidable challenge coming home, even without the wind. I didn't get to play the new Kilmore nine, opened in 2013, but I explored it with a cart to take photos. It might be the best loop on the property, so be sure to play it, too.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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sailpgd
Commented On 2017-05-10T13:23:03.000+00:00

If you could only play one course would you choose to play Carne or Enniscrone? I am going to be in the area in June but will only have time to play one course.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Excellent weather

Awesome

Probably one of the greatest golf courses in the world, play it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

A true links course

Carne was a fantastic experience.In a natural setting next to the Atlantic.The staff and members were very friendly.For the most part I kept the ball in the fairway,trouble all around if you dont.The greens were fast and true.A lot of blind tee shots.Elevated tees and greens.Tough pin placements when I played. If your in Ireland its well worth the drive to Belmullet.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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