"In any string of words I might pen over the rest of my life, I might never write a more true sentence than this: Carne is absolutely brilliant. Front nine, back nine, every hole, every hill, every inch of the place is simply special."
- Tom Coyne (Author of 'A Course Called Ireland')

"For the first time in Top 50 history, two courses share the top ranking. Carne’s rise can be explained by the recent opening of its new Kilmore 9, a spectacular side of golf winding through the Mullet Peninsula’s most breathtaking dunes."
- John Garrity, commenting on his ‘World’s Top 50 Courses’.

“If I was only allowed to play one golf course again it would be Carne. It's this incredibly wild and beautiful setting with these huge sand dunes stretching 150m above sea level.”
Kevin Markham, Author: Hooked and Driving the Green, Irish Sunday Times 1st June 2014 following his journey around Ireland playing 350 courses. 

"What a classic, wild and ranging layout, in a most stunning setting.”
Jay Morse, editor of forelinksters.com.