Enniscrone Golf Club
Ballina Road,
Enniscrone, Sligo
Tel : +353 (0)96 36297 Fax : +353 (0)96 36657

Enniscrone, the IGTOA Golf Course of the Year in 2008, has hosted the Mens and Ladies Irish Close and the West of Ireland Championship. It is the host course of the Irish Close Championships in June 2009. This 27-hole complex and boasts some of the finest dunes to be found anywhere on a links course. Practice area and putting green, club, caddy and buggy hire available. Full bar and catering facilities available.

Off the R297,Enniscrone-Ballina road-13km from Ballina town-56km from Horan (Knock) Regional Airport 55km form Sligo Regional Airport.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 24 Aug 1998.

Course Details

Course Name: Enniscrone Holes: 18 Yardage: 6682 SSS: 72
Situated with a view of the Atlantic at Killala Bay, the course designed by Eddie Hackett has created a battery of interesting holes which will draw on most of your clubs to negotiate.

Bourn Golf Club is set in rolling countryside about 8 miles south of Cambridge. The course has many varied holes, with the added attraction of Bourn brook running through the course, most of the greens have been re-laid and will make it testing for both high and low handicap players.
For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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    sean p gallagher wrote on: Feb 5, 2010

    For anyone who wants to know Ballybunion is a great course, old and new, but Enniscrone does not suffer by comparison it is a hidden gem. However the last time I played there it was starting to appear on the big course circuit with many US visitors. You will find great dunes, if off line you may well need a lofted lay-up to carry them, friendly staff and stunning views, except for the development of hotel and houses close by the entrance.


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    Colm Doyle wrote on: May 23, 2005

    Fantastic what a wonderfull part of the world really enjoyed my golf there very tough and you need a extra club or 2 on each hole depanding on the wind of course. great staff and very accomadating will return


  • golf reservation

    Robert Fleming wrote on: Sep 28, 2004

    Inquiring about playing Enniscrone on Friday morning.There would be three possibly four of us Is there a tee time available and what are your greens fees.If we rented clubs what would the additional cost be.
    Would we be better off to bring our own clubs
    Thanking you in advance,
    Robert Fleming


  • Changes to Enniscrone

    John Gillis wrote on: Oct 27, 2003

    I played this course with friends in 1999 and in 2002. The main course was altered during 2000 or 2001 by: 1)adding a number of new holes near the beach; and 2) deleting some of the easier holes on the 18 hole course and incorporating the deleted holes into a "new" nine hole course.
    The reconfigured 18 hole course is as difficult as any course in the Republic of Ireland. The 18 hole course was in very good shape in 1999 and in 2002 and it's very easy on the eyes. The staff at Enniscrone are very friendly and the course is generally easy to get on. For anyone traveling to Ireland, who decides to play golf in County Mayo or County Sligo, Enniscrone is a "must play". However, you ought to leave your ego in the parking lot because this course is a bear.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Adrian Fergus 7/00

    Adrian Fergus wrote on: Jun 30, 2000

    I played Enniscrone during July 2000 along with Belmullet and Co Sligo. On the drive to the clubhouse, you will see the massive dunes at the end of the peninsula with emerald fairways snaking through them - I've never felt such anticipation ahead of a round. For me, the course takes off around 6 and 7, beautiful par4s along the estuary. At the classic par3 eighth you are really into the dunes, but the bewildering scale of everything hits you on the tenth tee - unanimously voted the hole of our tour - and it's less than 300 yards downhill! Play it and you'll see what I mean. At the end of the round, I wanted to go back and play it over and over for the rest of the day!
    Another highlight was number 16 with its really demanding uphill approach shot. The par3 17 gets a lot of plaudits too, but it's too hit and miss for me. Finally, the clubhouse served the best Guinness of our trip, 'though it was always going to taste sweet after a round here.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Brian Shinners, Co. Meath 05/00

    Brian Shinners, Co. Meath wrote on: Apr 30, 2000

    If you happen to have a good day like I did when I played here then you will retain very fond memories of the place.
    As above have said the first 4 aren't the greatest, nor do I think is #18. Many of the par 4's are gems and I really like the par 3 17th as well. Superb greens as well.
    Lovely course, well worth the effort.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Paul Westland hdcp.13 02/00

    Paul Westland hdcp.13 wrote on: Jan 31, 2000

    First played this Eddie Hackett marvel in 1997, and am still shaken by the experience. The holes gradually unfold into a dramatic symphonic crescendo through the blessed dune-lands, which from the opening four or five holes appears on the horizon like the Pyramids at Giza. In the golden light, it is difficult to concentrate on the golf at hand, but you shall, because you realise you are in the holy land! Numbers 8,9,10, and especially 16, stand out as remarkable.
    The welcome we received in the clubhouse (after playing with a member), was warm, memorable, and genuine! The village of Enniscrone will charm you as well. Wonderful pubs!


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Micheal Mackinaw, hdcp 7 01/00

    Micheal Mackinaw, hdcp 7 wrote on: Dec 31, 1999

    I played this course in 1988, or at least I think it was this course. I have a hat that my dad bought for me and says 'Co. Sligo' on it. I remember it being right beside the ocean, what an awesome course it is.....breath taking. I am trying to find a scorecard of this course to add to my collection. I have never played a course like that before and
    probably not until I go back to Ireland. Now I live in Hawaii and originally from Virginia. I am also interested in buy some memorabilia from the course. I was 17 when I went to Ireland and how I so desire to return


      • RE: Europe Golf courses reviews Micheal Mackinaw, hdcp 7 01/00

        K COYLE wrote on: Jan 13, 2005



  • Europe Golf courses reviews James Allen h'cap 15 10/99

    James Allen h'cap 15 wrote on: Sep 30, 1999

    Simply magnificent. The first three holes lull you into a false sense of security and from then onwards it bites your head off. From the fifth hole onwards you are faced with some of the most intimidating drives you can imagine. 9, 13 and 16 just make you want to dry. You come off the course shell-shocked but certain that you have played one off, if not the best golf has to offer.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Simon.W.J.Sutcliffe 05/99

    Simon.W.J.Sutcliffe wrote on: Apr 30, 1999

    I believe the statement by Martin Heffernan:- 'Best course in the world' is woefully inadequate, and does not do the course justice.
    I believe :- 'Best course in the universe' would be a more apt description.
    I have taken two tours across to Ireland in the past year, one of 4 and one of 8, and am returning in June this year with a party of 10. All of the attendees have now played Enniscrone and rate it with the best courses that the world can offer.
    To coin a phrase, it is the Jekyll and Hyde of Golf. The front 9 would appear to let you off lightly, leaving you with only a handful of pars. The back nine bites your head off and uses up what handicap you may have and a bit more! - But what a thrill!
    Anyone who can play the 9th and not say 'Wow!' or the 16th and say 'Help!', are not true golf lovers. In fact, I am not doing the course justice by highlighting only two holes. It is the course to play.


      • RE: Europe Golf courses reviews Simon.W.J.Sutcliffe 05/99

        Tom O'Donnell wrote on: May 7, 2006

        You call Enniscrone "best course in the universe". What other Ireland courses have you played? I am planning a trip to Ireland for 12 people and I would like to play in the Northwest but some of my group will want to know how Enniscrone compares to Ballybunion, Lahinch, Tralee, Waterville,Royal County Down, Royal Portrush,etc.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Martin Heffernan 02/99

    Martin Heffernan wrote on: Jan 31, 1999

    Best course in the world.


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