“Baltray is probably my favourite links course in Ireland… It’s just a great test. All the holes run in different directions so you have a different exam paper on each hole.”
County Louth Golf Club or ‘Baltray’ is located in the village of Baltray, County Louth – 4 miles east of the historic town of Drogheda. It sits at the mouth of the river Boyne – giving you the beautiful river to the south and the majestic Irish Sea to the east as you play.
Steeped in history, the Club was founded in 1892, then redesigned by golf architects Tom Simpson and Molly Gourlay in 1938. The course is laid out in two loops which cover 190 acres, and there are no two holes which run in the same direction. The championship course features natural unspoilt links with towering sandhills, testing rough and a variety of great holes – so accurate hitting and strategic thinking will be your friends. Ranked number 8 by Golf Digest, the championship links is a par 72 measuring 7,031 yards from the back. It’s not a short play – and there are plenty of natural hazards to keep things interesting – from strong winds to heavy rough.
In 2004 and 2009 County Louth Golf Club hosted the European Tour's Irish Open. In 2009 the Club took its place in Irish golfing history when it became the venue where 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry won the Irish Open as an amateur.
The Course In Pictures
While You're Here
While you’re visiting Baltray, you’ll have time to enjoy the exhilarating air and panoramic views of the Cooley and Mourne mountains to the north, as well as its beautiful beach, 6 miles in length, across the sand dunes. You’ll be just 4 miles east from the lovely historic town of Drogheda – where it’s worth visiting beautiful sites such as Mellifont Abbey, St Peter’s Church, and the stunning Beaulieu House and Gardens. Dublin, with all its excitement and attractions, is just an hour’s drive away.