Carne Golf Links (Hackett Course)
Set in magnificent, unspoilt sand dunes stretching 150m above sea level, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic across Blacksod Bay and the legendary islands of Inis Glóire and inis Géidhe. The course features eighteen amazing holes designed by the late Eddie Hackett, and true to his philosophy for respecting the natural landscape, the tees and greens occurred naturally and very little earth moving was involved in the course construction. Carne was the last course designed by Hackett and many say it is his most challenging. The Hackett 18 integrates with the newer Kilmore Nine course, creating the Wild Atlantic Dunes course, which is arguably the most spectacular links course in Ireland, raw and untamed, with increased drama as the holes weave their way through the awe inspiring corners of the dune system, and is arguably the biggest dunes course in the world. A visit to Carne would be incomplete without playing all 27 holes. Carne offers traditional raw links golf at its very best in a truly unique and idyllic golfing location, an experience not to be missed.
Rated number 60 in the top 100 Golf Courses in the UK and Ireland, and in the top 15 golf courses within Ireland.
- Eddie Hackett