The site used to be part of Sligo racecourse up until 1952 before cattle were allowed to graze on it. That was until 1999 when the golf course was opened.
I didn’t get chance to play this links course on my previous visit to Rosses Point and didn’t want to miss it on this tip.
However, in truth there is very little to report here. Located adjacent to the main links the turf is good but the terrain is pancake flat and there isn’t enough man-made features to bring the course to life. This includes the fairways and greens.
The short fourth is probably the pick of the bunch with a compelling green and a burn that comes into play. The putting surface at the eighth also has some interest.
At best the Bomore (par 35, 3,046 yards) could be described as a good introduction to links golf, certainly in the respect of getting used to hitting from tight turf.
Unless you are box-ticking (like I was) in trying to play all the links courses in Great Britain and Ireland I would probably give it a miss. That said, the course was busy so maybe I’m missing something and it is clearly doing its job.
The second course at Trevose very rarely crops in conversation but during a family holiday to the Cornish Resort I made sure to play it.
The third course at Trevose, aptly named the "Short Course" is just 1,360 yards.