shadow 2015 County Donegal Golf Breaks at Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort, Downings

If you are looking for 2015 Irish Golf Breaks, Golf Travel 4U UK are currently offering Ireland Golf Packages at Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort in County Donegal.

About Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort

rosapenna golfRosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort, Donegal has been welcoming golfers to this part of Ireland since 1893. The luxury four star hotel in Donegal is set between two sandy beaches and within 800 acres of rugged links land along the beautiful Donegal coastline.

Rosapenna is home to two of Ireland’s finest links courses, the Old Tom Morris Links originally laid out in 1893 and the Sandy Hills Links, designed by Pat Ruddy of European Club fame, which has steadily ascended the rankings since it opened for play in 2003.

In its relatively short lifetime Sandy Hills has been met with rave reviews and steadily climbed the rankings as it matures into one of Ireland’s finest modern links courses.

How to get to Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort – Downings, Co. Donegal

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2hrs 30mins




1hr 15mins




3hrs 30mins




4hrs 10mins

Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort Guest Rooms

Comfortable en-suite rooms with double beds (some with an additional single bed). Family rooms are also available.

Features in our Classic Rooms

  • TV with Sky Sports channels
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Room size from 300 sq. foot
  • All rooms and suites now have complimentary Wi-Fi

Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort Leisure Facilities

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort leisure facilities include:

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Changing Rooms
  • Exclusive to hotel residents

Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort dining

Named in honour of the great Harry Vardon, winner of a record six Open titles and also the 1900 US Open at Chicago Golf Club. Harry Vardon along with another great – James Braid visited Rosapenna in 1906 and added length and bunkering to the original Old Tom Morris design. Striking views of Sheephaven Bay and spectacular evening sunsets are experienced from the restaurant. rosapenna golf

The restaurant specialises in local seafood with fresh fish arriving to our kitchen daily. Shellfish is caught off the headlands on the Atlantic Drive with lobster, scallops and crab regularly on the menu.

The meats are all sourced from a long established family butcher. Rosapenna are happy to accommodate any special dietary requirement you may have. Rosapenna Hotel is delighted to welcome visiting guests into their restaurant.

Things to Do/ Places to See in County Donegal

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains and pristine lakes. The park consists of 16,000 hectares of wilderness, lakes and mountains. You can take a guided tour of the castle, walk in the gardens or wander through the fantastic scenery. Glenveagh also boasts the largest herd of red deer in Ireland and has also re-introduced the Golden Eagle to Irish Shores.

Dunlewey Centre

The Dunlewey Centre is situated on the shores of Dunlewey Lough in the shadow of the haunting and mysterious Poison Glen.

Attractions include:

Restaurant & tea room, craft shop, adventure play area, historic homestead guided visit, tweed weaving demonstration, audio-visual show on Dunlewey, lakeside walks, boat cruise on Dunlewey lake, farmyard animals to feed, pony & trap, traditional music.

Sliabh League

Situated on the southwest coast of Donegal, Sliabh League, is one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe rising almost 2000 ft / 598 m from the Atlantic, and is twice as high as the Cliffs of Moher. There are terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay as you walk towards the high point of the cliffs.

Grianan of Aileach

The Grianan of Aileach is an historic monument built on the hill of Grianán which is 244 metres high. Most writers have identified the site as being the great “royal fort” of Aileach. The fort looks out over the beautiful waters of Lough Swilly and is located in the village of Burt.

Ards Forest Park

rosapenna golfArds Forest Park is the most northerly forested park in Ireland, located on Sheephaven Bay and one of the few in Ireland situated by the seaside. It is 480 hectares in extent and contains a large diversity of plant and wildlife forms, sandy beaches, rivers, viewing points, nature walks, picnic and play areas. Ards Forest Park has many features of historical and archaeological interest. The remains of four ring forts are to be seen in the park as well as a number of megalithic tombs. You can enjoy many forest walks; these include the Arts Heritage Trail which is 3.5 kilometres long, the Nature Trail and the Green Trail which are both 3 kilometres long and the Red Trail which is 13 kilometres long.

Playing Golf in County Donegal

Co. Donegal is at the northern most point of Ireland. If you’re looking for a quiet place to play golf, this is going to be right up your fairway! The beaches are long and sandy so many are a true links style course built alongside. Ballyliffin Lodge along with Rosapenna are 2 fantastic examples of this. Go try!.

Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort Fine Details

This is subject to sale terms and conditions, plus availability

Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort Deal includes:

‘STAY AND PLAY’ from only £110.00 per person. Unbelievable Value!

A one night stay in a double or twin room, including:

  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • 2 Round of Golf – 1 on each fantastic links course
  • Evening Meal

 How to Book this Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort Package

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