Enniscrone Golf Club – Jewel of the West

One of my favourite golf courses in Ireland is Enniscrone Golf Club. And it’s easy to see why. Fantastic location on the west coast of Ireland and some of the most spectacular links golf holes you’ll find anywhere. The stretch of holes from 11 home to the Clubhouse in particular are absolutely amazing and what links golf is all about!

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Enniscrone have some great competitions and events coming up over the next few months, and at great rates too!! Their Open Week starts on Monday 23rd June and runs until Friday 27th with green fees during those few days only €30 per person! Some sponsors for the week’s competitions include The Ice House Hotel & Spa; Hollister ULC; Mount Falcon Hotel and the Diamond Coast Hotel. For more information call 096-36297 or email enniscronegolf@eircom.net.

July is a busy month for Enniscrone and also Carne & County Sligo with the Atlantic Coast Golf Challenge and also the Social Media Links Challenge coming to these tremendous three tests of links golf either end of the month. First up is the Atlantic Coast Golf Challenge which takes place from Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th July, this is a Team of 3 event with an Individual Competition also on during the 3 days. The entry fee is a mere €139 per person or €70 for Members. Next up in late July is the Social Media Links Challenge, this will be a Team of 2 Tournament with an entry fee of also €139 per person. 1st Prize will be a 4 day golfing holiday to Pestana in Portugal for the winning team (flights not included) through Tournament Partner, Golf Voyager. If you have any queries on this event you can email smlinkschallenge@gmail.com.

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In September, from Monday 1st – Thursday 4th, Enniscrone will join Donegal GC, Bundoran GC & Strandhill in hosting the West Coast Challenge in a 3-person Team Event played over these 4 course in 4 days. More great value here, only €130 per golfer! For further details check out www.westcoastchallenge.info.

Enniscrone are also part of the Sligo Links Golf Pass where you can play County Sligo GC, Enniscrone & Strandhill for just €139!! Other fantastic deals through Enniscrone Golf Club include Overseas Membership for just €300 per annum which includes a 50% discount on green fees at Portrush, Portstewart, Co Sligo, Carne, Donegal, Nairn & Portnoo, Rosapenna, Ardglass, Ballyliffin and Connemara. You can also avail of Overseas Life Membership for only €4,000 for over 55s, €6,000 for under 55s and also Husband & Wife.

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Check out Enniscrone this year and you’ll enjoy one of the finest links courses in the country. Give them a follow on twitter too if you’re a tweeting golfer, you can find them @EnniscroneGolf!

Druh Cup – Monday 16th June

The fantastic golf brand, Druh Belts & Buckles, are holding their Inaugural Druh Cup Tournament on Monday 16th June at the Ballesteros Course at the Heritage in County Laois. This promises to be a fantastic day out with each player receiving a Druh Belt, Druh Polo Shirt & Goodie Bag along with Breakfast Bap on arrival (always a favourite of mine at the Heritage) and Buffet Dinner after golf. A team of 4 is just €300 per Team which is wonderful value!

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Druh’s designs in classic black and browns and funky pastels and metallics have fast become the professionals’ style secret, with the likes of Lee Westwood, John Daly, Robert Karlsson, Paul McGinley and Thongchai Jaidee joining 100s of European and Asian Tour players, as well as LPGA and LET players, in choosing Druh belts.

The tournament format is a 4-person team event with 2 scores to count on holes 1-8 and 10-17 and 3 scores to count on holes 9 & 18. There are some awesome prizes on offer for the Team Competition with a Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin to compete for too, each player will also get the chance to Beat the Pro, Gary Murphy, on one of the Par-3s on the day.

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For entry details please email druhbeltsirl@gmail.com or you can tweet them @DruhBeltsIrl!

Castleknock Scratch Cups

Castleknock Golf Club are delighted to announce that they will be hosting their first annual Junior and Intermediate Scratch Cups on Sunday May 18th. Fantastic Prizes will be on offer and the winners of each Scratch Cup will receive a Silver Trophy which their name will be engraved upon.

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The entry fee is just €30 which includes a post round main course dinner in the Clubhouse. Bookings can be made over the phone by calling 01-6408736 and  can also book online, CLICK HERE!

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Check out Wonderful Waterford Castle GC

My good friend Eamonn O’Donnell (don’t hold that against him!!) recently took over the reigns at Waterford Castle GC as Director of Golf and things have certainly been happening in this sunny South East golf club since. They have a packed schedule of events for Masters week and you can be a part of the action!

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Masters week schedule at Waterford Castle GC is as follows:

Thursday 10th April: 3 Person Team Event, Members €5 Visitors €20

Friday 11th April: 4 ball, Members €5 Visitors €20

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th April: 36 Holes Singles Stableford. Win your very own Green Jacket! Members €10 Visitors €40

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Society Challenge 2014 at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort for 2014 launched “The Society Challenge” recently as well. This event will pit societies against each other with the winner of each of the 5 qualifying rounds going through to the grand finale to be played on Friday 13th June 2014.

The following are the Qualifier dates

Dates – Thursday 8th May; Wednesday 14th May; Friday 23rd May; Saturday 31st May & Thursday 5th June

Grand Final will be on Friday 13th June

Rules for the Society Challenge

Each society consists of 12 players

The best 8 scores accumulated to give the Society’s overall team score ( Stableford Points)

All golfers must have a valid GUI & ILGU card

Overall Prize

Along with prizes at each qualifier, the overall prize for the winning society will include the following

  •         6 Months use of Waterford Castle Golf Club & its Facilities
  •         A round of Golf at the Heritage Golf Club, Killenard, Co Laois, with breakfast

Runners Up

A complimentary Society day for 20 golfers with a main course during the 2014 season

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You can book your tee times for Waterford Castle’s Master’s week events or the Society Challenge by contacting Eamonn O’Donnell, Director of Golf, via email on golfdirector@waterfordcastle.com or by phoning 051 871633. Eamonn is also on twitter @eamonnodgolf for those who want to annoy him there!

Enniscrone Golf Club – Early Season Offers

Enniscrone Golf Club is one of my favourite courses in Ireland, and therefore the World! It is a true gem of a links course and has some of the most spectacular golf holes over its 18-hole layout.

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They have some great early season offers at the moment. For the month of March 2 Players can play The Dunes Championship Course for only €80 including Golf Buggy and for Month of April 4 players can play The Dunes Championship Course for €200 to include Tea/Coffee on arrival, Round of Golf and a Main Course after play!

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The Enniscrone Golf Club Open Week also starts on June 23rd. You can contact Christina on 096-36297 to book any of the above offers or to get more details about their Open Week. There are some fantastic Membership offers available too, so much so I’ll be considering Country Membership while I am in Ghana!! One fantastic membership deal is a new 1st year Full Membership for only €266!! This deal applies to ladies or gents that have not been a member of a golf club for at least 5 years, that’s one helluva way to get back into golf if you’ve taken a break from the game or take up the game itself.

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Make sure to give the code TKSD to avail of their great early season offers! You can check out the Enniscrone Golf Club website for some more great photos, further details on their 2013 offers, membership packages and all what you wanted to know about this superb golf course on Ireland’s west coast.