Excellent hospitality & spectacular scenery awaits

The northernmost county of Ireland, Donegal unlike some of the more southern counties has quite a harsh rugged landscape, which lends itself well to some truly excellent golf layouts and helps the destination appeal to those golfers who want a bit of peace on their break. Links golf is the order of the day here with plenty of quality links courses located in Donegal, meaning lovers of this style, of course, will be in absolute heaven.

Why book a golf break in Donegal?

  • Low mountains & jagged coastlines
  • Start of The Wild Atlantic Way
  • Fabulous links courses
  • Golf and the 19th hole

Links courses with a twist

At the turn of the 21st Century, Donegal remained a relative unknown in the world of golf however that has quickly changed and now the northernmost county of Ireland is receiving the recognition it deserves for a superb array of top-quality links courses.

Two of the courses, golfers surely do not want to miss on their next golf break to Donegal is the Sandy Hills and Old Tom Morris courses found at the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Links. Both courses incorporate the wild landscapes into the course designs, meaning golfers can enjoy two courses that certainly befit the county of Donegal.

Why book a golf break in Donegal?

Donegal is the perfect destination for an Irish golf trip for many reasons. The area is quiet and the beaches are long and sandy, perfect for those looking the escape the business of everyday life. The area is home to a fantastic array of lovely, comfortable, affordable hotels and luxury resorts.

Golf breaks in Donegal may seem less conspicuous as a golfing destination compared to some of its neighbours to the south and east, but you can be assured that world-class service and spectacular natural scenery is in no short supply. What’s more, the locals who inhabit this stunning region will always provide you with a warm Irish welcome. It may be slightly remote, but the quality of the golf, scenery and hospitality make Donegal an unmissable experience for a golf tour or romantic weekend away.

Golf travel tips for Donegal

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

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Find the perfect base for your stay

When it comes to accommodation, we recommend you set-up base in Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links 4* for a true taste of traditional Irish hospitality. The hotel is steeped in history and offers a warm and friendly atmosphere for visitors to relax and enjoy themselves in comfort. The accommodation types range from Classic Rooms to Bayview Suites with commanding views of Sheephaven Bay, so there is something for everyone.

Alternatively, Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel & Spa 4* is another popular option. Set in its two-and-a-half-acre piece of land within Ballyliffin village, it offers stunning panoramic views of Malin Head and the Inishowen coastline. Just a sand wedge away are the two amazing courses at Ballyliffin Golf Club and each of the 40 rooms are elegantly furnished with several original artworks gracing the walls to make your stay that bit more special. The main dining experience is in the gourmet Holly Tree Restaurant that serves delicious locally sourced cuisine.

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