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Welcome to the Luxury Golf Collection. I am Ian Hugglestone the owner of the Luxury collection. The vast majority of these venues I have tried and tested and most of the courses have torn me up and thrown me away!
But of course it has been a delight and I have got some great deals for you, so check out my blog and see what a tough time I am having testing these venues for you !

Carne Golf Club, County Mayo, North West Ireland

Want to play one of the most picturesque golf courses in Ireland  ? Tee times in high Summer in Ireland for an totally unbelievable £55. Yes championship links golf for £55 in a location that will blow away any reservations about the quality of Irish golf.

luxurygolfcollection had the pleasure of visiting Carne Golf Club in May and we fell in love with the course and its many qualities. It tests both length and accuracy off the tee and has firm, fair greens that deserve respect.


The dunes are some of the biggest and the best you will encounter in Ireland when you play golf at Carne golf club in County Mayo. We arrived and were assured that the 2/3 club wind we would encounter that day was just a nice fair lazy breeze, when I asked why it was lazy, I was told ‘Its lazy as it wont blow around you…It cuts through you !’  We couldn’t care less as the golf was some of the best we have encountered in the Emerald Isle. As an average to high handicapper I was happy that there weren’t that many blind tee shots and visually you can see nearly all of the hole in front of you from the tee. And boy oh boy are the greens true !


luxurygolfcollection are happy to present Carne as a fantastic golf opportunity but why would you want to miss out on some other fantastic courses in Mayo and Sligo when the golf is so good. Don’t just play here why not try Westport, Enniscrone , Bundoran and County Sligo or even Murvagh links. With some brilliant accommodation available there is no excuse any longer. Mount Falcon hotel and spa  is our suggested location due to its central location to all the best golf courses. In Carne itself the Talbot hotel and the Icehouse hotel are also well recommended.

We have various offers throughout the year and can build you a package that suits you best for your perfect Irish golf break away. If you would like us to arrange various hotels at various locations then so be it, we are happy as long as you are. That is one of the many benefits of booking with luxurygolfcollection, we only book what you would like, our aim is to provide you with all the information and local knowledge that you need to make the decision that best suits you.


The company engaged Eddie Hackett a well known Irish golf links designer to lay out the 18 holes and Carne Golf Links was the last links course to be designed by Him. The link below has an interview with him describing his thoughts on the design.

To wet the appetite for what you will see when you play the course here is one of Eddie Hackett’s quotes about the course.

“It took nature thousands of years to create this, we must not let the bulldozers destroy it.”

Interview with Eddie Hackett about Carne

The first nine was opened in 1992. Play began on the second nine in 1993 and the clubhouse was completed in 1995. Carne Golf Links has gone on to become one of the premium links golf courses in Ireland and is a true gem in North Mayo. It has been voted 7th in the top 100 golf courses in the UK & Ireland previously.

Carne have over the last few years been developing their latest 9 holes to enable 27 holes to be played in a day.


The trouble is that at luxurygolfcollection we love Carne so much therefore here is an impartial review of Carne golf club check out the blog post below
Carne golf club review by Robert Fagan

Check out our offers at Carne on LGC -

We want you to enjoy the experience of playing golf at Carne as much as we did and we can make that happen today.

With special stay and play offers starting from £99 why wouldn’t you call us ?

We also offer a chance to book your Irish ferry with us and can help with travel to and from the port to hotels or courses. That is our service level at LGC and we are proud of it. You tell us what you would like and we will organise it for you.

We can bespoke a trip for you that can take in Carne, Enniscrone, County Sligo, Westport, Bundoran or even Murvagh links.

With our large selection of available hotels we believe we can provide you with the Irish golfing trip of a lifetime.

Hope you enjoyed the blog and don’t delay booking that trip to Carne.


ps. I pushed this drive to the right…halfway up that huge dune you can see, suppose I will have to go back and try again, pity.

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