Murvagh, Co. Donegal
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Original design by Eddie Hackett, with later modifications by Pat Ruddy (1998).
55 km NE of Sligo
Heading S turn left off the N15 approximately 7 miles S of Donegal.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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
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