As Captain of Bready Golf Society, I picked Letterkenny to have my Captain's Day on Saturday the 10th of October. I was a little concerned about so late in the season, and the chance of the weather breaking, but what a day we had! The temperature was about 16c and Polo Shirts were worn by the majority. The Green's were excellent, as good as anywhere I've played on and the layout of the course now means every tee shot has to be accurate. If you're offline the water or strategically placed bunkers will catch you! I also had the privilege to witness, only for the second time live, a hole-in-one by one of the local members. The meal and service in the Bar afterwards was excellent and a brilliant day was had by all. Thanks once again.
August 2014 - We have enjoyed the space as parkland variety to the otherwise dominant links courses. Interesting fairways along the bay and through the hills with mature trees. Good place condition and very friendly people! With a 3-golf pass for €90,(1x Letterkenny, Rosapenna and Portsalon) a good price-performance ratio.
Nov 2009 - Letterkenny is a surprise to many people. First of all, it is affordable and friendly, which is always a good start. Then you make your way to a tee box which is as fine a first as you will see on any parkland. Driving downhill towards a blind green through a corridor of mature broadleaf trees sets the scene perfectly for what lies ahead. There are challenges, not least the 2nd which is a tough par 5 that had Paul McGinley advising it should be tempered. The holes along Lough Swilly are scenic and peaceful. Although only 10 minutes from the thriving town centre, you are worlds away and free to enjoy the golf. The back nine weaves its way uphill through the old barnhill estate - again through a cluster of mature trees. The 11th is a fine long par 5 uphill to a vantage point where this course can be viewed in all its glory. The 13th is definately unlucky for some, and is one of the longest par 3's i have ever played. Flanked by those trees, a green side bunker and a big fall off behind the green, a par is definately a good score. The closing holes all have their challenges - even stroke index 18, which is a short uphill par 3 which has a fantastic 2-tiered green gaurded by one of the deepest bunkers I have been in. The 18th is a big hitters paradise - again par 5, and finishing in a fantastic setting. I would recommend Letterkenny highly. It may not be on your itinery list, but as all of who have been on a golfing holiday will tell you, it is the hidden gems which are the best. Letterkenny is definately one of those. The night-life isnt bad either 🙂
July 2013 - Greens were fantastic, the course is up there with the best in Ireland. Great clubhouse and delicious food. Well stocked proshop and the clubhouse facilities were clean and tidy. I'll be back soon
August 2010 - Unbelievable the great condition I found the course. I had played the course more than 5 years ago and I found it hard to recognise it as the same course. Congratulations to all involved in the fantastic improvements and best wishes for the future
What a pleasure to play your wonderful course in late autumn sunshine. The greenstaff must be commended after a terrible summer. We also dined in the fabulous Brown's Restaurant at the clubhouse - the best food we have ever eaten at a golf course. We'll be back!