Carne Golf Links golf club Mayo

Carne Golf Links golf course Mayo

Carne Golf Links Golf Course

Carne Golf Links Club Crest

Carne Golf Links home of Belmullet Golf Club, is a great challenge for the keen golfer. Lying in splendid sand dunes it overlooks Blacksod, Achill, Inis Gé and Inis Gluaire Islands. This classic 18 hole links course is one of the finest courses in Ireland and has been voted in the top 100 courses in the World Golf Magazine.

Belmullet Golf Club has been voted the seventh best links course in Ireland and the UK by  It was the last links course to be designed by Eddie Hackett and is believed by many who played it to be his greatest challenge.
There are some breathtaking views over the Atlantic and the legendary Islands of Inis Glóire and Inis Gé.  Discount Golf rates are available for groups and juniors.
This Belmullet Golf Links has its own golf shop for all your golfing equipment.  At 6119 meters (6608 yards), this par 72 Carne Golf Links, home of Belmullet Golf Club is a must play for golfers visiting Ireland. There areOpen golf competitions on through the year and you can find all information on tee times and competitions on this website.

Another of Ireland’s great west coast links where the sound of the Atlantic, surf in Killala Bay is a steadfast accompaniment to the golf round. Carne Golf Links, home of Belmullet Golf Club has the distinction of being the last links course designed by the late legendary Eddie Hackett and is now believed by many who have played there to be his greatest challenge.

Eddie created a series of interesting holes which will encourage the use of a variation of clubs. An enticing hole is the 13th, where the golfer meets a birdie opportunity from the scenic, elevated tee, yet the drive calls for an accurate hit and is not for the faint hearted.

Carne Golf Links lies in the splendid sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay, the legendary Inis Geidhe and Inis Gluaire islands and dramatic Achill. Affording little disturbance to the natural and un-spoilt environment that surrounds it, Belmullet is "everything you could ever ask for from the 1st tee to the 18th green"  -  James W. Finnegan - "Emerald Fairways and Flecked Seas"

Is annamh a thagann tu ar ghalf chursa a thugann dushlan ar Leith duit mar a thugann Cairn ach nuair a tharlaionn se is iontach an rude"

Carne Golf Links was the venue for the Irish Close Championship in 1993.

Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 16-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-1);

Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 17-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-1);

Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 16-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Same);

Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 16-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-6);

Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 20-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-1);

Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 21-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 24-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 25-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Carne Golf Links was voted the  No. 21-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 21-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Carne Golf Links was voted the  No. 21-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Carne Golf Links was voted the  No. 19-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

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Green Fees Jan, Feb. Nov. & Dec.GUI: €40
Green Fees Jan, Feb. Nov. & Dec. €45
Green Fees March GUI.: €50
Green Fees March: €60
Green Fees April to September GUI: €55
Green Fees April to September: €100
Green Fees with a Member: €30
Green Fees for Opens: €30
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €35
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Links
No Holes 27
Members 393
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1925

Beal An Mhuirthead,
Co. Mayo

Telephone 097-82292
Website Carne Golf Links golf club website
Secretary/Manager: John Geraghty
Captain: Fergus Scanlon
Lady Captain: Assumpta Guilfoyle
President: Edmund McAndrew
Vice-Captains': James McGuire & Rita Walsh
Hon. Secretary: John Geraghty & Helen Comiskey
Club Pro: None-Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Dermot Butler & Rita Walsh
Comp. Secretary: Jim Brown & Eimear Gilroy, Rita Walsh
Carne Golf Links Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: Daylight hours
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None (phone weekends)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Carne Golf Links operate The Wild Atlantic Way Golf Pass together with Westport & Connemara for €129 in 2017

