St. Patrick’s Links

Carrigart, Co. Donegal, Ireland

It’s impossible to build a new golf course on raw duneland in the European Union, but St. Patrick’s is the next best thing – a complete remodeling of an existing links.  The course was built just before the formation of the EU was official, so the red line of no development is carefully drawn around it.

We are using the old fairways for our 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th holes, but otherwise the new St. Patrick’s is a brand new routing, using the best land of the two original courses for a single great one.

The project is also a new venture for me:  I’ve raised the captial to build it, and guaranteed the investors a certain return, after which I will be a part owner of the course alongside the Casey family who operate Rosapenna GC next door.