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Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort

The Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort is home to 3 fantastic championship links golf courses. The Old Tom Morris course opened in 1893 and was joined by the Sandy Hills course in 2003 before the Tom Doak designed St. Patrick's Links was added in 2021. The Old Tom Morris course was designed funnily enough by Old Tom Morris himself. The course as you might expect has an old-school links feel with some fantastic holes and views. The opening hole gives you an idea of what you are in store for, tight, narrow fairways and even trickier greens. There is a great mixture of holes and a good spread of great holes between the front and back 9. The Sandy Hills course was designed by renowned Irish golf course designer Pat Ruddy. Sandy Hills lies on top of and in between the dunes of Rosapenna providing a perched view of the Old Tom Morris course below. A visually spectacular course with some great views of Sheephaven Bay, it gives you a real feel for the special place that is Rosapenna. But don't let the views fool you, this course is a beast and will swallow you up if you are not careful. In 2021 the eagerly anticipated Tom Doak designed St. Patrick's Links opened to the public and it did not disappoint. The course has been a major hit with players and critics alike and promises to establish itself as one of Ireland's finest links golf courses over the coming years.

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A stunning modern links that funnels its way through centuries-old dunes created by and still whipped by the winds coming in off the Atlantic Ocean. A must play links course for serious golf enthusiasts. Perhaps the best praise that can be given Sandy Hills is that there is not one weak hole on the course. In fact I would venture to say that there is not even one average hole on the course. With the Atlantic winds blowing, Sandy Hills simply offers a test of golf at its purest and toughest.

Peter Acheson

Editor, Golf Digest Ireland