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Rosapenna launches new ‘Tale of Two Toms’ summer tournament

St Patrick's Links Rosapenna
St Patrick's Links was opened to the world in 2021. Credit: Clyde Johnson

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort, in County Donegal, Ireland, has announced the launch of a new event for 2024, offering golfers the chance to play the beautiful St Patrick’s Links and the original Old Tom Morris Links.

The inaugural ‘Tale of Two Toms’ tournament, has been named after two men who have had a significant and lasting impact on Rosapenna Golf Resort. The first – Old Tom Morris himself – visited Rosapenna in 1891 and was quick to see the vast potential in the coastline, staking out and shaping what would become the very first Rosapenna Links.

Old Tom Morris Rosapenna Golf Club
Old Tom Morris laid out the first links at Rosapenna

The second Tom, is golf architect Tom Doak, who designed St Patrick’s Links, which opened in June 2021 and is already inside the world’s top 50 golf courses. The ‘Tale of Two Toms’ event will take place in June 2024, with teams of four golfers playing three rounds in days. The best two scores from each round will count.

St Patrick's Links Rosapenna golf club
St Patrick’s Links sits on the stunning Sheephaven Bay. Credit: Clyde Johnson

Golfers will arrive on June 17th for a sunset round on the original Old Tom Morris Links, which will be followed by a pizza and cocktail party at the resort. Before they battle it out over 36 holes on the incredible St Patrick’s Links on June 18th with lunch put on by local food trucks and refreshments provided by the nearby Kinnegar Brewery.

*For more information or to book your place at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort, visit Rosapenna.ie/the-tale-of-two-Toms

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort Scorecard

St Patrick's Links scorecard
The scorecard for St Patrick’s Links

Rosapenna Golf Course Map

Rosapenna golf course map
Rosapenna golf course map

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort: Frequently asked questions

What makes Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort a unique destination?

Rosapenna is known for its stunning location on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, offering not only world-class golf courses but also luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views of Sheephaven Bay.

How much are Rosapenna Golf Club green fees?

Green fees are available year round at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort, with packages and preferential rates on offer for guests staying at the hotel. When it comes to Rosapenna Golf Club green fees much will depend when you are visiting and which course you play, with the new St Patrick’s Links, very special indeed. The resort closes for the winter but reopens in April. For the latest information on green fees click here. You would do very well to book in advance.

Can I book caddies at Rosapenna?

Yes, caddies are available at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort, so too are buggies (although St Patrick’s Links is walk only) and push/electric trolleys.

How many golf courses are at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?

With the opening of St Patrick’s Links there are now three championship golf courses at Rosapenna: the Old Tom Morris Links, Sandy Hills Links and St Patrick’s. Each offers a challenging but contrasting experience.

Claire's career as a journalist has seen her regularly write about some of the best restaurants, hotels and destinations in the world. She has also interviewed the past three Prime Ministers and has been a Digital Editor overseeing a number of newspaper titles. She is the founder of the content marketing company Smiths & Sons.

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