Set within 36 holes of championship golf, the Sandy Hills Links, designed by Pat Ruddy of European fame and the Old Tom Morris Links originally laid out by the father of modern golf in 1891. The 60 bedroom hotel boasts extensive leisure facilities and is surrounded by miles of golden sandy beaches.
This is Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort where the waters meet the wild and 4 star luxury nestles amidst the rolling Donegal landscape. Rosapenna is one of the finest 4 star golf hotels where the Old Tom Morris Links has been attracting golfers for over a century and now, with the addition of the magnificent Sandy Hills Links , Rosapenna is set to become one of the top links destinations in the world. Both links courses provide a true seaside challenge for all levels of players.
Theres plenty more activities to indulge in besides golf courses in the area, you can take to the tennis court, relax over a game of snooker, arrange a soothing body massage or go pony trekking. The waters in the area are famous amongst the water sports enthusiasts and fishing trips in the locality can be arranged as well as supervised dives with our new local dive centre. An indoor pool, whirlpool and steam room, are the latest addition to the hotels features. Small conference facilities are available.
The original back nine of the Old Links known as the Coastguard Holes are now played as a separate nine hole course beginning and finishing at the practice ground. Running to just under 7,000 yards off the championship markers the Strand and Valley nines which now make up the Old Tom Morris Links are a testing combination of traditional and modern links holes which bridge a century of golf design influences.
Sandy Hills is in many ways the ideal of a modern links. Intended for the serious golfer, its narrow fairways appear constricting from the tee, but the landing areas sculpted from the dunes are deceptively wide. Measuring a hefty 7,255 yards from the tips, Sandy Hills was designed with championship play in mind. However dont allow this to deter you, with a multiplicity of tees there is a length to suit all strengths.
Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort offers the Finest Hotel Accommodation in North Donegal. Rosapenna Hotel Resort have a range of room types from 27 comfortable classic bedrooms, 4 classic family rooms, 16 spacious deluxe rooms with views across the beach, 4 junior suites with sitting area and separate dressing rooms to the bayview suite with balconies overlooking Sheephaven Bay. For that special occasion there is the senior suite with separate living room with fireplace and dining area.
Food and Drink
Named in honour of the great Harry Vardon winner of six British Open and also US Open Champion in 1900 the restaurant has wonderful views of the bay and the evening sunsets are spectacular. Harry Vardon along with another great - James Braid visited Rosapenna in 1906 and added length and more detailed bunkering to the Old Tom Morris Course. The restaurant specialises in local seafood with fresh fish arriving to the kitchen daily. Shellfish is caught off the headlands on the Atlantic Drive with lobster, scallops and crab regularly on the menu. The Main Bar was named after Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews who designed the original course at Rosapenna in 1891. Known by most as the 19th hole golfers share in stories of there activities on the Morris or Sandy Hills Links while indulging in the traditional pint. bar hosts a large range of liquors, spirits and beers with a fine range of classical malts and brandys. Snacks are available from 12.00pm to 7.00pm daily and after Dinner, entertainment is offered with music in the main lounge starting from 9.30pm to late.
Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities
There are extensive golf practice facilities here at Rosapenna, our Driving Range is located next to the first tee on the Old Tom Morris course. It has both indoor and outdoor teeing areas. We also have a 12-hole PitchnPutt course located at the Driving Range which is ideal for beginners. Facilities include 6 covered bays, 100 metre wide turf teeing area, 2 putting greens, Short game facility, Practice sand bunker & green, State of Art video analysis, C Swing program, Individual and Corporate lessons, On course tuition, Short game tuition, Custom fitting area, Vector launch monitor system & Explanar golf training system.