Sandy Hills is in many ways the ideal of a modern links. Intended for the serious golfer, its narrow fairways appear constricting from the tee, but the landing area sculpted from dunes are deceptively wide. Measuring a hefty 7255 yards from the tips, Sandy Hills was designed with championship play in mind. Above all the appeal of Sandy Hills lies in its beautifully balanced routing through the high dunes cloaked in marram grass. These sand hills bear a striking resemblance to the ones near the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland that form the spine of Royal Portrush, Portstewart and Castlerock. Many of the holes feature elevated tees and greens, with drives into natural bowls on the dunes floor.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Founded
1996
Type
Links
Architect
Pat Ruddy
Length
7155
Holes
18
Par
71
SSS
71
Location
Downings, Co. Donegal
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