County Louth (Baltray)
Designer: Tom Simpson / Molly Gourlay
Length: 6,936 yards
County Louth Golf Club, or Baltray as it is commonly known, was established in 1892 and has garnered a reputation as on of the best links courses in Ireland. Although somewhat isolated in its location, it is an absolute must play.
Baltray has no weak holes. The course is laid out in two loops, and most holes run in different directions. However, the greens are County Louth’s hallmark – they are among the very best in the whole of Ireland. If you can avoid three putting for 18 holes, then you have the right to claim you’re a great putter.
Although County Louth is a championship links golf course, golfers of all levels can enjoy it. The back nine is especially entertaining with a number of holes running close to the shore with distant views towards the Mountains of Mourne. County Louth hosted the Irish Open in 2004 and 2009.