Golf in Monaghan
Rossmore Golf Club
In 1916 a number of citizens of Monaghan town decided to start a golf club. They approached the right Honourable Derrick Warner William, fifth Lord Baron Rossmore with a request that he should lease them part of his demesne. A meeting, over which Lord Rossmore presided, was held in the Westenra Arms Hotel on the 16th of August 1916 and Rossmore Golf Club was formed.
The original course was nine holes but it was extended to 18 holes in 1992. Since then several holes have been re-designed to make more use of the many lakes and streams and rivers throughout the course. Now with so many challenging holes it has championship potential and will test the best of golfers.
For more information visit their website at www.rossmoregc.com
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club
‘The beauty of Lough Muckno is one Ireland’s best kept secrets’
Lough Muckno may be a well kept secret, but not for much longer. As it drapes itself lazily around tree-bound islands and along the shore, the lough promises one of Irelands most beautiful and evocative settings for golf.
Overlooking it all is Concra Wood Golf and Country Club in Castleblayney Co. Monaghan. What other golf course can boast such a location with views over the Monaghan drumlins to distant mountains? What other golf course can boast two of Irelands greatest golfing legends as the designers. Concra Wood Golf and Country Club was designed by Christy O’Connor Junior and Christy O’Connor Senior. It opened in 2008, and will become one of Irelands and Europe’s finest golf courses. Lough Muckno and the golf course are gloriously entwined. Eleven holes lure you to the water’s edge, promising danger and excitement time and again. It makes Concra Wood a stern and beautiful test of golf, whatever your ability.
For more information visit their website at www.concrawood.ie