Leading Ireland venue becomes ‘PGA National Ireland’


Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club has joined a small band of prestigious venues  worldwide to be endorsed by the Professional Golfers' Association.

Situated in the glorious setting of Ballyconnell in County Cavan, Slieve Russell has teamed-up with the association’s seven other branded resorts as ‘PGA National Ireland.’

Slieve Russell’s acclaimed Championship course has hosted two European Tour events and was home to the Irish PGA Championship in 1996. In addition, the venue also stages an annual PGA pro-am, with the popular event featuring a collective prize fund of €1.2m since it was first held in 1997 – the highest paid PGA pro-am tournament in Ireland.

Designed by Paddy Merrigan, the natural landscape of West Cavan provides a stunning backdrop to what many describe as one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland. It is accompanied by a nine-hole par-three academy course and an adventure golf facility.    

The on-site hotel provides luxury accommodation in a tranquil setting amongst stunning lakes and scenery. The venue also offers a haven of comfort and relaxation with its world-class spa, a state-of-the-art conference centre and a range of indoor and outdoor leisure activities.

Tony Walker, general manager at Slieve Russell, said: “The golf and leisure facilities that we have at Slieve Russell are among the best in the country, and rebranding as PGA National Ireland will further enhance our position at the forefront of Irish golf.

“These are exciting times for us and this new partnership with not only help to improve our profile domestically, but also to open up many new promotional opportunities abroad.”

All PGA-branded facilities benefit from the direct use of The PGA brand and its associated value built up over the last century. 

*Slieve Russell is located just 90mins from Dublin and two hours from Belfast.