The Irish Open
May 20 Posted by Kevin Markham in Carne Golf Links Blog



As the Irish Open rolls into town at Royal County Down, much of the golfing world’s attention will be focused on a links course rich in history, steeped in tradition and possessing one of the most recognisable backdrops of any golf course. As the highest peak of the Mourne Mountains, Slieve Donard rises majestically above the fairways. It is often caught in cloud but it always adds colour and drama to the setting and the mountain range runs endlessly away to the west. To the east of Slieve Donard, the mountains drop gently into the waters of Dundrum Bay, which embraces the opening holes of this magnificent golf course. It is a picture-perfect setting.

In the foreground, in the town of Newcastle itself, the spire of.
Posted by admin at Jun 22, 2016 Category: Other
Tags: carne golf links, golf ireland, irish open, rory mcilroy, royal county down

The Road to Carne

May 02 Posted by Kevin Markham in Carne Golf Links Blog

Ask an Irish golfer about going to play Carne Golf Links, and one of the first things they’ll say – apart from how remarkable it is – is how far the course is from anywhere. We take that with a pinch of salt… after all, we’re surprisingly close to Belmullet, and Belmullet is definitely somewhere.

We don’t deny that Belmullet is a rather solitary outpost on the Atlantic seaboard, tucked away far from the city hubbub, flight paths and traffic jams, but that’s exactly how we like it. Belmullet is part of Erris – an area the size of Co. Louth – and the peace, quiet and beauty are things we give thanks for every day. And who wouldn’t, when you can look out your kitchen window at the Atlantic every morning, go for a stroll along almost deserted beaches and know just about everyone you pass in the street.

Erris is brimming with raw, natural beauty.
Posted by admin at Jun 22, 2016 Category: Other
Tags: Ballycroy National Park, carne golf links, Erris, golf ireland, Links Golf Ireland top