Carne Golf Links Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 25 February
  Closed 1
Presidents Prize Sunday 24 June   Closed 1
Lady Captains Prize Sunday 8 July   Closed 1
Captains Prize Sunday 22 July   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 March
Sunday 1 April Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 31 March 
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 1 April
  Open 1
Belmullet GAA Am-Am Saturday 5 May   Open 1
Club Annual Fundraiser
Saturday 19 May Sunday 20 May Open 2
Club Annual Fundraiser
Sunday 20 May   Open 1
Our Lady's Secondary School Am-Am
Saturday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 12 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 14 June   Open 1
Practice Day Friday 15 June   IPGA 1
Carne Links Pro-Am Saturday 16 June Sunday 17 June IPGA 2
Carne Links Pro-Am Sunday 17 June   IPGA 1
Atlantic Coast Challenge 3-Person Team
Monday 2 July Wednesday 4 July Open 3
Atlantic Coast Challenge 3-Person Team Tuesday 3 July   Open 1
Atlantic Coast Challenge 3-Person Team Wednesday 4 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 27 October Sunday 28 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 28 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

White Par 72 SSS 71 5,825 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 69 5,369 m
Red Par 73 SSS 73 4,828 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,132 m


Name Hole No Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Cnoc na Ros 1 343 333 290
4 10 285
4 4
Tochair Easpag 2 183 149 138 3 16 125 3 14
An Traonach 3 376 370 302 4 4 300
4 10
Tobar Ton 4 463 463 453 5 18 373 5 16
Lus na mBrat 5 378 327 271 4 12 263 4 12
Sraith na Sabhaicini 6 363 355 310 4 2 275 4 8
Ard na Gaoithe 7 162 154 125 3 14 121 3 18
Log 'a Si 8 365 360 348 4 8 297
4 2
Si Gaoith' 9 327 320 272 4 6 248 4 6
  Out 2,970 2,831 2,509 35   2,287 35  
Macalla 10 465 432 422 5 15 360 5 15
Conn 11 332 302 297 4 5 269 4 3
Fiachra 12 331 304
275 4 13 272 4 5
Aodh 13 482 446 440 5 9 382 5 11
Fionnuala 14 138 134 130 3 11 125 3 7
Tir na nÓg 15 366 356 345 4 3 293 4 1
Magairlin 16 154 142 129 3 17 111 3 17
An Muirineach 17 399 392 346 4 1 339 5 13
Log 'a Fola 18 495 486 476 5 7 390 5 9
  In 3,162 2,994 2,860 37   2,541 38  
  Total 6,132 5,825 5,369 72   4,828 73  
  SSS 73 71 69     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record:  66 Mark O'Sullivan Galway G. C. (+3) 22/10/2005 Pro. 66 Phillip Walton 12/05/2002

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Belmullet Golf Club won the Connacht Seniors Championship in 2012 when the team was Sean McAndrew, Francis Healy, Gerry Maguire, Jim Brown, Danny Glackin, Pat McIntyre, Padraic Lynskey, Jack Creaner, Eamon Mangan, Donal Shine, Ivan Griffin, John Gallagher and John Boyd they were Captained by Coilin Faherty.

Belmullet Golf Club won the Cecil Ewing Shield in 2005, when the team was, John Geraghty, Padraic McIntyre, Des O'Connor, Kevin Barrett, Hugh Carey, John Gallagher, Martin Gaughan, Kenneth Barrett, Sean O'Coisdealbha, Chris Birrane, John Healy, Pat Reidy and James Kelly, they were captained by Gary Stanley.

Michael Lavelle won the Mayo Scratch Cup in 2004.

Prior to 2001

Belmullet won the County Cup in 1995, when the team was, Colin Faherty, Donal Shine, Edmund McAndrew, Kevin Donnelly, Martin O'Toole, Pat McIntyre, Jim Power, John Hanley, Francis Healy and Sean McAndrew.

Belmullet won the Grainne Cup in 1973 when the team was, Joe Kerrigan, Frank Clarke, Michael Kavanagh, Michael McGearbhuigh, Michael McDonnell and Ted Hawkins, they were captained by Michael Gallagher. 

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

Michael Lavelle represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2006 to 2007 playing 12-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 7-matches accumulating 9-points;

History of Carne Golf Links

Founded 1925, affiliated 1926.

Membership at the time cost £1-1s and green fees were 1s 6d for a round. Caddies were paid at a rate of not more than 6d for nine holes and 9d for eighteen holes. Those entrepreneur's hoping to reap the benefits of selling lost balls were paid not more than 3d per ball.

The first Annual General Meeting was held on 17th March 1926 at which the name Belmullet Golf Club and the first Rules and Regulations for the Club were adopted.

At that time the Links was situated at Carne.

Cross Binghamstown

The agreement regarding the use of lands for the links was drawn up between the Trustees of the Club, Pat Mc Andrew and Anthony Mc Andrew in 1928.

Mr. W.E. Mc Namara of Lahinch Golf Club was employed in 1929 to help lay out the course and give some lessons. A subsidy of £2-10-0 was received from the Golfing Union of Ireland in September 1929 to help defray the cost of his employment.

A critical point in the Club's history was reached in 1934, due to the decline in memberships the Club was unable to pay the cost of rent for the Links and was on the verge of being disbanded. However the situation was retrieved when the owners accepted a rent of £15 per year for the Links.

In 1992 the Club moved from the nine hole links at Cross Binghamstown to the spectacular new 18 hole Carne Golf Links,the last Links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett. 

The Club Logo based on an old Irish Myth.

King Lir married the daughter of the High King and had four beautiful children: Fionnuala, Aodh, Fiachra and Conn. After the premature death of their mother, Lir married their jealous aunt Aoife who cast a spell which transformed the children into swans and in which form they would remain for the next nine hundred years. Three hundred years were to be spent on Lough Derravaragh in County Westmeath, three hundred years on the Sea of Moyle between Ireland and Scotland and three hundred years in the Atlantic off Erris in Mayo. On returning after the nine hundred years to where Lir's fort had been in the Fews they found nothing left only a bare green hillock. They then returned to Erris and settled on a small lake on the island of Inishglora.

They were eventually returned to the human form but alas as old dying people and after passing away it is said that they were buried on Inishglora.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mary Earley 1990 Ladies Captain
David Hurst 1990 Men's Captain
Brid McDermott 1991 Ladies Captain
Kevin Rabbitte 1991 Men's Captain
Rita Nolan 1992 Ladies Captain
Eamon Mangan 1992 Men's Captain
Maureen Connolly 1993 Ladies Captain
Pat Caffery 1993 Men's Captain
Eilish Molloy 1994 Ladies Captain
Edmund McAndrew 1994 Men's Captain
Anastasia McNamara 1995 Ladies Captain
Michael Mangan 1995 Men's Captain
Pauline Mangan 1996 Ladies Captain
Bernard Padden 1996 Men's Captain
Mary Maughan 1997 Ladies Captain
Frank Healy 1997 Men's Captain
Anna May Leech 1998 Ladies Captain
Liam McAndrew 1998 Men's Captain
Marie Gavin 1999 Ladies Captain
Frank Brogan 1999 Men's Captain
Michael Mangan 1999 President
Kathleen Lynskey 2000 Ladies Captain
Anthony McNamara 2000 Men's Captain
Michael Mangan 2000 President
Gemma Kavanagh 2001 Ladies Captain
Hughie Carey 2001 Men's Captain
Kathleen Carney 2001 President
Katherine Mangan 2002 Ladies Captain
Vincent Fahy 2002 Men's Captain
Rita Nolan 2002 President
Sheila Tallott 2003 Ladies Captain
Kevin Donnelly 2003 Men's Captain
Michael McGarry 2003 President
Bernie McAndrew 2004 Ladies Captain
John Hanley 2004 Men's Captain
Joe Kerrigan 2004 President
Delia Garvin 2005 Ladies Captain
Gary Stanley 2005 Men's Captain
Anna May-Leech 2005 President
Ann McGarry 2006 Ladies Captain
Hugh Carey 2006 Men's Captain
Colin Faherty 2006 President
Geraldine Gallagher 2007 Ladies Captain
Sean Doherty 2007 Men's Captain
Frank Brogan 2007 President
Linsey deBurgh-Whyte 2008 Ladies Captain
Ivan Griffin 2008 Men's Captain
Kay Keogan 2008 President
Ailish Barrett 2009 Ladies Captain
John Healy 2009 Men's Captain
Paddy Lavelle 2009 President
Fiona Ryan 2010 Ladies Captain
Noel Reilly 2010 Men's Captain
Paddy Lavelle 2010 President
Dawn Barrett 2011 Ladies Captain
P. J. McHale 2011 Men's Captain
Ann McGarry 2011 President
Eileen Shaw 2012 Ladies Captain
Jim Brown 2012 Men's Captain
Maurice Earley 2012 President
Sheila Tallott 2013 Ladies Captain
Chris Tallott 2013 Men's Captain
Donal Shine 2013 President
Marie Cuffe 2014 Ladies Captain
Peter Mulry 2014 Men's Captain
Kathleen Lynskey 2014 President
Eimear Gilroy 2015 Ladies Captain
Sean O'Coisdealbha 2015 Men's Captain
Jim Brown
2015 President
Margaret Parsons 2016 Ladies Captain
John Gallagher 2016 Men's Captain
Seamus Cafferky
2016 President
Helen Comiskey 2017 Ladies Captain
Gerry Maguire 2017 Men's Captain
Ailish Barrett 2017 President
Assumpta Guilfoyle 2018 Ladies Captain
Fergus Scanlon 2018 Men's Captain
Edmund McAndrew 2018 President
  2018 Lowest Ladies Handicap
David McIntyre (4) Turned Pro
2018 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Carne Golf Links

