Rosapenna Golf Club, founded in 1893 is situated 25 miles north of Letterkenny Town in northern Donegal. It consists of 2 courses, the Rosapenna Old & Sandy Hills. Rosapenna Old Course takes advantage of natural terrain to provide a classic links golf challenge. The golf course runs between the ocean and the dunes in what is known locally as “The Valley”.
Sandy Hills is in many ways the ideal of modern links. Intended for the serious golfer, its narrow fairways appear tough to hit from the tee, but the landing areas sculpted from the dunes are deceptively wide. Measuring a hefty 7,255 yards from the tips, Sandy Hills was designed with championship play in mind.
On Site: Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort
Radisson Blu Letterkenny
- FOUNDED 1893
- DESIGNED Tom Morris, James Braid, Harry Vardon
- TYPE Links
- PAR 70
- LENGTH 6,476 yards
- HOLES 18
Local Sights & Attractions
In December 1811, the HMS Frigate Saldanha (British Naval Ship) sought shelter from a storm, heading towards Fanad as it frantically fought the raging wind and waves. Sadly, reaching shore safely never happened, and the ship was wrecked off the northern coast with the only survivor being the ship’s parrot. Soon after, the Fanad Head Lighthouse was built to help guide ships and sailors safely on their journeys. It’s still there today, standing on a rocky outcrop blinking out to sea and is now being developed into a visitors’ centre.
Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) Cliffs
One of the North Coast’s most iconic attractions and Europe’s highest marine cliffs, Sliabh Liag allows visitors to explore countryside that verges on the Atlantic Ocean. Witness outstanding scenic views of imposing mountains, picturesque Islands and beautiful bays along some of the most dramatic landscape in Europe.