Two Donegal courses voted in top 10 in Ireland by golfers

Two Donegal courses voted in top 10 in Ireland by golfers
Golfing Magazine readers have voted two Donegal golf courses in their top 10 golf courses in Ireland.

Golfing Magazine readers have voted two Donegal golf courses in their top 10 golf courses in Ireland.

The results of a first ever study completed by actual golfers sees Ballyliffin and Donegal Golf Courses ranked in the top ten in Ireland. This survey is the first ever compiled by ordinary golfers.

Ballyliffin is ranked in 5th place in the survey while Donegal GC, Murvagh, gets in at No. 10. One notable omission from the top ten is Co. Down.

Club Captain at Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh, Peter Sweeney, welcomed the news. “We are delighted with the rating, especially the fact that it is the result of a survey by golfers. It is really worthwhile to receive recognition from people who use our course.

“We have been consistently in the top 20 courses in Ireland by different groups over the years but this result is extremely welcome news.

“It is particularly pleasing because green fee golfers play an important part in financing the club. We have done quite an amount of marketing and the return visit by golfers is most important and hopefully this rating will encourage more people to come to see our course and the south Donegal area,” said Mr. Sweeney.

Ireland’s Top 10 Links as voted by golfers

Ballybunion

Lahinch

Tralee

European Club

Ballyliffin

Baltray

Portmarnock

Royal Portrush

Doonbeg

Donegal