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Introduction to the Tournament.

The  West Coast Challenge is played over the finest links courses along the West Coast of Ireland- Bundoran, Donegal, Strandhill and Enniscrone, each a superb test of the most ardent golfers skills and each magnificently situated against the rolling seascapes and mountain backed hinterland of Donegal and the Yeats Country..

Bundoran Golf Club

2018 Tournament.

Bundoran: Designed by the great Harry Varden and an early training ground for the illustrious Christy O' Connor Snr.

Bundoran is a challenging par 70 of 5,688 meters.  It sweeps along the sea with undulating terrain..


Donegal Golf Course (Murvagh), is an outstanding championship links course, which lies on a peninsula in Donegal bay.     

The course is set over dunes formed by the might of the Atlantic Ocean. It is described by British Open Champion Darren Clarke as “one of my favourite courses in the world.”

Enniscrone; venue for  GUI / ILGU top amateur events, Ladies and Gents Irish Close and Cups and Shields Finals. This gem of a links has some amazing holes, ranked 14th best course in Ireland by Golf Digest for 2017.

Strandhill: Now described by Christy O'Connor Jnr as "the jewel of the West", this scenic links course is situated between Knocknaree Mountain and the Atlantic breakers, where you will find golf in its most natural form amid the sand dunes of the West of Ireland. Not long at 5,486 metres but a course where accuracy will be rewarded.


GRIFFIN FIRST MAN TO WIN BACK TO BACK WEST COAST CHALLENGE TOURNAMENTS

Ballybofey & Stranolar Golfer Tony Griffin became the first golfer to win the West Coast Challenge back to back in what is one of the top golfing tournaments in the North West of Ireland and indeed in the whole of Ireland.

The Tournament took place from Monday Sept 3rd to Thursday 6th September inclusive. It is played over the following four courses; Bundoran GC, Donegal/Murvagh GC, Strandhill  GC and Enniscrone GC .Competitors from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France UK and Ireland took part in the competition. They thoroughly enjoyed the courses, weather, scenery and hospitality in the area and for the first year ever we had a local man score back to back victories. Read more