Cruit Island Golf Club

Cruit Island Golf Club, Kincasslagh, Border Region, Republic of Ireland

074 9543296 | Golf course website

10 reviews of Cruit Island Golf Club

This really is special - sea on three sides and the most spectacular views. Disagree about the blind shots - I can only think of two (the first and the fifth) where they cause genuinely unfair results, and only until you know what lies beyond. The first two holes are as far from the sea as you will get, in a shallow valley, and are classic testing links holes. A drive across a ravine at the third is followed by a downhill approach to a green beyond which the land drops off into sea cliffs, and the round never lets up from there, with the drivable but blind fifth providing excitement, and drive across wasteland to a climbing twisting fairway at the seventh. Highlight however must be the sixth - the sea cove is the most spectacular natural backdrop to a hole I have ever seen - and you must carry it generally into the gale. Superb stuff.

Posted by T Williams on 31/01/2006
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  • Clubhouse 3
  • Course challenge 4
  • Value for money 5
  • Clubhouse 3
  • Course challenge 4
  • Value for money 5

Cruit island is a par 68 course with scenery the like of which is unmatched any where, the course is a little on the short side but great efforts have been made recently in the way of moving back tee's and adding extra bunkers which have added significantly to the challenge. The greens have also been improved vastly since i began playing the course some 12 years ago. If your looking for a challenging game of golf for an excellent price with views to match then look no further than Cruit Island.

Posted by John G on 11/10/2002

Best 9 hole course ever played. Greens and tee boxes like you've never seen anywhere - magificant. Beautiful clubhouse with great food and friendly staff. No better way to spend a holiday than a trip to Cruit Island, keep your Peeble Beach and all the other big names, you haven't played golf till you've been to the Island. Well Done!!

Posted by Mary on 24/08/2002

This truely is Ireland's hidden gem. I've played golf on most of Ireland's famous courses, from the magnificent Ballyliffin to the overrated Lahinch and if the great professional in the sky said I could have one last round before finally putting out, I would play Cruit Island.

Posted by Joe McKechnie on 23/08/2002

the most enjoyment i've had playing golf. go.

Posted by paul coupar on 02/08/2002

Well Cruit Island is the best course i have ever played in. The people are friendly and the golfers there are sensational. The course is a fine 9-hole course with easily reached holes and difficultly reaching holes. The Criut team won the Donegal cup in 1999 and they reached the final in 2001, this shows the talent that comes from Cruit Island.

Posted by Daniel Sweeney on 10/02/2002

The course is stunning from the journey to get there to walking up to the first tee. we enjoyed playing there so much that my partner proposed on the last hole last oct.what did i say YES!

Posted by BEV on 30/06/2001

Cruit is a joy to behold. A really friendly club set in magical scenery. It has a good layout which means the ever-present wind requires different a different approach on each hole. Watch your ball sail across the gulley to land on the 6th green and you're hooked for life! It's a course I'll always go back to, well worth the journey.

Posted by Ciaran McCallion on 26/06/2001

I've played Cruit in the summer and also on Christmas Eve, in all seasons it is the most senic place I have ever played and the staff are exceptional. You don't care what your score is because you are too busy watching the beautiful sourroundings. I will be visiting my wife's home in Dungloe again this spring and cannot wait to play there again.

Posted by on 20/12/2000

Stunningly beautiful course, very friendly staff and almost impossible to find. Just one big problem - it is the most unfair golf course I have ever played. Blind shots are the rule rather than the exception. Didn't care though, because it was such a glorious place to visit.

Posted by on 26/10/2000

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