Loch Erne Golf Course - County Fermanagh

Located in County Fermanagh, Lough Erne Resort was voted ‘Golf Resort of the Year', is home to two Championship golf courses—The Faldo Course and Castle Hume Course.

Designed by six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo--Lough Erne was his first golf course design in Ireland--and in golfing terms, it was a hole-in-one! Nestled on a private 600-acre peninsula between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough its magnificent setting will make this a course you will remember.

As imagined, water frequently comes into play at Lough Erne—no less than 11 holes. This is best tested at the tricky par 4 10th. While being the 2nd shortest par 4 on the card, it is fraught with difficulty—both off the tee and on your approach shot to the green. It takes an extremely accurate second shot as you are hitting into an island green, surrounded by Lower Lough Erne on left, right and back of the green.

Situated behind the 9th green, you would be well advised to stop at the Halfway House for a light bite before tackling the “Emerald Isle” 10th.

Lough Erne has received numerous awards and accolades—Golfweek named this resort #7 in its category “Best of Great Britain and Ireland’s Modern Classic Courses”. It was recently announced that Lough Erne would host the 2017 British Open. (credit: NITB)

AT A GLANCE- Type of course: Lakeland  Length of Course in Yards: 7167  Par: 77  Best days to play: Any

 We love this short Glenmorangie video of Sir Nick Faldo as he describes designing the 10th hole at Lough Erne. Sit back, pour yourself a dram of Glenmorangie and enjoy the clip! 

Credit: Glenmorangie