There is no better place in Ireland to relax and play a few rounds of golf than Cavan. The County of the lakes is also known as the Drumlin County, a combination that sets the perfect scene for some of the most beautiful and challenging courses for you to test your skills on. Amongst the 8 courses in the county are three magnificent 18-hole parkland courses of national renown, and several charming 9-hole courses. So, ignore the beautiful views and let us know how that goes for you.
Belturbet Golf Club
A scenic but testing 9 hole, tree lined course. Established in 1948, it measures at 5,347 yards with a Par 68. The course is situated within the town boundary on the Cavan Road. Societies and group bookings welcome. Discover the picturesque town of Belturbet on the River Erne during your visit.
Blacklion Golf Club
Situated on the shores of Lough MacNean, Blacklion Golf Club is a scenic 9-hole multiple tee golf course designed by the late Eddie Hackett and that can be stretched to 6,325 yards for a Par of 72. A signature hole is the 2nd/11th Par 3, 185 yards from an island tee to a peninsula green with a big carry over the lough’s edge. Discover the pretty border town of Blacklion and experience MacNean House and Restaurant, Cavan Burren Park, the stairway to heaven and lots more.
County Cavan Golf Club
County Cavan Golf Club is one of the oldest in Ireland and one of the most mature parkland courses in Ireland. Situated 90 minutes from Dublin or Belfast, Cavan provides a unique golfing experience in the heart of the Lakeland region. This spectacular course is carved through the natural Drumlin terrain of Cavan. Many of the fairways are lined with mature trees, in particular the last 4 holes. Green fees start at €20 for 9 holes and €25 for 18. While in Cavan town why not check out Cavan Heritage town trail or Cavan Adventure Centre. Find more inspiration here.
Crover House Hotel and Golf Course
Crover House Hotel Golf Course enjoys a stunning setting, perched above the majestic shores of Lough Sheelin in County Cavan. The course will test your golfing skills with its par 3’s, which require an iron shot with pinpoint accuracy into the sand-based greens, which are surrounded by deep bunkers. The greens have been built in accordance with USPGA specification and standards. The 9-hole course features creeping bent grass and many undulations. The signature hole is a par 5 that measures 600 yards.
Crover House offer custom stay and play packages. Green fees start at €15 per person.
Farnham Estate Golf Course
Nestled among the grounds of the amazing Farnham Estate outside Cavan town, this stunning parkland course is spread over 500 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland. There is an undeniable sense of nature all around and an atmosphere of peace and quiet that cannot fail to capture the spirit of relaxation at arguably the top Golf Resort Ireland can offer. The two nines are quite contrasting in nature. The gentle but challenging journey on the front nine explores the undulating meadows of this magnificent estate while the back nine is a more vigorous test of golf, travelling through denser more rugged woodland.
Farnham Estate offer custom stay and play packages. Green fees start at €40 per person.
Mac Seain’s Golf Pitch and Putt
Situated in Cornafean, only 12 kilometres for Cavan town, Mac Seains is a family run business and prides itself on being a relaxing and welcoming getaway for all. It’s located in the picturesque countryside of Cavan. It offers a golf course to get out and enjoy some fresh air and then why not pop in for a drink afterwards! The staff are welcoming, friendly, and chatty. They will always help you out anyway possible. Don’t be afraid to ask. A round of golf on their 9-hole course costs only €6.
PGA National Slieve Russell Golf Course
PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell is one of only 8 PGA National designated resorts in the world and its highly acclaimed 18-hole championship course & 9 Hole ‘PGA National’ Academy course forms part of the magnificent 300-acre Slieve Russell Estate. Created by the late highly regarded Irish golf architect Patrick Merrigan, the layout’s clever design wraps attractively around the lakes and drumlins of the County Cavan landscape. A course of stunning quality both from a visual and a playing perspective the Championship par-72 course measures more than 7,000 yards from the back tees and is firmly established among Ireland’s top 10 parkland courses.
The Slieve Russell Hotel offers 2 nights Bed and Breakfast and 2 rounds of golf on their championship course for only €280 per person sharing.
Virginia Golf Club
Virginia Golf Club provides a unique test of golfing skill for all standards of players and with mature landscaping and breath-taking lake views. Founded in 1945 by Mrs Helen McDonnell of the Park Hotel it is located on the shores of beautiful Lough Ramor, easily accessible from the N3. Green fees start at €15 per person.
There is no doubt that you will be spoiled for choice when planning your golf trip in Cavan. Come for the golf…..but stay for the scenery.
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