Lough Erne Resort - Faldo Championship Course

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4.9
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4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.9
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28 out of 28 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
Value
5.0
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5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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1 out of 1 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
Value
5.0
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5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.8
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 7167 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Lough Erne Golf Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7167 yards
Blue 72 6701 yards
White 72 6241 yards
Yellow 72 5686 yards
Red 72 5015 yards
Scorecard for Faldo Championship Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.9/131 367 342 196 550 197 595 396 478 637 3758 351 422 481 218 622 165 565 357 228 3409 7167
Blue M: 73.1/123 351 329 162 527 174 560 370 465 591 3529 321 402 448 203 580 148 544 327 199 3172 6701
White M: 70.7/121 325 294 131 504 153 535 339 439 568 3288 294 368 420 185 554 127 521 304 180 2953 6241
Yellow M: 69.2/117 284 280 108 468 121 488 301 416 541 3007 261 335 377 156 524 113 491 269 153 2679 5686
Red M: 66.1/111 W: 67.1/113 525 244 88 430 89 440 267 382 508 2973 223 300 327 139 455 86 418 246 121 2315 5288
Handicap 15 9 17 5 11 7 13 1 3 16 10 4 8 2 12 14 6 18
Par 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 5 37 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 35 72

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Golf Season Year round. High Season: May - September
Architect Nick Faldo (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Golf Academy at Lough Erne Resort"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.9
28

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Water Hazards 7
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 7

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course - Great Experience

Stayed and Played The Faldo Course over the weekend as a group of 6.

A great welcome in the Pro Shop to start the round

Everything well sign posted for someone that has not visited the resort before

The Course is easily the best parkland course in the country that I have played with every hole well designed for enjoyment even for a 18 handicapper like myself

Pint and Burger after the round was easily just as good

Accommodation and service was fantastic, I now understand the difference in 5* and 4*

Can't wait to return and do it again, and I might even bring the Mrs as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Everything from start to finish was top quality about the course and staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Lots of beautiful views to help ease your pain as you lose a lot of balls.. all jokes aside this is a really nice course that will challenge you. i really enjoyed playing it and would recommend to anyone who likes golf to play it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Glorious

4th time playing Lough Erne and the 1st time in good weather. The course was in wonderful condition, greens superb and given the good weather, the views breath-taking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic course but

Fantastic course but greens not coping with emerald isle weather very bumpy and slow other than that very enjoyable

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly but unacomadating staff

Enjoyed the coarse as usual,great condition,great layout,one of the best in the country ..However when we asked for a golf buggy we where told there where no available,even though we weren't teeing off to 3:40 late in the day and there where buggies down at the buggie store ,we where then told they where needed for Sunday!!Not a great start to our round,taking into account that darkness would be in by 7:45 ,as it was an overcast day..on the coarse we noticed staff scooting about on buggies,should paying guests not be better catered for ???

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Stunning Location but...

As you walk from the club house you are treated with an exception view over the lough in front of the hotel. This continues as you walk over the winding wooden bridge to the first tee. The first is a gentle hole which leads you up into a well crafted second, (don't forget to look back at the top of the second fairway), through the woods. The views from the 6th tee and the approach into the 10th green are worthy of gracing any golfers Facebook page. This in a nutshell is was this golf course offers; beautifully scenery. It does not however, offer a rewarding golfing experience. I am a fan of Faldo designed courses and I completely get what he has tried to achieve at Lough Erne. He has developed a championship course to test the pro’s and he has done this well. As an amateur I found it simply too overindulgent to the principle of challenging golf. I play off 2.7 and would dread to think how the 15 to 20 handicappers would fair around here. I found the course simply too punishing in many places. I love playing a course where you can stand on the tee and draw up a plan to make birdie. Here, the plan will be to avoid bogey and as resort course this is not what tourists are looking for. The greens are needlessly laden with humps and bumps that do nothing other than restrict pin positions. Even during my round I found a few pin positions that were questionable. I also walked around all the greens and found old pin positions that were placed in the most ridiculous of places; some on slopes! I suspect this is the main reason the course is not as busy as it could possibly be given the fantastic reputation (and deservedly so) of the attached hotel. Ultimately, this is a course which offers visiting golfers little in the way of golfing satisfaction. It is well worth visiting if you are in the area but not at the expense of some of it’s peers that are within a few hours drive.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Hard to beat

We got one of the best days of the year to play this stunning layout. Great variety of holes, and a great test of golf. Unfortunately the day we played, there was a large society of extremely slow golfers out before us, which made the round very slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

As good a coarse as any

This Faldo layout is a must play in Northern Ireland. Using golf now you can get a great value green free to play what is one of the best coarses I have played,ranging from sawgrass to old head of kinsale. Anyone can be challenged as the tee's vary greatly in length. With a great hotel and food I would recommend to play two rounds and stay. I cannot say enough about this coarse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great setting. Bit pricey

Love the course. In good condition and great views. A bit to expensive to play often but worth a round once in a while

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Perhaps Northern Irelan'd's best parkland course

Lough Erne was stripped of its chance to host the 2017 Irish Open, but that's not because of the quality of the course or the resort. It's all top class.

Portstewart was the beneficiary of the European Tour's decision to move the event to a links course. Lough Erne hopefully gets a second chance down the road. It's every bit the challenge any golfer could want and its lakeside holes would look spectacular on TV someday.

Players heading to the first tee pass by a statue of Sir Nick Faldo, the architect better known as a six-time major champion and TV analyst.

His routing climbs to a high ridge at the sixth tee, providing beautiful views of the lake to the right and the resort to the left. Rory McIlroy drove the 396-yard seventh green miraculously without finding the water. Five dramatic lake holes on the back nine (nos. 9-10 and 16-18) end the experience in style.

Traveling golfers are like the European Tour - they lean toward choosing links golf - but Lough Erne is a worthy detour. It ranks right up there with Adare Manor and the K Club as the Emerald Isle's top parkland course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best course

Even for playing in March this has to be the best course I have played yet. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course was stunning, just a pity the weather wasn't great and was quite wet under foot. Looking forward to playing it in the Summer in better conditions

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

Great Course

Lovely course.

Very well presented and the greens were very true.

Enjoyed it and will definitely be back.

Well worth a visit!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A PLEASURE TO PLAY

Lough Erne was a joy to play. The course was in immaculate condition with fairways very well drained and the greens running true. A playable course if you pick your tees correctly and a steal at £27 on GolfNow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

BOOK NOW!

What a setting for a golf course, I have played golf all over the world and this is 1 of the most picturesque course I have ever had the pleasure of playing. The weather wasn't great but yet we still managed to appreciate the true beauty of this wonderful course. If you are a beginner playing of the red tees or a pro playing of the black tees this course will give you a great challenge. I wish I could play this course every week and can't wait to book again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Valid dates: Feb 11, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
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