Dunfanaghy Golf Course is a Harry Vardon designed, links course which runs adjacent to the magnificent Kilahoey Strand, all the way along to Port-na-Blagh Harbour, offering superb views of Shephaven Bay, Horn Head, Muckish Mountain, and beyond.
The course is not too long, and can be walked easily. There is a mixture of scenic and testing par three and par four holes, with several tee shots over the sea. Or possibly into the sea.
The 16th is the only par five on the course, but it is a superb dogleg, and with regard to difficulty is almost out of context with the rest of the course. There are no bunkers around the green, its defence being the natural topology of the terrain, just as Vardon had intended.
The difficult 16th is followed by the difficult 17th. By all means admire the views of the ocean, Kilahoey Strand and Muckish Mountain, but be sure to also focus your attention on the little yellow flag waving at you some 180 yards away, with little in between other than long rough, and white topped fences bounding the course. The advice is, aim for the church steeple. It's the coward's way out. Absolutely!
Visitors are welcome every day, at very competitive prices, and tees can be booked by ringing the clubhouse, or using the facility on the Dunfanaghy Golf Club website below. You will certainly be made very welcome.
After an enjoyable round, nothing could be better than a pint and a chat in the pleasant clubhouse.
Tel: +353 74 913 6335