Golf World” magazine has described “County Louth is one of the best kept secrets of Irish golf. Sometimes also referred to as Baltray this has to be one of the most enjoyable Links in Ireland and undoubtedly represents superb value. There is not a weak hole on the course and some of the holes merit greatness”.
The course is laid out in two loops covering some 190 acres with no two holes running in the same direction. The only exception being the 12th and 13th which run along the sea. It speaks highly for the design that there are only fifty bunkers in the course’s defences the rest is taken care of by the natural terrain. The 14th hole is regarded as the signature hole a short par four measuring only 332 yards you can drive all the way to the green and end up taking six or more, wondering what did you actually do that was wrong. This County Louth Golf Club has a tradition of hosting major National and International events both at Amateur and Professional levels including the 2009 3 Irish Open and 2004 Nissan Irish Open. Golfer Darren Clarke won the East of Ireland National Championship here in 1989, prior to turning professional.