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24 people

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6 nights

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Top100 golf courses tour to Northwest Ireland


We’re thrilled to announce the first-ever Top100GolfCourses.com trip, arranged exclusively for passionate members of our community.  As you will see below, we have an incredible lineup of courses which comes to a crescendo at St. Patrick’s Links, the newest course from world acclaimed architect Tom Doak.

There are only 24 spaces available in total, with a handful of spots left for those interested in joining.  It’s first come, first served for this exciting first trip that will not only feature the incredible course line-up, great accommodations and luxury coach transfers as a group; but also dinners hosted by top 100 raters and owners of some of the courses we will be playing.  We’ll have some rounds where we play informal matches amongst the group, but there will certainly be a competitive element in there too over the week!  Awards and tee gifts are also included in the price.

Trip price is £4,200.00 for double-occupancy, and £4,895.00 for your own room. We will need to receive a 50% non-refundable deposit in order to secure your spot on the trip.

Day 1

1 Round at Enniscrone Golf Club

1 Round at Enniscrone Golf Club

Enniscrone Golf Club started out in life in 1918 as a modest nine-hole course. But it was the prolific Irish architect, Eddie Hackett, who put Enniscrone on the map, when, in 1974, he extended the layout to 18 holes. Donald Steel then extended the configuration to 27 holes by using new land and adjoining dunes. He also changed the original flat opening holes, which were out of keeping with the rest.

The main course now plots its way through the gigantic sandhills and across the folded rippled links land. Now, with 27 holes, there are a number of playing options but it seems fitting that the main course is now called Dunes (the third nine is called Scurmore).

Day 2

1 Round at County Sligo Golf Club

1 Round at County Sligo Golf Club

County Sligo – or Rosses Point, as it is better known – is an exhilarating west coast links, situated in the heart of Yeats country. W.B.Yeats won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.

County Sligo Golf Club started out with a nine-hole course, designed by George Combe (contriver in 1896 of the world's first handicap system), and opened for play in 1894. At the turn of the 20th century, Willie Campbell extended the course to 18 holes. The famous Colt and Alison partnership remodelled the course in 1927.

1 Round at Donegal Golf Club

1 Round at Donegal Golf Club

The Murvagh peninsula jutting out into Donegal Bay is the home of Donegal Golf Club. It’s an enchanting and isolated setting for a big links course. The panoramic view across the bay is sensational, with the Bluestack Mountains providing a dramatic backdrop.

The prolific architect, Eddie Hackett, laid out the course in 1973 and Murvagh is considered to be one of his finest creations. Hackett was given a naturally rugged and crumpled piece of links land to play with and he used it well to produce a monster championship-length layout. Thanks to Pat Ruddy, Donegal now measures a mighty 7,200 yards from the back tees and we recommend that they be left well alone for the pros or for the very low single figure handicappers.

Day 3

1 Round at Portsalon Golf Club

1 Round at Portsalon Golf Club

Portsalon Golf Club, more than 100 years old, enjoys an exceptional location between the superb beach of Ballymostocker Bay and the mountains of Knockalla. The course, formerly par 68, was lengthened, in particular on the back nine, by Pat Ruddy to reach its current status of par 72 of 5917 meters. As with all links,, you can expect surprising, lows and elevation changes as well as tricky breezes from the ocean. As for the other hazards, the bunkers are quite abundant but not too imposing, and the rough is kept quite short. In summary, Porsalon course is a pleasant resort golf course and is well worth the effort to reach the club.

Day 4

1 Round at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club

1 Round at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club

Narin & Portnoo has long been regarded as one of Ireland’s hidden gems. But with a significant restorative effort by the design team of Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner, don’t expect Narin & Portnoo to be hidden for long.

Set on an incredibly breathtaking strip of linksland along the Atlantic Coast in the Donegal region north-west Ireland, since 1905 Narin & Portnoo has been known to those seeking intriguing, inventive and unforgettable links golf.

