Rosapenna Sandy Hills Links

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  • Architects:
    • Ruddy, Patrick
    • Casey Sr, Frank
    • Welling, Beau
  • Holes of Merit:
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • NCG Rank:
    80/100 in GB&I


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Golf Course Review

Open for play in June 2003, Rosapenna Sandy Hills Links is a modern golf course design. Deceptively narrow, the landing areas are wider than they appear. This is partly due to the visual impact of the vast dunes and playing from elevated tees. While the Old Tom Morris Links is laid out beside the dunes, Sandy Hills is routed through them.

The course plays 7255 yards from the back tees and designed to test the best. This splits opinion but one thing everyone can agree on is the views are spectacular. The dunes themselves are on epic proportions and covered in Marram grass. The expansive vistas of Sheephaven Bay, Muckish Mountain, Carrigart and the Lough Salt Mountains are stunning.

As beautiful as it is tough, most of the holes run parallel with the dunes. The exceptions to this are the 3rd, 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th and 15th which run across the dune ridges. Recently, there have been bunkers added and some removed which has helped encourage the ground game so crucial on proper links.


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