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Review of Carne Golf Links

Carne Golf Links
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Belmullet
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed August 14, 2012

i was lucky enough to be invited to play at carne golf links at the end of july 2012. the event in question was the annual captains prize and i couldnt have picked a better weekend to play golf in belmullet.
my wifes uncle was this years captain & i had been looking forward to this weekend for ages, but when it finally came around it was even better than expected.
the day before the captains prize saw belmullet golf club triumph over tuam golf club in a sudden death play off in the final of the connaught seniors. as you can imagine, the locals were in great form after this and a great night was had by all.
but a couple of hours before this i had the pleasure of my first round of the weekend over the superb carne golf links & i can honestly say ive never played a course quite like it. the course has only been open for play for less than 20 years but it looks as if its been in play since god was in shorts ! i couldnt possibly explain just how good this course is except to say that it is unmissable & anyone who is either in the area or planning a golf holiday to ireland, should include carne golf links in their itinerary. to miss playing here would be criminal !
after a great first days golf and a lively night at the clubhouse celebrating belmullets win in the seniors, the next day was the captains prize & it couldnt have gone any better !
the weather was great, the course looked even better than the day before & another excellent days golf was had by all, especially those of us who were visitors to the course & dont have the honour of being able to play here every day ! and if you can believe it, the captains prize eveving event was an even better night than the night before ! much singing, dancing & revelry was had by all ! the locals know how to have a good time in belmullet !
the set up at the carne golf links has everything the visiting golfer needs, the clubhouse has a very welcoming bar with great beers & lagers on tap & the food served in either the bar or restaurant are as good as ive had anywhere. there are practice facilities at the putting green & driving range at the course & all equipment from clubs to trolleys to electric carts can be hired at the course.
i had a great weekend in belmullet playing golf at carne & cant wait to get back ! it was................


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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Recently got the chance to play the magnificnet back nine again, only played nine due to recent back surgery, and oh the joy of this course! It brings an instant smile to my face and my heart soars with those beautiful sky larks that inhabited the course. Its just such a great course, i just can't wait until the new nine holes are open. Bring it on!

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

this golf course is in a amazing location with great facilities and restaurant.

2  Thank dennis o
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

If Carne Golf Links is not on your Irish golf itinerary you will miss the experience of a breathtaking links course. The village of Belmullet in County Mayo may be a bit out of the way, but this course is worth the extra effort. No two holes feel the same. The front nine offers a slightly gentler terrain, preparing you for the magnificent dunes of the back nine. You will find yourself stopping frequently to take in the stunning views of the course and its environs. I played 27 holes each day for five successive days and craved more. The facilities are unpretentious, but the course is quite the show off. You will not be disappointed by this true links course. Please do not hire one of the few electric carts availlable. This course deserves the calm and serenity that walking it brings.

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We played 18 holes with hired clubs and pull along trundles - it is a challenge! The course is very long but fantastic. The views from most of the holes spectacular.

1  Thank MMF1810
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