The 1894 Harry Vardon designed Links at Bundoran, County Donegal, which began its renovation under Howard Swan's direction with a rebunkering of the course last year, is continuing its improvement programme with the redesign of five holes, with three new greens and two new tees.
This design change lengthens the course to some 6271 yards and par 70 and begins to bring it into some comparison with its sister links of north western Ireland in Rosses Point, Donegal and Rosapena.
The Master-plan for the course, which lies alongside the Great Northern Hotel high over Mullahmore Bay, will create, eventually a new Bundoran Links, of some 6369 yards, and will rank as one of the region's finest.
James Edwards, architect at Swan Golf Designs and responsible for the renovation project adds "We are very excited to commence the second phase of renovation at Bundoran. The feedback we are receiving following the intensive phase one work, and the significant improvement of the courses strategy has been extremely positive. Now we are targeting two of the finest greens locations on the entire property, located high up on the cliffs edge overlooking the Bay of Bundoran. Not only will these alterations improve the technical performance of the structures, but will improve the playing experience of this classic golf course as well "
The new holes will be completed in mid October and are scheduled for play next season.