Golfing in Donegal


‘Donegal Golf Club is one of my favourite courses in the world’
- Darren Clarke 2011 British Open Champion


When it comes to getting a stamp of approval, they don’t come much better than from the 2016 Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke. And we are not going to argue!

The Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town has been welcoming golf groups for many years to sample the array of world class links courses we have on our doorstep. From Donegal Golf Club or ‘Murvagh’ as it is known locally, to County Sligo Golf Club, the North West is a haven for varied championship challenges.

On arrival at the hotel, it won’t be long before you discover why our hotel is such a favourite for golfing groups. On site we have varied dining options serving local produce so whether you want a casual post golf bite in The Abbey Bar or a more formal dining experience in The Market House Restaurant, your group will be catered for. We need not mention that the Guinness is free flowing in our hotel bars! Our central location in one of Ireland’s most vibrant towns ensures that those groups partial to a late night will find plenty of options within walking distance.

But it is the golf that will hopefully have you coming back for many years.

On our doorstep, Donegal Golf Club has long been regarded as one of the finest links layouts in Ireland. If you are planning a short stay and only require a couple of rounds, you could not find a more welcoming, challenging or scenically beautiful layout on the island of Ireland.

For those golfers on a longer stay package, you can hop in the car and sample the likes of Narin & Portnoo, Lough Erne, Strand Hill or Rosses Point. These courses offer a mix of links and parkland and there is a course suitable for all levels of golfer when you stay at the Abbey Hotel.

We have managed to secure excellent rates at all of our local courses so allow us to take the hassle out of booking your tee times while saving you money.

Once you have sampled a golf break based at the Abbey Hotel, you will be coming back for many years to come before you have sampled everything this wonderful golfing region has to offer.