Donegal Golf Club

Laghey,

Murvagh, Co. Donegal

  • Office

    +353 (0)74 973 4054
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)74 973 4054
  • Fax

    +353 (0)73 34 377
  • Golf pro

    Leslie Robinson (PGA Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Eddie Hackett, with later modifications by Pat Ruddy (1998).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6819
5940
5296
Par
73
73
73
SSS or slope
75
71
74

Location

Latitude:

54.612591

Longitude:

-8.158121

How to get there:

55 km NE of Sligo

Heading S turn left off the N15 approximately 7 miles S of Donegal.

Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1960

Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh): located on the Murvagh peninsula in South Donegal, here you'll find another in the fine array of seaside links courses located in the north and west of Ireland. Both rugged and challenging, this is a layout for all links enthusiasts to enjoy.

Panoramic vistas of Donegal Bay and the surrounding countryside abound. But views aside, you'll need to focus on some tough challenges, especially if the full 7,400 yards are attempted from the tips. Despite its length, the course is an easy walk, broken up by the outstanding views, wildlife and display of fauna and flora that continually change throughout the year.

An outer front-nine loop plays along the dunes and Murvagh Beach. The inner back-nine loop is more protected, although the constantly changing sea breeze ensures a continuing test for both pro and amateur golfer. Notable "card wreckers" are the par-5 8th (Moyne Hill) with its blind second shot, and the long 249-yard par-3 16th (Temple).

When the wind blows, this Eddie Hackett design can become a real brute. A plethora of bunkers make the not overly wide fairways and well-defended greens intimidatingly hard to hit. But whatever the weather, Donegal Murvagh will keep you fully absorbed in its wonderfully natural seaside setting ... top-quality ball-striking and course management is only required if your objective is to score well.

List of courses: Ireland - North

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): €170 (all days). Shoulder season (April & Oct) €120.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Donegal Golf Club sits on the Murvagh Peninsula, tucked in behind the northern half of the 4.5 km long Murvagh Beach. The beach is backed by sand dunes. Behind the southern half of the beach lies Murvagh Forest, designated a Special Area of Conservation

Published ranking

Ireland's 32nd best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 185th best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • St Ernans House Hotel4-star

    Donegal, Co. Donegal.

    +353 (0)74 972 1065

    Visit website

    Occupying its own island in Donegal harbour, the wonderful St Ernan's Country House gives visitors the opportunity to absorb the wonderful atmosphere of a Regency House built in 1826, set against an ever-changing sweep of sea and sky in Donegal Bay.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Donegal (Murvagh)

  • Mill Park Hotel4-star

    The Mullins, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

    +353 (0)74 972 2880

    Visit website

    Located close to the centre of Donegal, the Mill Park Hotel has 110 bedrooms and 5 suites offering all the modern comforts you would expect in a first class hotel.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Donegal (Murvagh)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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