Donegal Golf Course is a links course built on a promontory of 182 acres that extends out into the Atlantic Ocean. The course, built on land of geological significance, was inhabited in past centuries, and the earliest of Irish maps indicate this.
Located on the Murvagh peninsula in South Donegal, Donegal Golf Course welcomes you to a unique golfing experience. The course was originally designed by Eddie Hackett, a legend of Irish golf course architecture, and is often called the Muirfield of Ireland. Over the years the course has been re-molded by the "Master of Links design" Pat Ruddy, with Pat still dropping by to lend his expertise to the club and help the club continuously evolve.
The course, a par 73 for both men and women, consists of five Par 5's, four Par 3's and nine Par 4's, stretching over 7400 yards from the tips, with five regulation tees from each hole, plus a beginner tee. The outside loop plays along the dunes and the ocean, providing stunning views of the surrounding area. The inner loop is more protected, however the constantly changing sea breeze provides a continuing test for both pro and amateur golfer. Despite its length, the course is an easy walk, broken up by the outstanding views, wildlife and display of fauna and flora that continues to change and evolve throughout the year.
A picturesque, mile-long drive through forestry lands leads you to the entrance of the course and the Clubhouse, where there is ample parking available. The current Clubhouse was redesigned and rebuilt in 1998, maintaining an architecture befitting of a seaside environment, offering all the modern amenities expected from a world class golf club.
The restaurant, lounge and bar are located on the first floor, affording a spectacular panoramic view of the golf course. There is also a private dining room, available for small functions or special occasions. Additionally, the patio, accessible from both the restaurant and the course, provides outdoor seating for dining or just relaxing, during good weather.
The ambience is friendly and casual, and very welcoming after a round of golf.