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The Northwest Swing


This is rugged Irish Links Golf at its best, along the beautiful North Western coastline.

 

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The Northwest Swing

This is rugged Irish Links Golf at its best, along the beautiful North Western coastline.

The Northwest Swing is based around North Mayo, Sligo and South Donegal. This part of the country has some great Links courses that would not have the worldwide recognition of some in the Southwest, but none the less offer a spectacular challenge and some amazing scenery. This is a part of Ireland with which I’m very familiar having lived for a time in Westport, and is well worth a visit

Prices from

€1229.00 per person

Includes all green fees and hotel accommodation, based on twin room occupancy. Single room supplement €80.00 per night.

Golf Courses

County Sligo Golf Club

County Sligo Golf Club is located 8km from Sligo town in the picturesque seaside town of Rosses Point. One of the country’s oldest Golf Clubs, it annually hosts the West of Ireland Championship, one of the four major events on the Irish Amateur Golf scene. A stunning location, the course hugs the rugged coastline in the shadow of Ben Bulben, one of the most recognisable mountains in Ireland. The views around the 12th and 13th, looking out over the bay, are some of my favourites.

Strandhill Golf Club

Strandhill is one of our favourites, as it surely fits into the category of Hidden Gems. Located in the seaside town of Strandhill, famous for its surfing and large sand dunes, the course hugs the shoreline offering a terrific challenge to your Golf game. I love the undulating fairways here at Strandhill, sometimes the easiest shot becomes the trickiest, with a slight hanging lie.

Enniscrone Golf Club

Amongst the finest and most challenging traditional Irish Links courses, Enniscrone began in 1918 as an unrefined 9 hole course near a seaside village. Today, Enniscrone offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the Par 73 Dunes Championship Course. I’ve seen massive change and improvement here in the last twenty years and is one of my favourite stretches of links land anywhere in Ireland.

Narin and Portnoo Golf Club

Situated on the North Western coastline of County Donegal, Narin and Portnoo is a real hidden gem. Running alongside the beautiful beach in the holiday town of Portnoo, this rugged Links course is a real joy to play. From my first visit here for their Pro Am in 1984, I have always loved going back and have watched the course evolve greatly over the last two decades. A fun Golf course.

County Donegal Golf Club

The Murvagh Links is without doubt one of Irelands finest. Located just South of Donegal Town, it hugs the rugged coastline of Donegal Bay and offers some of the most beautiful scenery to be found on the West coast. A real challenge, Murvagh is a course that is consistently loved by many of our clients and one which I love too.

Hotels

The Central Hotel, Donegal Town

The Central Hotel is located on The Diamond, in the centre of beautiful Donegal Town. The hotel restaurant has magnificent views over the harbour and out into Donegal Bay, and is a very short stroll from all the bars and restaurants in the town. There is some stunning cycling to be found along this stretch of The Wild Atlantic Way and the hotel is also close to the majestic Links at Donegal Golf Club.

The Sligo Park Hotel

Located on the South side of Sligo Town, the Sligo Park is an ideal venue for the four Golf courses of the North West Swing. Within walking distance of the town centre, where you can enjoy the lively bars and restaurants on offer in Sligo.

The Intinerary

The Northwest Swing is ideal in that all five of our Golf Courses are in easy reach of both hotels in the region. This part of the country has fantastic water sports available, so if this is your thing or you just want to test the water as they say, just let me know and we can build on to your itinerary. As we say about all these tours, they are suggested itineraries and your itinerary is our itinerary, so check out the “Build your own tour” section, pick out your wish list and we can make it happen.

Itineraries

6 Day Tour

  • Day 1. Arrive into Sligo Town and overnight in the Sligo Park Hotel X 5 nights
  • Day 2. Play Golf at Donegal Golf Club.
  • Day 3. Play Golf at County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point.
  • Day 4. Play Golf at Enniscrone Golf Club.
  • Day 5. Play Golf at Strandhill Golf Club
  • Day 6. Depart the Northwest.

7 Day Tour

  • Day 1. Arrive into Donegal Town and overnight at The Central Hotel X 2 nights
  • Day 2. Play Golf at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club.
  • Day 3. Play Golf at County Donegal Golf Club, overnight at the Sligo Park Hotel X 4 nights.
  • Day 4. Play Golf at County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point.
  • Day 5. Play Golf at Strandhill Golf Club.
  • Day 6. Play Golf at Enniscrone Golf Club.
  • Day 7. Depart the North West.

Extra Day Activities / Places of Interest

Strandhill

The picturesque seaside village of Strandhill is the adventure capital of the North West. The stunning beach is a haven for water sports so why not add an extra day to your Tour to experience some surfing and sea kayaking. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, there’s something for you here. On my many visits to Strandhill Golf Club I always loved watching the surfers out in the bay riding those big waves.

Downpatrick Head

The sea stack known as Dun Briste can be seen at Downpatrick Head in North Mayo. It was separated from the mainland in 1393 as a result of high seas, and sits 63 metres by 23 metres. Here also you can see the spectacular Blowhole known as Poll Na Seantaine with its subterranean channel to the sea. Again the scenery here is rugged and breathtaking.

Sea Kayaking

The waters along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, particularly in the North West, are absolutely perfect for all form of watersports, especially sea kayaking. With its many inlets and caves along the rugged coastline, the Wild Atlantic Way offers trips for experienced kayakers and anyone who just wants to get on the water and sea the spectacular coastline from the sea. A great fun way to spend a day.

The Northwest

North Mayo, Sligo and Donegal all have that special West of Ireland welcome for their numerous visitors. As you’ll find all along the Wild Atlantic Way, the lively restaurants and bars offer some amazing seafood and glorious pints of Guinness, and this region is no exception.

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