A big, bold, beautiful links, Donegal is a masterpiece of the outstanding Irish architect Eddie Hackett. Most everything is writ large at Donegal - the 7,200-yard course with its expansive fairways and greens, the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Donegal Hills, and the hospitality of the members.
Set on a peninsula in Donegal Bay and susceptible to some quite ferocious ocean winds, The Murvagh is screened from the outside world by a forest of evergreens with the Bluestack Mountains forming an imposing backdrop. The course is a mesmerizing test of links golf, unmarred by houses, trailer parks, holiday homes or development. The greens are first-rate, and the play of the links is hard and fast. Being one of the longest courses in Europe, it is ideally suited to big hitters of the ball.
Murvagh, Donegal, Co. Donegal, 10km south of Donegal Town.
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"Hauntingly beautiful and an excellent test of golf" (Peter Dobereiner, The Observer)