Established in 1891, Northwest Golf Club has often been dubbed by Cecil Barcroft, the 'St Andrews if of Ireland' as it draws its links comparisons with that of the famous Scottish links.
A founder member of the Golfing Union of Ireland, the course lies between the picturesque Moldy Mountains and the Sea. The surrounding scenery is magnificent. The Club boasts a modern, comfortable Clubhouse with catering, bar and locker room facilities.
There is much in common between St. Andrews and ‘Lisfannon’, such as concealed runs and bumps approaching the greens that look easy enough to run onto. Difficulties too, do not always catch the eye from the tee so it is very much a case of careful shot selection and keeping the driver firmly in the bag. The holes are very varied with many sandy knocks and pleasant undulations but the general tendency is flattish. It provides pleasant winter golf due to its location next to the coast.
North West has what is considered by visitors to be one of the most welcoming and homely Club Houses around. The Clubhouse restaurant and bar offers a friendly relaxing setting after a challenging day on the course.