Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism has announced details of an exciting new three-day golf festival in Enniskillen, scheduled to tee off in September.
The Fermanagh Lakelands Festival of Golf, a three-day 54-hole tournament, will be played across three courses, teeing off at Castle Hume Golf Course on September 20, followed by Enniskillen Golf Club on September 21, with the final round to be played on the iconic Faldo Course at Lough Erne Resort on September 22.
For just £99, golfers can enter the competition, which is open to all levels of competitive golfer, with entrants having the chance to bag themselves daily and overall prizes sponsored by Titleist, FootJoy and Lough Erne Resort.
Visitor numbers for golfing breaks have been steadily increasing year on year to the Lakeland county, with players drawn to the scenic views, beautiful landscape and challenging fairways of Enniskillen’s three golf courses, all within a 10-minute drive of each other in Ireland’s only island town.
With the success of The Open at Portrush still fresh in the memory, Tanya Cathcart, Marketing Manager for Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism, is expecting to welcome more golfers from across the world to the banks of the Erne in 2019 than ever before.
“We’ve been blessed to see the popularity of Fermanagh as a golfing destination go from strength to strength over the last number of years,” said Tanya, “with players from Carlow to Canada booking a visit to come and test their skills on our world-class fairways and to soak up the natural beauty of the area.
“We know how lucky we are to have three such beautiful golf courses all within a 10-minute drive of each other, which is why we are pleased to host the first ever annual Lakelands Golf Festival, in association with Lough Erne Resort, offering players of all abilities the perfect chance to experience everything the Fermanagh Lakelands has to offer,” she added.
Tanya went on: “Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism is delighted to be involved in the Fermanagh Lakelands Festival of Golf, which we believe will be an excellent showcase for Fermanagh as a golfing destination – particularly now that the eyes of the golfing community have turned back to this part of the world after Shane Lowry’s victory at the Open Championship last weekend,” added Tanya Cathcart.