Seapoint Golf Links

Seapoint Golf Links | NCG Top 100s: Ireland

Seapoint Golf Links has only been around for three decades, but it is a quality links course on the Irish Sea coastline. 
The course is 40 miles north of the Irish capital of Dublin, and plays with a number of holes running parallel to Tremonfeckin Beach.
Opened in 1993, and designed by Des Smyth and Associates, the course has played host to several major Irish championships over its three-decade history. 
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A Brief History of Seapoint Golf Links

Seapoint Golf Links is one of the youngest venues that you will find on the NCG Top 100s: Ireland list, with the club’s history only dating back to 1990. 
Des Symth and Associates – a four-man team of Des Smyth, Declan Branigan, Barry Reddan and Joseph Cummins – were the group behind the design of the course at Seapoint.  
The course officially opened three years later, with a redesign seeing several changes to the front nine in 1998. 
Despite the links’ short history, Seapoint has played host to a number of big tournaments. The Irish Ladies Senior Championship, Irish Youths Championship, Irish PGA Championship, and the Irish Close Championship have all been played at Seapoint. 

Seapoint Golf Links Review | NCG Top 100s: Ireland

Playing along the coastline of Tremonfeckin Beach and with views out to the Irish Sea, the Seapoint Golf Links provides a range of challenges for golfers of all abilities. A Par 72, the course plays at more than 7,000 yards from the championship blue tees, but that does come down to around 6,400 yards when played off the green tees. The course has four par 3s and four par 5s, offering up birdie chances and tough holes that golfers will have to fight their way around. 
The opening hole is a slight dog-leg par 4 of around 390 yards from the tips. Played to a generous fairway, and a decent drive will leave you with an approach to a green guarded by a stream in front and bunkers either side. The same water hazard comes into play on the par 3 2nd, running in front and round the right side of the green. It is only 160 yards to the centre of the green, but the water makes it feel more difficult. The 3rd is another mid-length par 4 with a large green to follow, before you get to two of the hardest holes on the course.  
Both 4 and 5 are par 4s of more than 400 yards in length, with the latter being the hardest hole on the course by stroke index. Both holes have water hazards by their respective greens with the 5th green having water on three sides. The 6th is the first par 5 on the course and one of the easier holes on the property. 7 is another tricky par 4, with the 8th being the second par 5 in three holes. At 550 yards, it is the longest hole on the course, but with just four bunkers and a relatively wide fairway, it is not the most difficult of holes at Seapoint. The front nine ends with the longest of the four par 3s. The 9th plays 205 yards from the tips, with the distance being the key factor. 
The back nine begins with the easiest hole at Seapoint, the par 5 10th. There are seven bunkers to contend with, but this hole is usually played with the prevailing wind in the background. The 11th has ten bunkers to contend with, and comes before the two longest par 4s on the course. 12 is 455 yards, while 13 is 450 yards, and although neither has too much trouble, the length will cause most golfers some trouble. The 14th is another of more than 400 yards, and plays as a dog-leg right with five bunkers dotted down the hole. 
The closing stretch at Seapoint Golf Links features two par 3s and a par 5, along with the par 4 16th. 15 is a 170-yard par 3 with just a single bunker to contend with, while the 17th is slightly longer at 185. The penultimate hole on the course features a long and narrow green, one that is easily missed left or right. In between is the par 4 16th, which has a fairway that runs diagonally away from the tee. Just one fairway bunker and one greenside bunker need to be avoided. The closing hole at Seapoint is a long par 5, pushing 545 yards. It plays along the coastline, with the beach on the right. The green sits in front of the clubhouse, where other golfers will be watching on. 

FAQs about Seapoint Golf Links

Where is Seapoint Golf Links located?  
Seapoint Golf Links in situated in the northeastern section of the Republic of Ireland, on the coastline of the Irish Sea and looking out over Termonfeckin Beach. Seapoint sits just north of County Louth Golf Club, and the border between County Louth and County Meath. The course is around 30 miles from the Irish border with Northern Ireland, while the Irish capital city of Dublin sits 40 miles south. 
The nearest train station to Seapoint is in the centre of Drogheda, just under ten miles to the southwest of the golf course. Drogheda Station sits on the line that runs between Dublin and Belfast, with trains also running on the Northern Commuter line. Thanks to being in close proximity to the Irish capital, Dublin Airport is the closest to Seapoint Golf Links. The airport is the biggest and busiest in Ireland, and offers flights to a range of destinations around the world. 

What golf facilities does Seapoint Golf Links offer?
Along with the championship links course, Seapoint Golf Links also has a brilliant practice area, which sits behind the clubhouse and between the 9th and 10th holes. There is also a short game area next to the 1st tee which features a putting green and chipping area, which comes equipped with a pair of bunkers to practice from.  

What are the green fees at Seapoint Golf Links?
The price of a green fee at Seapoint Golf Links changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend.  
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