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Congrats to Ronnie

Tuesday 21st July, 2020



Congratulations go to Ronnie McDonnell on his ace at the Hackett 5th hole on Sunday last.This was the first ace at this hole since the two nines on the Hackett course were reversed.He is pictured alongside his playing partners on the day, Michael Gaughan, Seán Gaughan and David S...

Local Rule with regard to bunkers

Thursday 16th July, 2020



Due to the Covid-19 restrictions , rakes for the upkeep of bunkers have been removed from the course.We would ask all players after playing from a bunker to leave it as you would like to find it by smoothing the sand with your shoe or golf club.However , we have introduced the following temporary local...


Club competitions are resuming on Fri 3rd July but certain changes have been made to the conditions of entry due to the current Covid -19 restrictions but the changing rooms are now again open for competition entry.The reserving of a teetime on the BRS on a 'competition day' is...


On Friday next the Mens Club will resume competitions with the Gerry Lavelle sponsored competition over the Wild Atlantic Dunes course. Entry €8. There will be a 9 hole competition over the Hackett Back Nine for the new summer pass holders. No entry fee.You need to book in advance to play,if...


Just a reminder to all, that COVID-19 restrictions are very much still in place regarding social distancing and the need to be contact traced if necessary.This means that we must still prebook a teetime leaving 16 minutes between our tee times, not 'gather' in numbers around the Clubhouse...

Captain's Day rescheduled

Tuesday 16th June, 2020



Vincent Keane's and Bernie McAndrew's Captain's Day has been rescheduled from it's original date of Sunday July 19th to the later date of Sunday Sept 13th.By then, hopefully COVID restrictions will have been lifted further so that the golf and the Captain's night can...

Summer rules now in operation..

Friday 05th June, 2020



Players are reminded that Winter Rules are no longer in operation.This means that Preferred Lies are no longer in operation once competitions resume after June 28th possibly on Sun 5th July or earlier that week ,and the ball through the green shall be played as it lies.So hit it, find it and hit it...

Opportunity for newcomers to the game.

Tuesday 02nd June, 2020



Locals who have never tried their hand(s) at golf have a great opportunity this summer to try it out and see if they like the game.Erris Tourism are offering a summer pass for the months of June, July and August to both men and ladies who live locally and who have 'never' played the game at a cost...


The reopening of Carne last Monday has resulted in some of our members, lucky enough to live within 5 kms of the Links getting back 'into the swing' of things.In the main ,members have adhered to the strict guidelines that accompanied the reopening of golf courses but there have been a few...


After almost eight weeks the Links at Carne will reopen to our members on Monday next May 18th.This reopening comes with many conditions both from the Government and the Irish Golfing bodies who have drawn up a joint approach to reopening Ireland's golf courses.These conditions consist of...


The GUI, ILGU and Golf Ireland have just issued guidelines to their affiliated Clubs in the Republic as to how and when Clubs can reopen their playing and hospitality facilities.These are set out below..scroll downPHASEPHASE 1PHASE 2PHASE 3PHASE 4PHASE 5DATE18th May8th June29th June20th...


The Carne Golf Links Pro-Am which was due to take place on June 13th and 14th will now take place on Sat 15th and Sun 16th August, 'all things going to plan'.The Wild Atlantic Dunes Challenge which was to have been on July 6th and 7th will now be on Tues 25th and Wed 26th August.The Atlantic Coast...


After this prolonged period without golf we will return to the Links when it is deemed safe to do so by the National Public Health Emergency Team and the G.U.I & ILGU, hopefully on May 5th and 6th and 7th & ....When we do so it should have been to a 'different' links in the sense that the...


While we are enduring this enforced absence from the links here's a few thoughts for improving your game or possibly driving you demented.. Preparation then posture before striking the ballBefore you even think about hitting the ball from the tee, there are a whole host of things to get...


Further to the recent Government guidelines in relation to the Covid-19 crisis, this is to confirm that the Golf Links is now closed, including all its' ancillary facilities including the changing rooms, shower facilities etc. This will be reviewed further on 19th April, when the...

GUI & ILGU recommend all Clubs to close

Wednesday 25th March, 2020



G.U.I STATEMENT ISSUED AT 5.20pm - TUESDAY 24th MARCH 2020Following the recent announcements by the UK and Irish Governments in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, the GUI and ILGU recommend that all golf Clubs across the island close with immediate effect until April 19th 2020.While golf is an...


The Club in agreement with the owners have introduced a couple of local rules to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.Firstly the flagstick/pin should be left in the hole at all times.Secondly, all rakes for raking the bunkers have been removed. As a result all 20 bunkers/sand penalty...


In light of the period of restriction announced in the Republic of Ireland by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in relation to the outbreak of COVID-19, the GUI and ILGU have issued the following guidance for clubs:The Unions recognise the need for adherence to the revised guidelines as issued by the HSE today...


Covid-19 Update:The Golf Course at Carne Golf Links remains open to play for both members and visitors. We would ask visitors, if possible, to either book and pay for their greenfees using our online facility at www.carnegolflinks.com or to call the Golf Shop in advance, on 097 82292, and...

Changes to the course layout at Carne

Friday 28th February, 2020



From May 1st the two nines on the Hackett Links are to be reversed so that play will commence off what is currently the 10th tee.This is to integrate the playing of the Wild Atlantic Dunes Links which will allow some golfers to play the WAD and some to play the Hackett Links simultaneously without...


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