Donegal Golf Club

Donegal, Ireland

 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.




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Course Layout

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What To Know

Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Donegal is open year around, weather permitting.

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. 






Greens Fees



Greens Fees

January €50
February €50
March €50
April €100
May €130
June €130
July €130
August €130
September €130
October €100
November €50
December €50

Note: students under 23 can play for less.

Greens fees last verified January 2020. View them on

Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Donegal seven days a week.

Book a tee time.

Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are available May through September for €40. You must book them at least 48 hours in advance.

Clubs are available to rent for €35.

Pull carts are available for €3.

Golf carts are €40.

Practice Facilities
Donegal has a putting green, short game practice area with two bunkers, and a driving range.
Other Things To Know

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Year Built: 1959

Architects: Eddie Hackett designed the current course in 1976, with later additions by Pat Ruddy.