Rosses Point Golf Club
Rosses Point Golf ClubCO SLIGO GOLF CLUB, ROSSES POINT, CO. SLIGO.

DESIGNER: Colt & Allison

YARDAGE: 6,645 yards

PAR: 71

SSS: 72


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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BALLYBUNIONBALLYLIFFEN BALTRAYCONNEMARA • DONEGAL
EUROPEANTHE ISLANDLAHINCHOLD HEAD
PORTMARNOCK GOLF CLUBPORTMARNOCK GOLF LINKSPORTSTEWARTROYAL COUNTY DOWNROYAL DUBLINROYAL PORTRUSHTRALEEWATERVILLE
 
PARKLAND
ADARECARLOWDRUID'S GLEN GALWAY BAYK CLUB KILLARNEY
MALONEMOUNT JULIETRATHSALLAGH