The 18-hole golf course of Donegal Golf Club (1976) is a challenging Championship Links golf course occupying the magnificent Murvagh peninsula in Donegal Bay. The course with panoramic views is isolated from the outside world by a forest of evergreens washed on one side by the great Atlantic Ocean and by Donegal Bay on the others.
The golf course of Donegal Golf Club has been described as the Muirfield of Ireland, similar in terrain with two loops of nine holes, the first nine an outer loop and the second nine an inner loop running in the opposite direction. At nearly 7,300 yards (championship) or 7,000 yards (medal) this course is long. The serious golfer needs to be at his or her best, while those less serious will still enjoy the course as it offers chances on each hole.
Donegal Golf Club was the venue for the Irish Ladies Close Championship in 1979, and again in 2003. In 2004, the Club hosted the Men’s Irish Close Championship within the field Rory McIlroy, then 14 years old and playing in his first Irish Close Championship.
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