North West Ireland Regional Overview

This region is home to a plethora of outstanding links courses. Kevin Markham, golf author and photographer, has played them all and tells us why they are all so special...

rosapenna golf course

North West Ireland will take your breath away - everywhere you look, the scenery is stunning, with the landscape an avalanche of spectacular colors. As the sun shines on the mountains they take on a purple hue and you wouldn't be at all surprised to spy a mischievous leprechaun ambling down the road.

Throughout the area are a host of beautiful towns and villages, each occupied by locals who give all visitors a warm welcome. Pop into a pub just about any evening of the week and you are likely to find yourself listening to a group of locals making music together, with everybody else encouraged to join in. Who knows? You may even find yourself dancing to the traditional Irish music. And you are highly likely to make friends for life.  

Embark on my spectacular signature golf tour where your visit top golf courses stretching across the stunning North West region. Read my reviews of the following courses and add them to your bespoke golf vacation to Ireland for an unforgettable trip: 

Find out more detail about the courses or request a quote if you are interested in playing any of these courses as part of your golf vacation by calling TOLL FREE on 1-855-699-5853.

Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a golf journalist - he has covered many Open Championships and European Tour events, as well as The Masters. Born in Glasgow, he writes for The Sunday Times and Golfshake, and has also written for Today's Golfer, the Daily Mail, Swing by Swing and many other golf websites, magazines and newspapers. He has played golf all over the world and numbers Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Aldeburgh as his three favourite golf courses in the United Kingdom. He lives in Suffolk, is a member of Waldringfield Golf Club and has a handicap of nine. He had lessons from the late Bob Torrance and has worked with Jean-Jacques Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanists.