The Lough Erne Resort is home to two championship golf courses of the highest quality. Situated in County Fermanagh, the course sits between Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne in Enniskillen. Placed as it is, water is a major factor in the layout of these courses. It is another marvellous addition to the strong golfing landscape in Northern Ireland.
The Faldo Championship Course was designed by six time major winner and former Ryder Cup captain Sir Nick Faldo. It is the first course he has designed in Ireland, and plays at 7167 yards for par of 72. Eleven of the holes feature water hazards, meaning players must take the upmost care with even the simplest of shots. The iconic hole is number ten, where the green is surrounded by water on three sides. The routing of The Faldo Championship Course takes full advantage of the natural elements it finds itself in, providing players with excellent playing conditions all year round. They will also be treated to a tour of the enchanting Fermanagh Lakelands as they play their round. The 2017 Irish Open will be played in Lough Erne, a huge endorsement of the excellent course they have.
Rory McIlroy is the touring professional of the course, and helped mark the opening of the course by playing a round with three-time major winner Padraig Harrington. The game was so successful that, in 2010, McIlroy returned alongside Darren Clarke to take on Harrington and Shane Lowry. Yet this is a course for players of all levels, and one that every player will enjoy.