Golf Courses in Dundalk
Located in the Border Region, on the east coast of Ireland, County Louth covers an area of 319 square miles, making it the smallest county in the Irish nation. Most of its inhabitants live in Dundalk, the county town, or the historic old town of Drogheda, scene of one of the most significant armed skirmishes in Irish history at the Battle of the Boyne.
There are only seven golf clubs in the county registered with the GUI and the most important of these, by far, is County Louth, or Baltray as it’s often called. Founded in 1892, the club has hosted the prestigious East of Ireland Amateur Championship since 1941. The legendary Joe Carr won the inaugural event, the first of twelve titles he would claim over a twenty-nine year period. The County Louth course has also been used for the Irish Amateur Close Championship three times (in 1950, 1962, 1990) and the Irish Open has also been played over the links twice in more recent times. Shane Lowry won the 2009 tournament as an amateur, the first time this had ever happened in the history of the event.
Concra Wood Golf Club boasts an 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course situated in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. The golf course at Concra Wood was designed by two of Ireland’s golfing legends: Christy O’Connor Junior and Senior. Lough Muckno may be a well kept secret, but not for much longer. As it drapes itself lazily around tree-bound islands and along the shore, the lough promises one of Ireland’s most beautiful and evocative settings for golf.
Nestled between the great links of Ireland’s North East coast lies the region’s premier parkland course at Dundalk Golf Club. Set on an elevated site above the seaside village of Blackrock, Co Louth, Dundalk Golf Club offers magnificent panoramic views across Dundalk Bay to the, legendary and imposing, Cooley and Mourne mountains. The 18 hole, Par 72 championship course offers golfers of all abilities a true test, measuring 6,826 yards from the tips.
The course and club are situated on the shores of Carlingford Lough with magnificent views of Slieve Foy Mountain and the Mourne Mountains. Greenore Golf Club was founded in 1896 and is steeped in interesting golfing history including being one of the ten founding members of the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) in 1900. Enjoying a superb location, Greenore Golf Club is located 100km/60 miles equidistant between Dublin and Belfast main international airports.