Donegal Golf Club
A vast and pure links test
A lot of great courses have a hook, an elevator pitch of why they’re essential. St. Andrews is the home of golf and Augusta is home of the Masters and Amen Corner. In Ireland, Ballybunion is the rugged windswept course at one with nature, hugging the coast. But is it essential to boil down a great course into a few words? At first glance Donegal, in the northwest of Ireland, doesn’t jump off the page as extraordinary. It’s just a big and challenging pure links course with roller coaster fairways that wind between dunes along the sea. It’s not flashy, but it is special. There are so few courses like this around the world.
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
April through July are the driest months, while the warmest temperatures can be found June through September. April through October is a fine time to play, with May-July being your best bet.
Note: students under 23 can play for less.
Greens fees last verified January 2020. View them on donegalgolfclub.ie
Visitor Tee Times
Rentals & Caddies
Clubs are available to rent for €35.
Pull carts are available for €3.
Golf carts are €40.
Other Things To Know
Year Built: 1959
Architects: Eddie Hackett designed the current course in 1976, with later additions by Pat Ruddy.