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As Louth prepares to welcome this year’s Irish Legends Tour to Seapoint Golf Links, we’ve compiled a list of the county’s top golfing spots, from championship courses to hidden gems that make the ‘Land of Legends’ a must-visit for any golf enthusiast!
Combine the thrill of the game with striking views at one of Louth’s six superb golf courses. The main challenge just might be to keep your eye on the ball amid such breathtaking surroundings.
The first two coastal gems can be found in south Louth and offer stunning sea views.
Seapoint Golf Links
Host venue to the 2023 Irish Legends, Seapoint is a beautiful links course overlooking the Irish Sea. Originally designed by Ryder Cup Vice Captain Des Smyth and Declan Branigan, this 260 acre course has matured into one of Ireland’s finest links courses. The challenge begins from the first tee, which embarks onto a testing 7,150 yard Par 72 course, offering golfers an experience to remember.
Don’t miss the chance to play alongside your golfing heroes this June when some of golf’s greatest legends will descend on the links as they host the third largest event on the 2023 Legends Tour.
County Louth Golf Links
More affectionately known as ‘Baltray’, this award-winning championship links provides one of the purest and fairest tests of links golf in the world. Founded in 1892, the current course was redesigned by Tom Simpson and Molly Gourlay in 1938. A par 72, measuring 7,031 yards from the back tees, the course is idyllically located by the mouth of the River Boyne and the Irish Sea. It boasts panoramic views over the course sand dunes to a six-mile-long strand and the mountains beyond.
The club has hosted the European Tour’s Irish Open on two occasions and was etched into Irish golfing history when it famously became the venue where Shane Lowry, the 2019 Open Champion, won the Irish Open as an Amateur.
For our next tee off we head a few miles inland to the market town of Ardee.
Ardee Golf Club
One of the finest parkland courses in the North East, this golf course is very popular with golfers of all abilities from the beginner right up to the seasoned Pro. The traditionally styled mature course is a charming place for a round of golf, guarded by tree lined fairways and with water coming into play on no fewer than 9 holes, it's sure to give an unforgettable experience.
Further down the coast, just south of Dundalk, you will find our next fairway set on an elevated site above the seaside village of Blackrock.
Dundalk Golf Club (Blackrock)
This parkland golf course offers magnificent panoramic views across Dundalk Bay to the legendary and imposing Cooley and Mourne mountains. Founded in 1905, Dundalk is a members club but warmly welcomes visitors to come and enjoy the beautiful course and the breathtaking views. The 18 hole, Par 72 championship course offers golfers of all abilities a true test, measuring 6,826 yards from the tips. The course regularly hosts national and international championships, and up until 2022 was the home of the PGA in Ireland.
Our final two courses are located in the north of the county in the heart of the scenic Cooley Peninsula.
Ballymascanlon Golf Course
Often described as a hidden gem, this Ruddy and Craddock designed parkland course is set on 130 acres of mature country estate on the grounds of the Ballymascanlon House Hotel. Nestled at the foot of the Cooley Mountains, the course has been cleverly designed to ensure that the natural features of woodland; streams and lakes are incorporated throughout, offering great variety at every turn.
Greenore Golf Club
Founded in 1896, this golf club is set on the shores of Carlingford Lough, with panoramic views of Slieve Foye Mountain and the Mountains of Mourne. It's a superb course with a good mix of traditional links and heathland terrain. An excellent test of golf, with challenging but fair approach shots into well manicured links type greens. These are well bunkered, with water in play on some holes, coupled with spectacular backdrops that will take your breath away.
Grab the chance between rounds of golf to enjoy all that County Louth has to offer; the magnificent scenery, historic attractions, revitalizing sea air, award winning local produce and delicious fresh seafood.
All of the golf courses we have featured welcome visitors, so why not start planning your next golf trip today, find out more here.
Accommodation: County Louth offers a great range of first-rate accommodation for visitors to choose from, ranging from Four Star hotels to cosy B&Bs and guest houses, as well as self-catering and glamping options. For a list of accommodation in Louth click here (and filter by town).
Restaurants: For a list of restaurants in Louth click here (and filter by town).
Note: Opening hours and booking requirements should be confirmed with individual attractions and restaurants in advance of visiting.
Cover image: Seapoint Golf Links, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth