Cruit Island Golf Club

9 hole links don't come much more authentic than this!

Cruit Island Golf Club

County Donegal, F94 NX78, Ireland


The course was laid out in 1986 by Michael Doherty and is one of the most scenic 9 hole golf courses in the world.

A forward-thinking club, it was one of the first Irish clubs to allow full membership to ladies and it was the first Irish club to appoint a woman as President in 1994.

Say it like the locals... Cruit Island is pronounced 'Crutch' or 'Critch'. Remember to combine it with Narin & Portnoo for a great day.

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Golf Course Review

Cruit Island Golf Club is set on the rugged, wild Atlantic Way. The small inhabited island in County Donegal, Ireland is accessed by a bridge from the mainland. The course is a proper links golf course with clifftop views of Arranmore, the Owey Islands, and Mount Errigal. Remotely located near Kincasslash, The Rosses, County Donegal, Ireland.

Cruit Island Golf Club has no par 5’s, seven par 4’s, and 2 par 3’s. Half-par holes are the name of the game here… and sheer fun!

Cruit Island Golf Club by Hole

Hole 1 – Par 4 – 430 yards
Hole 2 – Par 4 – 422 yards
Hole 3 – Par 4 – 330 yards
Hole 4 – Par 4 – 347 yards
Hole 5 – Par 4 – 280 yards
Hole 6 – Par 3 – 149 yards
Hole 7 – Par 4 – 320 yards
Hole 8 – Par 3 – 213 yards
Hole 9 – Par 4 – 316 yards

You probably won’t have to wait for a tee time – The population on the tiny island in 2020 was just 87!

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Featured Architect: MacKenzie, Alister

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. There should be little walking between...

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