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Carne Golf Links

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Address: R312, Belmullet, Ireland
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+353 97 82292

Carne Golf Links lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking...

Carne Golf Links lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near Belmullet Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland. Carne was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many who have played it to be his greatest challenge. The building of Carne has caused little disturbance to this wild and ancient landscape. Tees and greens occurred naturally and very little earth moving was involved in the course construction. Along the course are some breathtaking views over the Atlantic and the legendary islands of Inis Glóire and Inis Géidh

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Best back nine in Connacht.

If you die and go to heaven it will probably be like the back nine in Carne. A great mix of holes that provides a genuine test of golf all set against a striking maritime panorama.

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If you die and go to heaven it will probably be like the back nine in Carne. A great mix of holes that provides a genuine test of golf all set against a striking maritime panorama.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Carne Golf Links “A little piece of Heaven and only Seventeen Hours for Texas” by: Steven J Renegar It’s been little more than a week since I left the Wild West Coast of Ireland. Sitting in sunny Texas, I am still puzzled with my reasoning to go to Belmullet in County Mayo, Ireland. Could it have been John Garity’s book,... More 

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Dubai, U.A.E.
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for golf at its best, superb scenery & friendly people, look no further. This is for sure a hidden gem. We were greeted by Eileen at the desk & she facilitated all our requirements with ease. The scenery is so amazing that it is distracting & one has to concentrate extra hard to play decent golf. We... More 

3 Thank silverfox711
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem. Rated in the top 20 Irish courses. Links land masterpiece designed by Ireland's greatest golf course architect. Situated amongst towering sand dunes in the best old world untouched links style. So far not over run by too many golfers - but just wait!!!

2 Thank Margaret C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I still say the back 9 and especially the last three holes are up there with the best of them. Unbelievable fast greens and great conditioned fairways coupled with superb scenery leave you in a sense of awe nearly. Love it - it will really test your skills.

2 Thank CRC55
Noblesville, Indiana
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice course but not as it is rated. The dressing rooms had a bad odor to start off the day. The course is interesting with some blind shots and lots of up and downs. It's a good hike if you walk. Greens are very good. Fairways were ok. Just not as good as SandyHills, Castlerock or County... More 

1 Thank Gary C
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I really liked Carnes. It's very Irish links, but forgiving enough to be our starter course on a week golf journey. If you haven't played before, a caddy is must as some of the shots are blind. Our caddy was great. Everyone was very nice. They have a great, cozy bar with nice beers on tap and great seafood chowder.

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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Lucked and and had great weather for my round. I was with my wife for business trip and slipped out to play but did not bring my clubs so rented a set from the course. The rental clubs were the worst set of clubs I have ever used. Probably at least 8 years old and looked like they were used... More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A must in Ireland! Get ready to hit the dunes... We weren't ready and our thighs remind us this wonderful golf. We really enjoyed the golf course that deserves to be more well known

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We played the Hackett course. There were a lot of blind shots that unless you were familiar with the course, you would have no clue where to hit your ball. There were some shots that it was hard to follow where your ball went if it went up and over a massive hill. The hills are not natural to the... More 

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