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Cruise and Golf Idyllic cruising and wonderful golf along the Shannon and Erne in Ireland

A Carrickcraft cruising holiday allows easy access to over 20 of the top golf courses in Ireland. Whether your cruise starts at Bellanaleck on Lough Erne, Carrick-on-Shannon or Banagher on the Shannon, you have the enviable position of mooring just minutes from some of Irelands finest curvaceous greens and rolling fairways.

Experience the laid back approach of the unspoilt waterways, sampling en route the breathtaking scenery, great golf and warm hospitality, a natural replenishing antidote to modern day stress. Your cruiser provides an ideal mobile base from which to sample the sites of Ireland's rich cultural heritage and absorb the spectacular views, from any location.

Listed below are some of the golf courses within easy reach of moorings along the Shannon and Erne. Information is given on each golf course along with details of the closest mooring, to enable you to choose your golf courses according to which part of the River you will be cruising. Services at each of the golf clubs vary and you should contact the club directly for further details. Most of the golf clubs shown have bar and restaurant facilites - either bar snacks or full gourmet menus are available. Other services including hire of golf clubs, carts and motorised buggies can be arranged for a small charge. Soft spikes are mandatory on all courses. We recommend that you contact the club well in advance to book your tee time and date- they can be very busy in the summer months. You should avoid weekends if possible.

We hope you enjoy your Cruise and Golf Holiday with Carrickcraft.


Itinerary 1 - Start and Finish at Bellanaleck:

1.Bundoran Golf Club

Mooring at Belleek on the northern tip of Lower Lough Erne, a 15 minute taxi journey will take you to Bundoran Golf Club, a Championship links course on the shore of the Atlantic ocean.

Contact: Tel: (+353) 71 984 1302 www.bundorangolfclub.com

Course info: 18 holes Par 70

Green fees: €45 weekdays €55 weekends

Taxi: From Belleek Conor Gallagher (+353) 86 3836334

2. Lough Erne Golf Resort

Now with its own private jetty, the world-famous resort is now available from a boat.

Contact: Tel: (+44) 28 6632 3230 www.lougherneresort.com

Course info: 18 holes Par 72

Green fees: Stg £50 weekdays Stg £60 weekends

3. Enniskillen Golf Club

Located within the confines of the Castlecoole Estate, just a few miles from the town centre, Enniskillen Golf Club is a parkland course which commands outstanding views over the town and surrounding countryside. You should moor at Broad Meadow in Enniskillen town.

Contact: Tel: (+44) 28 6632 5250 www.enniskillengolfclub.com

Course Info: 18 holes Par 71

Green fees: Stg £18 weekdays Stg £22 weekends

Taxi: From Enniskillen Flexi Cabs (+44) 28 6632 4848

4. Blacklion Golf Club

From Enniskillen town, a 15 minute taxi journey will take you to Blacklion Golf Club, a scenic parkland course with magnificent views of Lake Macnean, the islands and surrounding hills.

Contact: Tel: (+353) 72 53024 www.blackliongolf.com

Course info: 9 holes Par 72

Green fees: €15 weekdays €20 weekends

Taxi: From Enniskillen FlexiCabs (+44) 28 6632 4848


Itinerary 2 - From Bellanaleck to Carrick-on-Shannon

1. Co. Cavan Golf Club - this is the German Page.

Just a 15 minute taxi journey from Belturbet will take you to Co. Cavan Golf Club in Cavan town. This parkland course is one of the oldest in Ireland, established in 1894.

Contact: Tel: (+353) 49 433 1541 www.cavangolf.ie

Course info: 18 holes Par 70

Green fees: €30 weekdays €35 weekends

Taxi: From Belturbet Benny Corby +353 87 2561243

2. Slieve Russell Golf and Country Club

The highly acclaimed Slieve Russell has always proved very popular with our visitors. If cruising on the Erne, it is just 5 miles from Belturbet, or if cruising the Shannon/Erne Waterway, it is just one mile from Ballyconnell.

Contact: Tel: (+353) 49 9526 444 www.slieverussell.ie/golf.php

Course info: 18 holes Par 72

Green fees: €72 weekdays €90 weekends

Taxi: From Belturbet or Ballyconnell, Benny Corby +353 87 2561243

3. Ballinamore Golf Club

This newly designed parkland course is right on the Shannon/Erne Waterway, which provides a challenging water hazard for some holes, which are all sand based. It is just a short taxi journey from the Ballinamore moorings.

Contact: Tel: (+353) 71 964 4346

Course info: 18 holes

Green fees: €15 weekdays and weekends

4. Boyle Golf Club

After mooring in Boyle, a short taxi journey will take you to the friendly and welcoming Boyle Golf Club, a parkland course, which is set on a low hill.

