Dunfanaghy Golf Club is an 18-hole 5,100 metres Par 68 true links course laid out in 1905 by six times winner of the British Open, Mr Harry Vardon. It is situated in County Donegal, 40 minutes North West of Londonderry along the beautiful north-west coast of Ireland.
Being one of only two hundred links courses worldwide, Dunfanaghy is easily walked but also offers a superb golfing challenge. The course has spectacular views of Sheephaven Bay, nearby beaches, headlands, harbours and the dramatic Derryveagh Mountains. The greens are consistently rated among the best in Ireland and the course is sand-based and free-draining, making it playable all year round.
Dunfanaghy is a course for the true links lover. The course heads in only two directions, so wind plays a tactical part of your play. The low level hitter works well here, but if that’s not possible, the bump and run can also be very effective.
The 6th, 10th, 17th & 18th holes are favourites with most for their individuality whilst the 16th is the only Par 5 on the course. And although the course may not be the prettiest to the eye, players will receive an education.
Dunfanaghy Golf Club proudly list two Irish close Champions and one North of Ireland Open Champion as members over the last decade. 2006 saw the 100th year of Dunfanaghy Golf Club. Ryder Cup legend Paul McGinley can often be seen playing at the club when he is not away on official ’work’ duty, and is often in the clubhouse sharing a drink with friends.