With our location in the heart of links golf heaven in Donegal, a Stay & Play break at Arnolds is a guarantee of great value, great golf and great memories.
On our doorstep, Dunfanaghy Golf Club is a true hidden gem of Irish links golf. Playable all year round, this challenging links layout is ideal for all levels of golfer. Our close working relationship at the club has allowed us to secure reduced green fees year round. On a calm day most golfers will have opportunities to score well but add a stiff breeze to the mix and it might be a different story!
Coming to the end of your round at this magnificent links course, you will encounter one of the finest Par 3's anywhere in Donegal. The 17th tee offers spectacular views of Horn Head, Dunfanaghy Village and Sheephaven Bay. With trouble short and right, you have to be right on the mark on this wonderful hole to avoid running up a card ruining score just before you make it to the clubhouse for a well earned pint!
Our friends at Rosapenna have been welcoming golfers for generations and it is not difficult to see why. Located in Downings on the other side of Sheephaven Bay from Dunfanaghy, the views from this wonderful golf resort are spectacular. On a clear day, if you look closely enough, you might be able to get a glimpse of your bedroom at Arnolds!
With three world class links courses at Rosapenna, you are spoilt for choice. Old Tom Morris is the original layout and has been frustrating golfers for over 100 years. The links 'Sandy Hills' has gained recognition as one of the finest challenges in the country and offers a very different experience to Old Tom. The fairways make their way gracefully through the huge dunes and if you are a straight hitter you will have no problems. Stray off line however and you will soon see parts of Donegal you would have preferred to avoid!
The new St Patrick's Links by Tom Doak opened in June 2021 and has taken the golf world by storm, culminating in its debut as the highest new entry at #55 in the GOLF Magazine Top 100 in the World rankings 2021-22.
We work closely with the team at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resport, and would be delighted to assist you if you are staying in Arnolds Hotel and would like to play the courses.
Located along one of the most scenically beautiful beaches in the world, Portsalon Golf Club has a lot going for it! Not only is the location on Ballymastocker Bay breathtaking, the golf course itself is now recognised as one of the finest in Ireland. The reputation of this unassuming club is now such that it has been named the 16th best layout in ireland for 2017 by Irish Golfer Magazine.
The trajectory of Portsalon Golf Club is only going one way with Paul McGinley currently working closely with the club to ensure continued improvement of the layout. For those of you that have played this fantastic course, the second tee shot will live long in the memory and this is just one of a number of world class holes that will keep the conversation going well into the night once you return to Arnolds for a relaxing evening in front of the fire.
Welcome to the village of Dunfanaghy, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking the beautiful shores of Sheephaven Bay on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Blue Flag beaches, and overlooked by the majestic Derryveagh Mountains of Donegal.
The location of Dunfanaghy makes it the perfect base for visiting the beautiful north west and exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. The village overlooks the magnificant Horn Head, is adjacent to the blue flag Killahoey beach with its golden sands and crystal clear water, and is a short drive to the picturesque harbour at Portnablagh, the blue flag beach at Marble Hill, Ards Forest Park, Ards Friary, Doe Castle, the Rosguill Peninsula, the Fanad Peninsula, Glenveagh National Park.