Located on the edge of the picturesque Sheephaven Bay, Rosapenna is the proud home to two of the finest links in the world. The Old Tom Morris Links designed by Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews in 1893 and a modern great in the Sandy Hills Links laid out by Pat Ruddy of The European Club fame and open for play since 2003. With a luxury hotel on site Rosapenna is the perfect venue for a golfing break or just a quiet getaway in this beautiful corner of Donegal.MORE ABOUT THE HOTEL
Bed and Breakfast (1 night)
This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Set in 800 acres of peaceful grounds, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean across the bays of Sheephaven and Mulroy, this luxurious 4-star hotel boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses.
Located in the seaside town of Downings in County Donegal, the Rosapenna Hotel is bordered on one side by the ocean and on the other by its two 18-hole championship golf courses and its 9-hole golf academy. Golf at Rosapenna dates back to 1891 and the 2 immaculate courses provide a challenge for golfers of all abilities.
The hotel’s beautiful, tranquil location and impressive facilities make it a great place to relax and unwind, whether you are here to sample the superb golf facilities or simply for a restful and restorative break. The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room.
The elegant restaurant specialises in locally caught fresh seafood, with a menu that changes daily to reflect the best of the day’s catch.
Golfers have been travelling to Rosapenna since the late 19th century when the Old Tom Morris Links was ranked 3rd in the British Isles behind only The Old Course at St.Andrews and The Royal County Down Golf Club. With the addition of the hotel soon after the Old Tom Morris Links opened in 1893 Rosapenna is the true first golf resort in the world.
In 2003 Rosapenna opened the second course the Say Hills Links designed by Pat Ruddy of The European Club fame. In its relatively short lifetime the Sandy Hills Links has been met with rave reviews and steadily climbed the rankings as it matures into one of the worlds finest modern links courses.
Both the Old Tom Morris Links and Sandy Hills Links are ranked in the Top 50 of Golf Digest Ireland’s Top 100 Courses. The Sandy Hills Links was ranked No. 11 in Golf Worlds Top 100 courses in Ireland List 2015. In the summer of 2015 the Old Tom Morris Links proudly hosted the Irish Women's Close Amateur Championship won by Sarah Helly of Enniscrone and the Sandy Hills Links hosted the Golfing Union of Ireland's Men's Interprovincial Championship won by a strong Leinster side.