Welcome to Rosapenna Golf Links, a true haven for golfers nestled on the picturesque Sheephaven Bay in Downings. This historic resort club boasts an incredible 75 holes, offering a golfing experience like no other. The golfing tradition here dates back to the late 19th century when the Old Tom Morris Links was considered one of the top three courses in the British Isles, only trailing behind the prestigious Old Course at St. Andrews and The Royal County Down Golf Club.
Over the years, Rosapenna has evolved into the world's first golf resort, offering not only exceptional golf but also a hotel for the perfect golfing getaway. In 2003, the Sandy Hills Links was introduced, designed by the renowned Pat Ruddy of The European Club fame. Since its inception, this modern links course has garnered rave reviews, steadily ascending the rankings and earning a reputation as one of the world's finest.
Adding to its legacy, the St. Patrick's Links, reimagined by Tom Doak in 2021, has opened its doors to the public. Tom and his team have revitalized this extraordinary site at Rosapenna, crafting 18 unrecognizable and unforgettable holes on the same stunning terrain. The result is a sprawling links course that promises to become a modern golfing great. Golfers are taken on an unforgettable journey through vast dunes, along the coast, and back over gentle dunes in a layout that is both unique and breathtaking.
Rosapenna offers an extensive range of courses to suit golfers of all levels. From the challenging Sandy Hills course, ranked 46th by Golf Monthly, to the historical Old Tom Morris course and the scenic St. Patrick's Links, golfers are spoiled for choice. Additionally, a 12-hole Par 3 course and a 9-hole Coastguard course provide more opportunities for enjoyable play.
For those looking to perfect their swing, Rosapenna's Pro Shop and top-notch practice facilities, including a driving range, cater to every golfer's needs. With its rich history, stunning location, and world-class courses, Rosapenna Golf Links is a must-visit destination for golf enthusiasts from around the globe. Whether you're an avid golfer or a casual player, this golfing paradise offers an experience unlike any other in the UK, Ireland, or indeed anywhere else in the world.