Co. Sligo Golf Club or Rosses Point as it is more fondly known is a traditional links course on the Wild Atlantic Way on the North West Coast of Ireland.
New changes at Co. Sligo Golf Club were necessary to keep up with modern day demands. Under the watchful eye of golf course designer Pat Ruddy, a Sligo native and previous winner of the Jerry Donworth Outstanding Contribution to Golf Award, he set out to “revitalise” Co. Sligo and re-establish it as one of the world’ finest links. Ruddy is the genius behind The European Club and design portfolios that include, Druids Glen, Rosapenna and Ballyliffin.
The new changes and first phase at Co. Sligo have had significant impact on the course namely, lengthening the course by 240 yards, extending greens and adding strategic bunkering:-
- 1st Hole new greenside bunker plus green extension
- 2nd Hole new fairway bunker and green extension
- 3rd Hole new greens complex 56m in length added to hole
- 5th Two new fairway bunkers plus green extension 21m added to the length
- 6th New fairway bunker plus extension of other fairway bunker
- 7th New fairway bunker plus extension to green 15m of length added
- 10th New greenside bunker plus green extension adding 12m
- 11th New fairway bunker
- 12th New fairway bunker
The improved changes will add greatly to the golfers experience and raise Co. Sligo’s reputation and profile.
Co. Sligo Golf Club is the perennial home to the West of Ireland Championship and currently No. 10 in the Golf Digest-Volvo Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland.