Lough Erne, voted ‘Golf Resort of the Year’ 2010, is home to two Championship golf courses – The Faldo Course and Castle Hume Course.
Designed by six time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, Lough Erne is his first golf course design in Ireland. Its spectacular setting, nestled on a private 600 acre peninsula between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough, is a course you will remember. It will be no surprise that water comes into play a lot at Lough Erne, no less than 11 holes, and this is best tested at the tricky par 4 10th. Whilst being the 2nd shortest par 4 on the card, it is fraught with trouble, both off the tee and on your approach shot to the green. It takes an extremely accurate second shot as you are hitting into an island green, surrounded by Lower Lough Erne on left, right and back of the green. Situated behind the 9th green, you would be well advised to stop at the Halfway House for a light bite before tackling the ‘Emerald Isle’ 10th.
To add to its growing number of accolades, one of the USA’s most respected golf publications, Golfweek voted Lough Erne Resort 7th in its category of Best of Great Britain and Ireland’s Modern Classic Courses for 2011.
Nearby Devenish Island, founded in the 6th Century by St. Molaise, is located in Lower Lough Erne and is one of the finest monastic sites in Ireland. It is home to a perfect 12th Century round tower, several Church ruins, two graveyards and an unusual cross.