Unmatched beauty and sensational golf awaits
Sligo, which translates to 'Shelly River' in Gaellic, is an historic coastal seaport and second largest city in the north west behind Galway. Nestled between three sets of mountains, Lough Gill and the Atlantic Ocean, it is one of the most picturesque places in all of Ireland.
Along with such rugged coastal beauty comes wonderful links golf courses, with Rosses Point (County Sligo), Enniscrone and Donegal being the three big names locally.
Why book a Sligo golf vacation?
- Beautiful and historic coastal seaport
- Close to 3 incredible championship links courses
- Tour the ancient ruins and Megalithic cairns
- Spectacular surrounding scenery
- Enjoy The Yeats Society and memorial building
- Pristine beaches and crystal clear Atlantic Ocean
What makes golf in Sligo so special?
Set among towering dunes and the rugged Irish coastline, there are few more spectacular settings than Sligo in which to play golf. Less than an hour in opposite directions from the town are Enniscrone, on the spectacular Bartragh Peninsula, and Donegal which is very reminiscent of Muirfield in Scotland.
Nearer to Sligo is the magnificent Rosses Point (County Sligo), a Harry Colt design, and the historic hidden gem at Strandhill Golf Cub. For those that want to venture further afield, we highly recommend a day trip to Carne Golf Links, which designer Eddie Hackett regards as his greatest achievement alongside Waterville in south west Ireland.
Play the best golf courses in Sligo
Gateway to the North West
Sligo is the ideal destination for a relaxing golf vacation. A world away from the hustle and bustle, experience golf in its purest form and for a fantastic price. A trip to Sligo offers a slice of true Ireland with incredible scenery, friendly locals and five-star hospitality, not to mention the spectacular links golf courses situated along this section of the Wild Atlantic Way.
International access is best through either Dublin or Shannon which are an equi-distant 135 miles away (2hours and 30mins by car).
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Where to stay in and around Sligo
We have plenty of great accommodation options in and around Sligo, with the Glasshouse Hotel being the only four-star option downtown. Shaped like a glass ship in a dock and towering dramatically over the Garavogue River, guests are treated to jaw dropping views.
Out of town and onsite at Strandhill Golf Club is the Strandhill Lodge & Suites, which overlook the beautiful bay in the shadow of Knocknarea. Alternatively, an hour south west of Sligo is the magnificent Mount Falcon Estate, which is on the west bank of the River Moy set in 100 acres of peacful woodlands.