DG IRELAND TOP150 – 2024
DONEGAL GOLF CLUB
Editor, Kevin Markham
The stunning setting of Donegal Golf Club (aka Murvagh) is part of this wonderful links golf experience… as is the long, isolated drive to reach the course. ‘Long’ and ‘isolated’ also aptly describe the course. The club is tucked away from prying eyes (barely a house to be seen on the surrounding hills and Blue Stack
Mountains) and such remoteness is enchanting. As for length, Donegal is renowned for it. From the back tees it is over 6,700 metres, so you’ll be pleased to know there are five tees to choose from. Low snaking dunes rush over the spacious terrain, rising to become more aggressive beasts next to Donegal
Bay. This is where the best run of holes (5 to 8) can be found… not just at Donegal, but in Ireland. Here, the shapes of the dunes are set free to wreak havoc across fairways and around greens.
The par three 5th – ‘Valley of Tears’ – is the starting point, not for
tears but exhilarating thrills
The par five 8th is superb, twisting and turning with
no inhibition or restraint. Beautifully unpredictable.
What’s in the Bag?
Length is important (as is choosing the right tee) but
a master stroke is needed on the greens
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