Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh BT93 7ED
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Lakeside (Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough) and open countryside.
Above distances are for the Faldo course. Also at Lough Erne is the 18-hole Castle Hume course (par-70; 6,269 yds from back tees).
73 km E of Sligo
From Enniskillen, take the Belleek road (A46) north-west for 4 miles. Lough Erne Golf Resort is on the right hand side and the entrance is through Castlehume Golf Club.
Lough Erne Resort (Faldo course): Opened for play in 2007, this Nick Faldo design quickly won accolades as one of Ireland's most spectacular inland golf courses. Located on the banks of Lough Erne and the smaller Castlehume Lough, the course provides many stunning views across the lakes and out across the beautiful County Fermanagh countryside.
Lough Erne is home to two championship courses: the Faldo and the easier-going, less undulating Castle Hume course. Faldo's well-crafted and challenging parkland layout, benefitted handsomely from its neighbour, with a couple of Castle Hume's lakeside holes incorporated into the early section of the Faldo design.
With a blend of tree-lined holes and others in more open, links-style settings, the course climbs up to the highest point on the estate; here the views are at their best. Other holes bring you directly alongside the impressively picturesque lakes. With many excellent parkland, links-style and lakeside holes to enjoy in such a spectacular setting, the resort can proudly boast a championship layout that ranks with the best inland courses in all of Ireland.
Without any distraction from housing or passing roads, Lough Erne provides a wonderfully natural, quiet and scenic retreat, as well as a wonderful test for your golf game. All of this was no doubt appreciated by the heads of the world's leading economies at their 2013 G8 Summit.
Stay&Play at Lough Erne: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap permitted on Faldo course: men 28, women 36.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Lough Erne was commissioned by Irish supermarket mogul and golf enthusiast Jim Treacy.
In 2013 the resort played host to the 39th G8 Summit, a gathering of world leaders from the world's leading advanced economies. Among the attendees were Barack Obama (USA), David Cameron (UK), Stephen Harper (Can), Angela Merkel (Ger), Francois Hollande (Fra), Shinzo Abe (Jpn), Enrico Letta (Ita) and Vladimir Putin (Rus).
Ireland: 25th best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2023).
Belleek Road, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, BT93 7ED
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Lough Erne Resort is the first AA and NITB 5-star hotel in Northern Ireland. The Resort combines old world heritage and new world luxury, set on its very own 600 acre peninsula, between Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne, just outside Enniskillen. The Resort offers: stunning panoramic views from almost every vantage point; 120 luxury rooms and suites; two championship golf courses including the Faldo course and the Castle Hume course; Rory McIlroy as its touring professional; the Faldo Academy; authentic Thai Spa and a variety of innovative dining experiences with menus composed by award-winning chef Noel McMeel.
Lough Erne (Faldo and Castle Hume courses).
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