Things to Do - Golf
Planning a Golf Staycation? Hamill’s Bed and Breakfast is ideally situated to provide year round access to some of the finest golf courses Ireland has to offer. We can provide accommodation for golf societies and individuals alike and whether its parkland or links golf courses, Hamill’s Bed and Breakfast is the perfect location to enjoy your weekend golfing break or golfing holiday.
Ballinamore Golf Club
Situated just outside the town of Ballinamore along the Shannon Erne Waterway, the course itself is a beautiful 9 hole parkland course set in rolling Co. Leitrim farmland and provides panoramic views of Sliabh an Iarainn (Iron Mountain) and is bordered by the Ballinamore – Ballyconnell Canal. The steady passage of boats along the canal makes the course a pleasure to play. A not to be missed golf outing on your next golf staycation.
The Club was founded in 1934 and in 1996 Dr. Arthur Spring re-designed the course which was officially opened by JP McManus on June 26th 2004. It has established itself as one of the finest 9 hole courses in the region.
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club
An 18 hole parkland course, constructed to the highest USGA specifications, located on the outskirts of Carrick on Shannon on the banks of the River Shannon. The course itself is set against the backdrop of the Arigna mountain range and boasts stunning views of Drumharlow Lake and the Boyle River.
The course itself has in recent years, been increased from 9 holes to 18 holes and incorporates some 12 acres marshland, which was preserved and integrated into the design. There are some spectacular holes, not least the eight where the tee-box is surrounded by water, which require a carry-over of the Boyle River. The 13th hole is a frightening par 3 – just 200 metres “short” and has all the hallmarks of becoming rather special in Irish golfing folklore. Facilities include a state of the art driving range complete with golf ball dispensers, as well as a practice area and a putting green.
Slieve Russell Golf Course
Slieve Russell Golf Course is located in nearby Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan and has played host to some major golfing events in its history, including The Irish PGA Championship in 1996 and the Quinn Insurance PGA Charity Pro-Am, which has been held there since 1997 and has now become an annual event, boasting one of the highest prizefunds in Europe. The Slieve Russell has also played host to European Tour events – North West of Ireland Open in 2001 & 2002.
This 18 hole championship course is wrapped around the lakes and drumlins of the County Cavan landscape and is ranked in the Golf Digest Top 15 Parkland Courses in Ireland.
Strandhill Golf Club
Strandhill Golf Club is located in the picturesque village of Strandhill, Sligo. With Knocknarea Mountain and Queen Maeve’s Cairn as a backdrop and stunning panoramic views of Sligo Bay and the Benbulben Mountain Range, this 18 hole links style golf course, founded in 1931, provides a challenge to both the beginner and experienced golfer alike.
The present 18-hole course was opened in 1973 and a new, modern clubhouse was unveiled in 1997. However, following the accidental destruction of the clubhouse in 2005, a new chapter has been embarked upon with the development of a new clubhouse in 2006, the year in which Strandhill Golf Club celebrated its 75th anniversary.
Combine this stunning links course with our nearby parkland courses when you stay at Hamill’s for the perfect Golf Staycation!
Leitrim Tourist Information Office
The Old Barrel Store, Carrick-on-Shannon
Cavan Tourist Information Office
Farnham St, Abbeyland, Cavan