Destination Golf Ireland 2019 * - Page 114

Favourite Hole: The brutish par four 17th starts flat and then doglegs up and out of view to a steep green. Par it and the rest of your round matters little. What's in the Bag? Your driver will be well used on a course with lots of space. Co. Sligo A links which sits out at the end of Rosses Point, commanding sensational views over Drumcliff and Sligo bays, distant mountains and, most dominant of all, Benbulbin – the flat-topped mountain creates a daunting backdrop. And if the seting is majestic, then so too is the golf course. Laid out over a dunescape of contrasting rhythms, this is where the acclaimed Harry Colt created 18 intriguingly individual holes. Indeed, there are almost three courses in one, such are the changing landscapes: in places it is flat, in others it is bumpy and unpredictable and in still more it is steep, even mountainous. But they all combine beautifully and it is all on show from the tee. Work by Pat Ruddy is ongoing. 112