County Mayo, Ireland
DESIGNER: Hackett, 1995
GREEN FEES: October €65 per round, €90 per day; Nov-Dec, €35 per day. Check website for offers.
CONTACT: 00 353 978 2292, www.carnegolflinks.com
CLUB COMMENT: Working on a new nine holes which we hope will be opening in 2011.
This remote course in Belmullet was prolific Irish designer Eddie Hackett’s last piece of work before he died – and it is probably his best. It is enormous fun. It lies on a peninsula in massive dunes with fine views across Blacksod Bay to the Atlantic islands of Inis Goire and Geidhewild. But you don’t notice these, there are too many thrills to be had among the dunes to look beyond them.