County Louth Golf Club, Baltray, Drogheda, Co. Louth
County Louth Golf Club or “Baltray” as it is more affectionately known is situated 4 miles from the historic town of Drogheda at the mouth of the river Boyne, with the river to the south and the Irish Sea to the east. This is Links golf at is very best, with only the muted murmur of a ships engine to break the sounds of nature, as it quietly wends its way up river to the port.
Rated in Golf Digest’s top 100 courses in the world as a “hidden gem”, it is one of the top twenty-five courses in the British Isles and it is in the top six in the island of Ireland. Sometimes ferocious and other times benign, it provides competition for all handicaps. In today’s language, it could well be described as “user friendly”. There is no doubt that your game has to be in good shape to bring in a decent score at this renowned links which attracts thousands of overseas visitors each, particularly Americans. Many of those visitors rare it more highly than a lot of the more famous Scottish links courses.
County Louth Golf Club were the proud hosts of a highly successful Nissan Irish Open in 2004. Each year, the East of Ireland Amateur Championship, of the four Irish amateur “majors” is played at Baltray. Past winners of note include, Darren Clarke and Des Smyth, who is of course a local, living next door to the course.
County Louth Golf Club, Baltray, Drogheda, Co.Louth, Ireland
Tel: +353 41 988 1530 – Fax: +353 41 988 1531 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org