Photographing Carne: Far More than a Thousand Words
I guess the black cloud barging in over the Atlantic should have been fair warning, but I was out striding the fairways in glorious sunshine. A black cloud wasn’t going to darken my mood. Rucksack on my back, camera in hand, I was taking advantage of the beautiful weather to photograph one of the most remarkable courses I have ever played or seen… and yes, I mean Carne Golf Links. I was heading towards the 13th green at the farthest point of Carne’s 27 holes, its green hovering above the beach, its flag sitting against the ocean and the horizon beyond. Next stop, America. And the cloud advanced.



Two minutes later the rain was inflicting a painful experience on my head and a painful lesson of the risks of how contrary the Irish weather can be. There was no shelter, despite the nearby towering dunes. The 14th is the.
Posted by admin at Jun 23, 2016 Category: Other
Tags: Blacksod, carne golf links, golf photography

How To Play Links Golf
First, if you already play a lot of links golf – real links golf – then this blog probably isn’t for you. If so, I apologise.

Second, you may think golf is golf… what makes links golf any different to the ‘regular’ parkland golf I play?

The thing is, it is different. Very different. Forget for a minute that links golf is the purest and earliest form of the game… what makes it stand out is the physical characteristics of the landscape. The dunes, the lack of trees, the deep bunkering, the shapes of fairways and greens.

That in itself suggests the need for a different style of golf. And then there’s the wind.

So yes, a few extra skills, a different point of view, an acceptance of your fallibility… they’ll all help.

Here are eight tips and suggestions to consider when you decide it’s time to play links golf. Once you’re done, come to Carne Golf Links and give.
Posted by admin at Jun 23, 2016 Category: Other
Tags: Bump and run, carne golf links, How to play links golf, Irish Links Courses top

12 Top Tips for a Golf Trip To Ireland – Part 2
Continuing on from the last blog, here are tips 3 to 12 on how to make the most of your golf trip to Ireland. This is a guide to help you get more - some may be second nature to you already... and if you have a few other suggestions, please feel free to let us know.

3. Golf Clubs & Bag

Golf Clubs

These days you don’t even have to travel with your own clubs when flying overseas. If you fly in to Dublin you can rent the latest models of club from ClubsToHire. Yes, you don’t have your own clubs, but it will save on packing, effort, worry and, possibly, the price of your plane ticket. It will also keep your spouse happier if your holiday is of the family variety

At ClubsToHire you can choose from the latest clubs… so if you’re thinking of upgrading, it is worth.
Posted by admin at Jun 23, 2016 Category: Other
Tags: Belmullet, carne golf links, Clubs to Hire, Links Golf Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way top

12 Top Tips for a Golf Trip To Ireland – Part 1

Twelve Top Tips for a Golf Trip To Ireland – Part 1

When you’ve made the decision to take a golf trip it is easy to focus on the destination and the mustplay courses… but there is so much more involved if you are to maximise your enjoyment. Every golf trip requires planning – whether you’re travelling a few thousand miles or just a couple of hundred yards. Consider the essentials (golf shoes) and the nice-to-haves (umbrella); consider the mix of friends, the variety of handicaps and, of course, the different needs of every golfer making the journey.

It’s no easy task, so here’s a 12 stage guide to ensure that any golf trip to Ireland (and Carne, obviously) is the thrilling adventure you want it to be.

1. Your Irish Golf Itinerary
2. When to Come?
3. Golf Clubs & Bag
4. Golf Club Travel Case
Posted by admin at Jun 22, 2016 Category: Other
Tags: golf in the north west of ireland, Irish Links Courses, Top Tips for Golfing in Ireland top

Emigration from Erris
Our history is their history and theirs is ours. By remembering the people who left, we welcome back their descendants.
- Rosemarie Geraghty

Two years ago, in July 2013, golfers & golf journalists from all over the world enjoyed the official opening event of the Kilmore nine holes at Carne Golf Links. Needless to say, the new nine holes have been greatly acclaimed since, being deemed “challenging”, “magnificent” and “stunning”. According to Robin Hiseman of European Golf Design, “Carne now has 27 of the most dramatic duneland holes in the world.” High praise, indeed!

At that time, which was the year of The Gathering, the visiting golfers also enjoyed another picturesque event in the nearby villages of Eachléim (Aughleam) and An Fód Dubh (Blacksod). A special commemorative garden in Blacksod was launched – a kind of “reverse Ellis Island” at the bottom.
Posted by admin at Jun 22, 2016 Category: Other
Tags: Blacksod, Eachléim, emigration, James Hack Tuke, John Garrity top