Enniscrone is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses and offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course. The Dunes is one of Ireland’s top-ranked championship links courses.
Our featured course, The Dunes, is a 7,033 yard, par 73, championship links course, often a venue for National and Golfing Union of Ireland’s top amateur events. The Dunes evolved from Eddie Hackett’s original 18-hole design. The traditional links layout was reconfigured to include six new holes in the seaside dunes. Renowned architect Donald Steel designed the six new holes, and The Dunes was further refined to include four men’s tee boxes to suit golfers at all handicap levels.
In true links fashion, the course layout is ‘nine out’ and ‘nine back’ to the clubhouse. Each golf hole follows the natural contours of the land. It challenges the imaginations of golfers of all abilities, demanding the use of every club in the bag. At Enniscrone, the wind, true links lies and firm elevated greens reward those who can hold a line, hit fairways and execute ‘bump and run’ shots.
The scenery of The Dunes is second to none. Twelve of the Dunes eighteen holes wind through the tall shaggy dunes on the coast. A sense of isolation and tranquility surrounds you, along with tall marram grass roughs. The last four finishing holes are exhilarating and border the Atlantic Ocean. Dozens of player reviews attest to our surrounding beauty. However, we are fond of the UK’s Top 100 Golf Course Review; “Enniscrone really is a breath-taking course with a serious challenge attached.”
Being endowed with spectacular land comes with some responsibility. Our membership’s emphasis has always been on golf, and we are proud to have hosted top Irish amateur events. However, our pride in our golf heritage is second only to retaining the natural qualities of the Dunes course’s links land. This is why Enniscrone is a member of the Sports Turf Research Institute – to sustain the natural balance between the course and surrounding land. With this in mind, we can state with confidence; our visitors will experience true Irish links golf on a grand scale for decades to come.
We are fortunate to offer you a Championship venue, and we think you’ll experience golf as Tom Coyne describes Irish links golf, but on a grander scale: “unapologetic, unpretentious and wonderfully unrefined, authentic and irresistible”. If you play The Dunes, we assure you our mighty dunes will forever be part of your memories, and will join your list of favourite courses in the world.