The County Sligo Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the great championship links courses. It is located in the picturesque seaside village of Rosses Point just 8km from Sligo and known locally as “The Point”. Originally founded in 1894 as a 9 Hole course, it is now a modern 27 hole complex with spacious clubhouse and up to date facilities.
The club is home to the famous West of Ireland Open amateur championship played every Easter since 1923 and has hosted many other prestigious events including the Home Internationals, the Irish Close and the Irish Professional Matchplay Championship.
The original clubhouse was built on its current site in 1912 and was designed by George O’Connor, an eminent Dublin based architect. Today’s modern clubhouse still retains the beautiful Tudor style facade that exudes an old world charm fronting on to the practice putting green. The updated clubhouse was officially opened on the 29th of April 2005.
The County Sligo Golf Club also has a challenging 9 hole course and a state of the art driving range in Bomore. These are located to the right of the 5th and 6th holes and are accessed by a roadway traversing the first and third fairways. This Bomore course is a lovely challenge in itself while the championship course is one of the great golf challenges of Ireland. The level of difficulty of the course varies with the diverse weather conditions experienced in “The Point”.
The course was redesigned by the famous golf architect, Harry S. Colt, in 1927 and continuous improvements have been made over the years to make the County Sligo course, in the words of the great Peter Alliss,
“a tremendous test for the highest quality player and great fun for the modest competitor, Rosses Point stands at the very top of the list of Irish courses”.
The spectacular scenery of mountain, ocean and countryside surrounding this classic links has been immortalised in the poetry of William Butler Yeats.