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Patrick Keoghan 27 June 1993 2nd   149 m
Francis Healy 27 October1996 2nd   149 m
Seamus Gaughan 1 January 1997 2nd   149 m
Brendan Kavanagh 23 March 1997 16th   142 m
Frank Brogan 19 July 1997 14th   129 m
Francis Healy 24 August 1997 2nd   149 m
John De Burgh-Whyte 15 March 1998 14th   129 m
Chris Birrane 3 May 1998 16th   142 m
Francis Healy 2 May 1999 14th   129 m
Pat Reidy 16 May 1999 14th   129 m
Colin Faherty 2 May 2000 14th   129 m
James O'Hara 11 November 2001 16th   129 m
Terry Swinson 3 February 2002 7th   125 m
Michael Lavelle 22 December 2002 14th   125 m
Seán Ó Coisdealbha 28 June 2003 10th Albatross 465 m
James O'Hara 25 October 2003 14th   129 m
Michael McGarry 5 September 2004 7th   125 m
Jim Power 25 October 2004 16th   142 m
Gary Stanley 16 January 2005 2nd   138 m
Cathal Church 7 August 2005 16th   154 m
Edmund McAndrew 16 October 2005 2nd   149 m
Donal Shine 20 August 2006 10th Albatross 465 m
Gerry Lavelle 28 May 2007 14th   129 m
Alish Barrett 16 August 2007 16th   125 m
Jim Brown 26 December 2007 14th   125 m
Eamon Mangan 5 March 2008 7th   154 m
Frank Healy 17 March 2008 16th   142 m
Declan Conmy 20 June 2009 2nd   149 m
Padraic Lynskey 18 October 2009 2nd   149 m
John Hanley 6 December 2009 16th   142 m
Martin Barrett 28 March 2010 14th   129 m
Kenny Barrett 22 April 2010 16th   142 m
Donal Shine 6 June 2014 7th   154 m
John Brown 19 September 2010 14th   129 m
Tom McAndrew 29 June 2014 2nd   149 m
Kevin Padden 22 January 2015 14th   129 m