1 Round at Cruit Island Golf Club

1 Round at Cruit Island Golf Club

100,000 welcomes awaits you at Cruit Island Golf Club. Set on the edge of the wild and rugged Atlantic ocean, next stop America, you will savour unrestricted panoramic views that will take your breath away. A true natural 9 hole links course, golf at its best, par 68, where every shot must be methodically thought out.

From the scratch golfer to the fresh beginner, you are guaranteed to enjoy our little piece of heaven, when you visit us at Cruit Island Golf Club. President Columba Bonner, Captains for 2021 Aidan O’Donnell and Marie McGonagle extend their welcome and wish you every enjoyment.

Day 5

1 Round at Rosapenna - Sandy Hills Links Golf Club

1 Round at Rosapenna - Sandy Hills Links Golf Club

The pretty fishing village of Downings lies on the edge of Sheep Haven Bay in the north of County Donegal. Donegal is rapidly becoming one of Ireland's best golfing destinations and the secluded Rosapenna is where the old meets the new. Golf at Rosapenna dates back to 1891, when Old Tom Morris set out the original holes on the Old Tom Morris course; running round the hotel, up onto the hill between the hotel and Mulroy Bay, then back into the valley that lies between the dunes and the beach. Harry Vardon upgraded this layout in 1906, then James Braid is said to have made design suggestions on his visits before Harry Colt created five new holes between 1911 and 1916.

The Sandy Hills links was conceived and it became clear to me that nine lovely old-fashioned links holes could be fitted into the low dunes between it and the road to make the Old Tom Links play on sand all the way. All but snatches of Eddie’s work was abandoned. Instead, there would be twenty-seven new holes!” Sandy Hills quietly opened for play in June 2003 and slowly, but surely, the golfing world began to recognise that this course is special.

1 Round at Old Tom Morris Links Golf Club

1 Round at Old Tom Morris Links Golf Club

Old Tom Morris, whilst visiting Lord Leitrim on his estate in 1891, is credited with the original design of Rosapenna's Old course. The original 18-hole Old Tom Morris course started on some raised land between the clubhouse and the hotel. Nine holes then ran along the low lying area beside Tramore beach before the remaining fairways ran away from the coastline, across the road, up and around a nearby hill, tumbling down again to the start.

In essence, Rosapenna now has a restored Old course where the modern Strand holes complement the original Old Tom Morris Valley holes in a layout that’s a blend of old-fashioned and contemporary, where design from the late 19th century spans more than a hundred years to meet the brave new modern golf world.</p>

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Day 6

1 Round at Ballyliffin Golf Club - Glashedy Links

1 Round at Ballyliffin Golf Club - Glashedy Links

Ballyliffin is Ireland’s most northerly golf club, located off Tullagh Point on the Atlantic edge of the Inishowen Peninsula. It’s difficult to pin a date on the earliest origins of the game of golf at Ballyliffin, but it is clear that the Ballyliffin Golf Club was founded in 1947. The Glashedy links is, however, much, much younger.

Day 7

2 Rounds at Rosapenna - St. Patrick's Links Golf Club

2 Rounds at Rosapenna - St. Patrick's Links Golf Club

In the past, golfers visiting Rosapenna might have wondered about the giant sand scrapes and barely visible outlines of fairways on a rugged piece of land that lies immediately to the south of the Old Tom Morris layouts.This was actually the remnants of a 36-hole facility developed by the Walsh family of Carrigart in the early 1990s, with the Maheramagorgan Links designed by Eddie Hackett and the Trá Mór Links laid out by assistant professional Joanne O’Haire. Early in the new millennium, Martin Hawtree was called in to suggest course improvements but his modifications were hardly in play before it was announced in late 2005 that both courses would be redesigned by Nicklaus Design as part of a €60 million project, involving the construction of a 5-star hotel and spa, up to two hundred luxury apartments, and a number of retail units.

Inclusions and exclusions:

This exciting trip includes: Accommodation and breakfasts, tee gifts and awards, luxury group transport throughout the trip and all listed tee times at the above courses. All other meals will be at extra cost however, we will have dinners hosted by Top100Raters and Course Owners.

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