• TypeLinks
  • Holes9
  • ArchitectMichael Doherty
  • Established1986

Cruit Island Golf Club

Situated about 40 minutes farther north from Portnoo on the Donegal Coast lies a golf course that can best be described as simply an indisputable fact–the greatest 9-hole course on earth.


Cruit Island Golf Club Set on the edge of the wild and rugged Atlantic ocean, next stop America, you will savour unrestricted panoramic views that will take your breath away. A true natural 9 hole links course, golf at its best, par 68, where every shot must be methodically thought out. Connected to the coast by a short causeway, the setting at Cruit Island rivals and perhaps even exceeds in some ways places like Old Head and Pebble Beach. 

The course is 2,809 yards long with seven par fours and two par threes, one of which, the 150 yard 6th, is the spectacular signature hole, played along the cliffs edge. The first two holes are stiff openers, both measuring over 400 yards in length. 

A round at Cruit Island could well be the most memorable round you will ever experience.