PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell
PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell is one of only 8 PGA National designated resorts in the world and its highly acclaimed 18-hole championship course & 9 Hole ‘PGA National’ Academy course forms part of the magnificent 300-acre Slieve Russell Estate. Created by the late highly-regarded Irish golf architect Patrick Merrigan, the layout’s clever design wraps attractively around the lakes and drumlins of the County Cavan landscape. A course of stunning quality both from a visual and a playing perspective the Championship par-72 course measures in excess of 7,000 yards from the back tees and is firmly established among Ireland’s top 10 parkland courses.
The course presents a wonderful challenge and the devilishly tricky greens present a searching examination of accurate approach play, which adds to the enjoyment factor. Not surprisingly the complex has always proved very popular with visiting golf groups from all over Ireland, the UK and Europe and many return on a regular basis to sample our renowned hospitality.
PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell has hosted some major Golf Tournament which include; two European Tour events and was also home to the Irish PGA Championship. In addition, the venue also stages its annual PGA pro-am featuring a collective prize fund of €1.2million since it was first held in 1997 –the highest paid PGA pro-am tournament in Ireland.