Discover Golf : Vol 17
Image credit: Sam Gole. CARNE GOLF LINKS Carne Golf Links is another paradise for thrill- seeking golfers. It is a 70-minute drive from Enniscrone Golf Club. The epic 27-hole layout is situated near the town of Belmullet overlooking Blacksod Bay in County Mayo. The spectacular and untamed site occupies one of Ireland’s farthest western reaches on the Atlantic edge. The course is plotted throughout some of the highest sand dunes to be found in the world. A round of golf at Carne is a roller-coaster like experience. Fairways powerfully climb and fall amid the gigantic dunes then abruptly twist to the left and to the right. There’s no shortage of wow-factor. The 495-metre par-5, 18th hole provides stunning views of Blacksod Bay and the Atlantic. The fairway weaves through the dunes and down a deep valley before sharply rising to the green. When it’s time to take a breath from playing golf on the edge, rest up at Mount Falcon Estate. The 32-bedroom hotel with 45 luxury lodges provides access to up to 12 golf courses including Enniscrone and Carne. The 100-acre parkland estate includes a golf driving range, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry, a spa centre and six kilometres of woodland trails. And, there’s even a trout lake and three kilometres of prolific salmon fishing on the world famous River Moy. A golfing journey along the Causeway Coast and the Wild Atlantic Way is a thrilling encounter. Whether you’re dreaming of an authentic links golf experience, parkland beauty, drama filled sights or a slice of history, Ireland has it all. 19 VIDEO CARNE GL Video courtesy: North & West Coast Links Golf Ireland. Image credit: North & West Coast Links Golf Ireland. IRELAND GOLF PACKAGES NEXT PAGE >> FEATURE GETAWAY | NORTH & WEST COAST LINKS GOLF IRELAND With special thanks and appreciation to the team at North & West Coast Links Ireland, the golf courses, hotels and Spirit Of Ireland Coaches. They delivered an outstanding ‘dream come true’ golfing holiday.