County Louth Golf Club "Baltray"


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   County Louth Golf Club "Baltray" Est. 1892

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County Louth Golf Club or "Baltray" as it is also known, is home to an understated gem of a course. The layout will appeal equally to links golf aficionados and golfers simply wanting an enjoyable round on a wonderfully natural coastal golf course. This classic links layout, designed by Tom Simpson and Molly Gourlay, benefits from great routing, many excellent and testing holes, and a quiet and natural setting. The par-3s in particular are a real delight.

Baltray will continually keep you on your toes, steadily weaving its way through an impressive area of sand dunes, with generally good-width fairways guiding you onto the fast and sloping greens. Maintenance standards are generally good here, further contributing to the undoubted pleasures of an outing at County Louth.

Although not as endowed with inspiring ocean views as are many of Ireland's great links courses, Baltray nonetheless captures that natural, through-the-dunes style of golf, from which the game originates. A wonderful and authentic test, great enjoyment and lasting memories are all on offer, courtesy of this Irish gem.

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Making Contact

County Louth Golf Club
Baltray,
Drogheda, Co. Louth 
Ireland
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Office   +353 (0)41 988 1530
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +353 (0)41 988 1531

Email   reservations@countylouthgolfclub.com
Website   www.countylouthgolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Paddy McGuirk (PGA, Head Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Current layout by Cecil Barcroft (1914); substantially modified by Tom Simpson & Molly Gourlay (1938).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7031 6375 5873
Par 73 73 75
SSS or Slope 73 70 75
 
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How2Get There?

40 km S of Dundalk / 55 km N of Dublin.
From the M1 motorway (approx 35 km north of Dublin) take the Drogheda exit (not Drogheda South) and follow direction Drogheda Centre. After 2.2 km at traffic lights by bus terminal (Bus Eireann) turn right. After o.2 km turn left direction Town Centre / Baltray (R167). After 50 metres (after crossing river) turn immediately right direction Baltray / Docks. After o.4 mls in front of dock gates turn left and then immediately right onto the Baltray Road (R167). Follow north bank of the River Boyne for 5.2 km, then turn right direction Baltray. After o.6 km turn right into golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): Mon-Thur €165; Fri-Sun €185. Shoulder season (April & Oct): €120. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays (not Tues) and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

County Louth has hosted several big championships including the Irish PGA Championship in 2000, won by Paul McGinley.

Tom Simpson's co-designer at County Louth was Molly Gourlay, a member at Camberley Heath Golf Club, one of the most prominent women golfers of the 1920/30s, and one of the first female golf course architects.

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Published Ranking
2019 Golf World rating: 68th best course in Britain & Ireland; 11th best in Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (53.738356)
Longitude: (-6.262840)
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Boyne Valley Hotel & Country Club 3-star
Stameen, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth
+353 (0)41 983 7737
www.boyne-valley-hotel.ie



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Golf within 30 km County Louth; Seapoint
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Westcourt Hotel 3-star
West Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth
+353 (0)41 30965
www.westcourt.ie



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