Slieve Russell Golf Club
The Slieve Russell Golf Course is located on the grounds of the hotel of the same name in the heart of County Cavan, amongst beautiful rolling countryside, it is close to the border with Northern Ireland. It is situated on a magnificent 300 acre estate. This championship parkland course was designed by Patrick Merrigan in 1992 and has been receiving much acclaim and recognition for its design since it opened. It is a par 72, measuring 7,054 yards from the blue tees.
The design and layout is an ideal example of a great parkland course, with an added boldness, it sits seamlessly into the landscape as it winds around the natural drumlins, two lakes and undulating terrain. It favours water hazards and bunkers with them both being used considerably throughout the course, the estate itself is has more than 50 acres worth of lakes that stretch across the heart of the course. There is a great array of holes, you can anticipate some intricate ones, especially on the back nine. The hole length varies constantly and there are only two short par 4's. It is a course that will interest players of all styles and levels, as it offers a real test of your game with a new challenge on every hole.
The course is pristine and in immaculate condition. The large manicured greens can be tricky, they are large and rolling and you will find they run true and fast. There are a hundred sprawling bunkers that embrace the fairways but they are not too deep. The rough is a good distance from the fairways so is not too punishing.
It is a stunning beautiful spot as well as being tranquil and peaceful, it offers a great golf escape. Although a new course it has matured well and will continue to gather interest and attention and climb up the ranks of the top courses here in Ireland.
Tournaments Held Here
Northwest of Ireland Open: 2001 & 2002
Irish Professionals Championship: 2002
Smurfit Irish P.G.A: 1996
PGA Pro-AM: 1997 to date
Our Favourite Hole
After due consideration we are of the opinion that the 7th is the best, not least because of the challenges it holds but also, it is without hesitation the most stunning hole on the course. It is a par 3, 220 yards, played from a highly elevated tee down a long stretch to the green that, is enclosed by a ring of bunkers waiting to ensnare those too short shots. From this elevated view point you have panoramic vistas of the entire property including the hotel and the hills in the distance.
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