Carne Golf Links

Carne Golf Links, Belmullet: Address, Phone Number, Carne Golf Links Reviews: 4.5/5

Carne Golf Links
4.5
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Carne Golf Links lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near Belmullet Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland. Carne was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many who have played it to be his greatest challenge. The building of Carne has caused little disturbance to this wild and ancient landscape. Tees and greens occurred naturally and very little earth moving was involved in the course construction. Along the course are some breathtaking views over the Atlantic and the legendary islands of Inis Glóire and Inis Géidh
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Paul Sloan
Belfast City Region, UK1 contribution
Worth every mile travelled
Oct 2021 • Friends
Have just participated in the Friends of Carne Golf Event in Belmullet. Practice day Friday, Team Scramble and Team Betterball across Saturday and Sunday. With thoughtful course permutations we played all 27 holes across the 3 days. I can only proclaim this course as truly magnificent with the Kilmore Nine in particular being a gift from Mother Nature to the world's golfing fraternity. Add in the exceptional organisation by Team Carne and it's leader Gerry Maguire along with the hospitality of the Belmullet people and you have a golfing package worthy of the attention of golfing folk far and wide. Some might hesitate, considering Carne perhaps too far to travel, but I can advise that the trip is worth every mile. Carne is a "jewel" to be experienced again and again......I can't wait to return. Thank you Gerry and team.
Written October 5, 2021
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Jack D
2 contributions
Incredible experience
Jun 2021
Incredible... A links experience like no other...
Played Hackett on Saturday in the Friends of Carne (2020), rang a friend after to say I played the best course in Ireland... Played Dunes the next day and it is better...

There is no plot of land like this in Ireland... Hackett just let God design this one, he just found the path... Both courses are engrossing, the scenery is incredible too...

The welcome is fantastic and I went back to Belmullet in June 2021 for a week.
Written October 4, 2021
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David M
Lisburn, UK155 contributions
Amazing Course, Phenomenal Staff
Sep 2021
Carne has been on my bucket list for a long time and it lived up to all the hype that is written about it's 27 holes of links golf. Amazing test of golf , through huge dunes, quite unforgettable.
What sets Carne apart from many other destinations however, is the quality of the staff. From Gerry Maguire to everyone working in either the pro shop or the clubhouse we received nothing less than a 5 star experience off the course as well as on it.
I know Belmullet is in a remote location but if you love links golf and visit the West of Ireland then it is a must play venue.
Written September 7, 2021
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DS
Spiddal, Ireland1 contribution
Outstanding experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
Had a great experience on a recent trip to Carne. 12 golfers from Galway, played 2 days and finished with fabulous 3 course lunch. Gerry,Fiona and team could not have been more accommodating. Played Wild Atlantic Dunes on first day and Hacket on second. Dunes more suitable for better golfers and Hacket more forgiving. Will return as it offers a great golfing experience and super value for a championship links.
Written August 30, 2021
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IVOR P
Coleraine, UK3 contributions
True links at its best.
Aug 2021
Anyone who wants to experience links golf at its best then this is the place to be, wes have just got back from another fantastic trip to Carne and it seems to get better each time. We hadn't time last year to play the the Kilmore nine so it was a must do this trip and we were not disappointed, absolutely spectacular. 27 holes of links golf at its best.
Big shout out to Nathan in the pro-shop, thanks for your help. A young gentleman.
Written August 24, 2021
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Scottmahlberg
Napa, CA15 contributions
Great destination for a golf excursion!
Aug 2021
I am a PGA professional that takes the students out to great destinations to play golf. I recently took a group to the Carne golf course. There are 27 holes at this facility. The Wild Dunes nine and they Kilmore nine are nothing short of spectacular. The course architect did not use any heavy machinery to create all the rolling hills and mounds that each player encounters. It gives you the feel that you are playing using the natural landscape. The greens are creative without being tricky and a lot of fun to putt on. Several tee locations give players of different abilities enjoyment and different measure of challenges that they can choose. The staff is warm and friendly and a pleasure to deal with. I could not recommend this facility high enough if you want to enjoy a great round of golf in a natural environment in a quaint little town.
Written August 22, 2021
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Ollie A
Wicklow, Ireland7 contributions
Surpassed expectations
Sep 2020 • Friends
This course is truly one of a kind. Played with a large group a few weeks back, everything ran very smoothly by staff and the course was immaculate. Played here before when they just had 18, they now have 27 holes and each one as unique as the last one you played. It’s hard to get any consistently when you play it the first time, because it’s so bloody difficult! So a second visit is a must. The walk is so worth it, you marvel at the sea and the dunes that surround you. It’s really special. The staff in the restaurant were great, really efficient and helpful. The two ladies in the pro shop were so helpful, getting us on the right course and answering our multiple questions!. They now have a Perspex screen erected at the counter, but when the staff come from behind the counter, she made sure to put on her mask to get our buggy and sanitized after handling money/cards etc. Its the norm now, but not every place seemed to do it as much or as properly as Carne. We were planning another trip down soon but I think it will be December or 2021 now, either way, I can’t wait to come back!
Written October 7, 2020
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Keith dublin
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Woe wow wow
Sep 2020 • Friends
Wow wow wow had the pleasure of spending 3 fantastic days here....what an amazing place ...everything about the course top notch i have never played anywhere like it. Its like playing golf 50 years ago the way it should be played.
We had the pleasure of playing all combinations of the 27 holes ....beautiful stunning. The staff couldn't have been nicer the food was fantastic crack was 90....thanks again to Gerry and all the staff....dublin bus had a ball thanks again ......see you all again next year.
Written September 25, 2020
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Dermot Walsh
Celbridge, Ireland11 contributions
Eagles golf society
Sep 2020 • Friends
This was the best golf course outing with all my friends in a society that we've eve upr played the course was magnificent the staff the food was excellent I can't say any more about this place it was just so perfect and I would like to say thank you to all the staff that looked after us for this weekend they couldn't help us any more than what he did thank you so much I'll see you all next year
Written September 8, 2020
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So delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us, the Course speaks for itself, and it was an absolute pleasure to host you. I don't think our staff here have ever experienced anything quite like your Society, in the best possible way, you were an addition to Carne for the weekend, and we're looking forward to welcoming you back again next year.
Written September 19, 2020
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John K
9 contributions
Wow links golf as it should be
Sep 2020 • Friends
WHAT A COURSE.. spent the weekend in Belmullet golfing at Carne Golf Links.. well worth the 3.45hr drive from Dublin. 3 nines on the course each as spectacular as the next. If you like links golf this has to be one of the best in Ireland. Gerry Maguire and the team in the club house could have not been more welcoming.. Gerry promised us spectacular scenery and golf holes he was good on his promise. Just brilliant can not recommend enough
Written September 8, 2020
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We're so glad that our course lived up to its' well earned reputation for you, and that you enjoyed your experience here at Carne. We're very proud of the course, and our staff work hard to make sure everyone feels welcome and they are always delighted to get such positive feedback from our visitors. We can't really take credit for the scenery, that is God given, and the golf holes are credit to Eddie Hackett, but thank you so much for taking the time to review Carne. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon!
Written September 19, 2020
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