After 10 years enjoying great craic on and off the course in the West of Ireland, the Links Challenge returns to Carne & Enniscrone for its 11th Annual Tournament in August 2023! Event Dates are Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th August.

Day 1 will take us to beautiful Belmullet and Carne Golf Links’ Hackett Course & Enniscrone Golf Links on Thursday 22nd August 2024. This Belmullet Beauty is a joy to behold, where you will experience some of the most scenic golf holes anywhere in the World – in fact it is like playing golf on the edge of the World!! Whoever leads after Round 1 will definitely deserve it.

After golf McDonnell’s Bar in Belmullet beckons while those in Ballina can enjoy a pint and the craic at the Auld Shebeen! 

The 2nd Round sees us back again at Carne Golf Links, this time to take on their Wild Atlantic Dunes Course on Friday 23rd August 2024! This courses meanders through massive dunes taking in the old Back 9 on the Hackett and the Kilmore 9, this is a truly tremendous golf experience and one not to be missed!

In preparation for the Final Round the next day, there will also be a Barbecue that evening for the golfers – either in the hotel or a local bar/restaurant. Stay tuned for details on this!

The Final Round of our 11th Annual Tournament will take place at the exquisite Enniscrone Golf Links & Carne’s Hackett Course on Saturday 24th August 2024! An ethereal golf experience, you will enjoy a true Links Golf test here with some of the best finishing holes to be found on Ireland’s West Coast! The 2024 Champions will have thoroughly deserved their victory and if the past few years are anything to go by it could well go down to the last couple of holes in the Final Round!!

The Event Packages for our 2024 Tournament are as follows:

  • Golf Only – €250 per person / €500 per Team
  • 2 nights’ B&B and 3 rounds of Golf – €399 per person sharing / €798 per Team
  • 3 nights’ B&B and 3 rounds of Golf & Friday Night BBQ – €525 per person sharing / €1,050 per Team
  • 4 nights’ B&B and 3 rounds of Golf & Friday Night BBQ – €590 per person sharing / €1,180 per Team

(The 3 & 4 night packages include the BBQ on Friday 23rd August 2024.)

Accommodation in Belmullet will available at The Broadhaven Bay Hotel, The Talbot & The Erris Coast Hotel, which are all close to Carne Golf Links. Accommodation will also be available at the Great National Hotel in Ballina in advance of the rounds at Enniscrone Golf Links.


The Tournament Format will stay the same for the Event from previous years
  • Pairs Tournament, Teams of 2
  • Par 4s & Par 5s: Both players tee off and pick one tee shot, from this spot both players then play their own ball from there. The first player to play will be the player whose tee shot is chosen (Play as Lie depending on the Local Rules on the day), the 2nd player may then place their ball within a scorecard not nearer the hole.
  • Par 3s: Both players play their own ball for the duration of the hole Team of 2 with both scores on holes 9 & 18 and 1 score to count on the other holes each (3/4 Handicaps apply)
  • Stableford Scoring

​If you would like to enter the 2024 Links Challenge or have any queries about the Tournament, please call +353-87-4629944 or email The Experience Ireland Team. We look forward to seeing you in August!