Donegal Golf Club

Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh, Co. Donegal



Donegal Golf Club at Murvagh, Co Donegal is an outstanding links golf course. Designed by the legendary course architect, Eddie Hackett, it is continually featured in Golf World's Top 100 courses in Ireland and Great Britain .


Donegal Golf Club was founded in 1959 and the first  golf course and clubhouse was built on the edge of Donegal Town at Tullycullion. The land for this course was granted to the club for their use by the Temple family, owners of the Magee & Co. The club remained there until 1973.

In the early 70’s some far-sighted members identified the links land of the Murvagh Penninsula as being more than suitable for a golf course.

The land was leased from the then Dept of Lands and Ireland ’s leading golf course designer at the time, Eddie Hackett (pictured right) was hired to design an 18-hole golf course on the Murvagh links.

The course and new clubhouse was officially opened in 1976. Since then the course has undergone some changes with major remodelling at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 12th, 13th,and 14th and  the 4th is currently being redeveloped. Most of these changes were carried out under the direction of Mr. Pat Ruddy.

In 1997, the original clubhouse was demolished and the current structure was officially opened in May 1998.

The club and course has in the past hosted the Irish Ladies Close Championship in 1979 and again in 2003. More recently in 2004 the Men’s Irish Close Championship was held here, won by the European Amateur Champion, Brian McElhinney


Course length : 7280 yards
Holes : 18 Par : 73
Type : Classic Links
Club Professional :
Leslie Robinson
Facilities :
Putting, chipping greens, Driving range.


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