Sandy Hills Course
Sandy Hills Golf Course overview
Very much the younger but tougher sibling of the original Old Tom Morris layout at Rosapenna, the Sandy Hills Links is a full-blooded Pat Ruddy design (famed for The European Club). Opened in 2003, this classic out-and-back links cuts through towering dunes and is constantly undulating, with nasty greenside pot bunkers and fast greens.
At close to 7200 yards off the tips, Sandy Hills is a great test of golf with spectacular scenery overlooking Sheephaven Bay and is consistently ranked amongst Ireland’s top 50 courses.
There are so many fantastic holes on this course with the best stretch between the 6th and 13th.
Did You Know?
Pat Ruddy was born in 1945 in Ballina, County Mayo. The many great Irish courses that he has designed or remodelled include Ballyliffin, Donegal, and Connemara, which are all along the country’s northwest coastline known as the Wild Atlantic Way. He lives at The European Club south of Dublin and is continuously upgrading that gem even today.
Accommodation near Sandy Hills Course
Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links
An excellent resort in a spectacular setting overlooking Sheephaven Bay in the very north of Ireland. Rosapenna offers 4-star accommodations and facilities with two 5-star golf courses onsite.
Ballyliffin Lodge, Hotel & Spa
Ireland’s most northerly 4-star hotel set amongst spectacular scenery on the Inishowen Peninsular. Ballyliffin Golf Club, the finest 36-hole links golf complex in the country is just 1 mile away.
Lough Eske Castle
The Lough Eske Castle offers stunning, luxury accommodation in County Donegal, allowing guests to step back in time whilst enjoying modern comforts and lavish designs from its recent refurbishment.
The Station House Hotel
The 3-star Station House Hotel in Letterkenny is a contemporary, family-run, boutique property. Great value for money and a perfect base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and golf in the North West.