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County Sligo Golf Club

County Sligo Golf Club

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County SligoCounty SligoDescription: County Sligo or Rosses Point, as it is also
known by most golfers is one of the most spectacular west coast links in
Ireland. The course is situated near to the Dart Mountains and Drumcliffe Bay
which provide a beautiful view while playing the links. County Sligo is
considered to be a good opportunity to challenge the strategic of the players
as it has high and low grounds, cliffs, dramatic bunkers and unexpected
routings over the distinctive sections. The unique landscape and structure make
it a must play golf course.

Signature Hole: The 17th Hole 

The 17th  is a a very strict and long par 4 hole which
requires a very disciplined drive to the right hand side of the fairway just before
turning to the left to a sloop part. It does not accept short approaches as it
may throw the shot back toward the fairway.


The history of County Sligo Golf Club dates
back over a century ago, more specifically in 1894 when the club was
established. The golf course was designed on a land which was owned by the
famous poet and Nobel prize winner William Butler Yeats. The founding fathers
of the course were Lieutenant Colonel James Campbell, Harper Campbell Perry and
Arthur Jackson. It is believed that the officers played golf on this site laid
out by army personnel even before it was officially established as a golf
course.  The first nine holes were
designed by George Combe, the famous funder member of Golfing Union of Ireland
and the establisher of the first handicap system in1896. Couple of years later
the course was extended to 18 holes which were laid out by Captain William
Campbell. The redesigned links was opened in 1907. In the 20th century
the course hosted many Opens and Championships which were attracting famous players
such as Cecil Ewing, Joe Carr or Michael Edwards.


Playing County Sligo is a unique
experience. Here are some opinions what others think about the Course. “A
wonderful links in a spectacular picture-postcard setting”. “Surely one of the
most scenic courses in Ireland and also one its fairest and best test of golf”. 


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