Contact: Tel: (+353) 71 966 2192

Course info: 9 holes Par 67

Green fees: €15 weekdays and weekends


Itinerary 3 - Start and Finish at Carrick-on-Shannon

1. Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club

The last 9 holes have been a welcome recent addition to this stunning parkland course on the banks of the Boyle River and Drumharlow Lake.

Contact: Tel: (+353) 71 966 7015 www.carrickgolfclub.ie

Course info: 18 holes Par 70

Green fees: €30 weekdays €35 weekends

Taxi: From Carrick-on-Shannon Michael Glancy (+353) 86 8597093

2. Strokestown Golf Club

From the moorings at Tarmonbarry, Strokestown Golf Club is just a short taxi journey away. This is a parkland course situated on the shore of Cloofinlough Lake.

Contact: Tel (+353) 71 963 3528

Course info: 9 holes Par 70

Green fees: €15 weekdays and weekends

3. Longford Golf Club

A 15 minute taxi journey from Lanesborough will take you to Longford, a tree-lined parkland course with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Contact: Tel (+353) 43 46310

Course info: 18 holes Par 72

Green fees: €30 weekdays €35 weekends

4. Roscommon Golf Club

This challenging parkland course has produced 3 full internationalists over the last 20 years. It is located just a 15 minute taxi journey from Lanesborough.

Contact: Tel (+353) 903 26382

Course 18 holes Par 72

Green fees: €30 weekdays €35 weekends


Itinerary 4 - From Carrick-on-Shannon to Banagher

1. Athlone Golf Club

Just yards from the mooring at Hodson Bay, Athlone is a mature parkland course of exceptional quality and beauty which has played host to numerous Golfing championships.

Contact: Tel (+353) 9064 92073

Course info: 18 Par 71

Green fees: €30 weekdays €35 weekends

2. Glasson Golf and Country Club

Renowned as one of the most breathtaking courses in Ireland, Glasson is a Championship parkland course, surrounded on 3 sides by Lough Ree. It is easily accessed by mooring up just at the 17th hole.

Contact: Tel (+353) 9064 85120 www.glassongolf.ie

Course info: 18 holes Par 72

Green fees: €60 Mon-Thurs, €65 Fri and Sun, €75 Sat

3. Mount Temple Golf and Country Club

A traditional Championship Golf course, renowned for its links type greens and undulating fairways. It is just a 10 minute taxi journey from Athlone town.

Contact: Tel (+353) 9064 81841 www.mounttemplegolfclub.com

Course info: 18 holes Par 72

Green fees: €30 weekdays €35 weekends

Taxi: From Athlone Athlone Cabs (+353) 9064 74400

4. Ballinasloe Golf Club

A mature and testing parkland course, Ballinasloe offers a challenging variety of superb golf. It is located just a few miles from the mooring in Ballinasloe.

Contact: Tel (+353) 9096 42126

Course info: 18 holes Par 72

Green fees: €25 weekdays €30 weekends

Taxi: From Ballinasloe Kenny Kabs (+353) 9096 44444


Itinerary 5 - Start and Finish in Banagher

1. Birr Golf Club

Mooring at Banagher, a 15 minute taxi journey will take you to Birr Golf Club, one of the finest parkland courses in the country. Carved out of natural woodlands, it is reminiscent of many of Ireland's famous links courses.

Contact: Tel (+353) 57 912 0082 www.birrgolfclub.com

Course info: 18 holes Par 70

Green fees: €25 weekdays and weekends

Taxi: From Banagher Willie Mac (+353) 57 915 1032

2. Portumna Golf Club

You are likely to see deer grazing on the grass here as Portumna Golf Course is surrounded by a National Park. Located just a few miles from Portumna's Castle Harbour

Contact: Tel (+353) 9097 41059 www.portumnagolfclub.ie

Course info: 18 holes Par 72

Green fees: €30 weekdays €35 weekends

3. Nenagh Golf Club

Mooring at Dromineer on the Eastern shore of Lough Derg, a 20 minute taxi journey will take you to Nenagh, a superb Championship course with scenic views across Lough Derg and the surrounding Arra Mountains.

Contact: Tel (+353) 673 1476 www.nenaghgolfclub.com

Course info 18 holes Par 72

Green fees: €30 weekdays and weekends

Taxi: From Dromineer Mike Roberts (+353) 87 6737447

4. East Clare Golf Club

Just 5 minutes from Mountshannon on the Western shore of Lough Derg, East Clare Golf Club is a parkland Championship course with majestic views of East Clare.

Contact: Tel (+353) 6192 1322 www.eastclaregolfclub.ie

Course info: 18 holes Par 71

Green fees: €30 weekdays €35 weekends

Taxi: From Mountshannon Patrick Minogue (+353) 87 6433550