|CO SLIGO GOLF
CLUB, ROSSES POINT, CO. SLIGO.
DESIGNER: Colt & Allison
YARDAGE: 6,645 yards
|The County Sligo Golf Club, better
known in Ireland as Rosses Point, lies literally in the shadow of the great Benbulbin
Mountain. Ever since its creation in 1894 by Colt & Allison, it has belonged to the
ranks of the best of Championship courses and every year, since 1923, it has been the
scene of the Irish Amateur Championships.
From nearly every point there are breathtaking views of the mountains, the sea and the almost endless hilly countryside surrounding the County Sligo Course. The length of the course is 6,645 yards, and a round of its 18 splendid holes is a memorable experience for anyone. It extends along the cliffs overlooking the sea, and the fairways are considered the most undulating in Ireland. The charm of this course was immortalised by the poet W.B. Yeats who dedicated a poem to the wonderful view from the 3rd tee (a par 5 over 500 yards in length).
However, the golfer should not become too enthralled by this beauty as he will need every ounce of his concentration to overcome the very difficult 'Greenland' (1st hole), 'Ewing's Profile' (7th), 'Cast a Cold Eye' (9th), 'Mahon's Burn' (14th) and 'Christy's Farm' (18th), if he wishes to be pleased with his performance at the end of the round.
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