Carne Golf Links, also known as Belmullet, is one of those courses that people don’t appreciate just how good it is until they have played it.
Hidden on one of the most westerly points in Ireland, on the Atlantic Ocean, the links at Carne has towering dunes and a rugged landscape. Valleys
swing past high dunes, fashioning the most natural, isolated fairways imaginable, while countless mounds and plateau greens, afford excellent views of the pristine coastline.
There are a number of blind holes on the course, with contrasting outward and inward nines. The outward nine is set against the backdrop of Blacksod Bay, while the homeward loop has some huge dunes and winds its way out to the Atlantic coastline and back again.
Course architect, the late Eddie Hackett said “I am thrilled with the way the dramatic Belmullet Course has turned out and again reiterate my first opinion that ultimately there will be no better links course in the country; or I doubt, anywhere”.