The finishing touches are being put to Ireland’s new golf masterpiece as the Nick Faldo Championship Course at Lough Erne Resort near Enniskillen prepares to open on July 1st 2009.
Set on a breathtaking peninsula between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough in the rolling countryside of Fermanagh, the inspirational creation by six times major champion Faldo is already being talked about as an obvious venue for future prestige European Tour events.
More immediately the new championship course is already on the must-play list for golfing tourists from all over the world and is destined to become a clear favourite with corporate golfers with green fees starting from £80.
While The Faldo Championship course is the jewel in the crown, Lough Erne Resort also offers the original Castle Hume Championship course for visitors to enjoy plus the full range of facilities at its 120 bedroom Resort.
What also adds to Lough Erne Resort’s appeal is its ease of access being located only one hour from Londonderry Airport with flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and ninety minutes from Belfast City and Belfast International Airports.
“We thought this potentially could be a European Tour destination,” said Faldo. “There are some wonderful natural features in terms of vistas and atmosphere. Each hole has its own individuality and that is really important to our team.”
The character of the hotel combines Celtic charm with modern-day facilities including an authentic Thai spa with eight treatment rooms, Infinity Pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna.