Donegal Golf Course

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What we say

A powerful links. You are encouraged to choose your tees but resist the temptation to go off the backs. It’s a monster even in a slight wind. A fine front nine with a great stretch from the 5th leads to a relatively more sedate back nine.

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Donegal Golf Club was founded in 1959 and the first  golf course and clubhouse was built on the edge of Donegal Town at Tullycullion. The land for this course was granted to the club for their use by the Temple family, owners of the Magee & Co. The club remained there until 1973.

In the early 70’s some far-sighted members identified the links land of the Murvagh Penninsula as being more than suitable for a golf course. The land was leased from the then Dept of Lands and Ireland ’s leading golf course designer at the time, Eddie Hackett was hired to design an 18-hole golf course on the Murvagh links. The course and new clubhouse was officially opened in 1976. Since then the course has undergone some changes with major remodelling at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 12th,13th,and 14th and  the 4th is currently being redeveloped. Most of these changes were  carried out under the direction of Mr Pat Ruddy.

In 1997 the original clubhouse was demolished and the current structure was  officially opened in May 1998. The club and course has in the past hosted the Irish Ladies Close Championship in 1979 and again in  2003. More recently in 2004 the Men’s Irish Close Championship was held here, won by the then European Amateur Champion, Brian McElhinney.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs 3 out of 5
  • TG Rating 3.5 out of 5
  • Players Rating Not yet rated
  • Address
    Murvagh, , Co Donegal
  • Tel 00 353 973 4054
  • Website

Course Information

Course 73 par
Course Style -
Green Fees Mon-Fri €70; Sat-Sun €80.
Course Length 6,925 yards (6,332 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty -
Course Membership -

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course has: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course does not have: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course does not have: Handicap

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