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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
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16 out of 17 reviews
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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4 out of 4 reviews
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4.8
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4.6
Layout
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3.6
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4.4
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5 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Links
Par 68
Length 5141 meters
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Cruit Island Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1986

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Neat and casual, no denim

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.7
17 Reviews (17)
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great course.

Great experience. Similar to a links course with lots of wind but also many blind shots. It is only a nine hole course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Experience

Tricky but playable 9 hole links set in stunning landscape and scenery. Remote location but well worth the journey. Very enjoyable, the sunshine was a nice bonus!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Cruit Island review

I'm a US player who typically scores between 85 -95, Cruit is a moderately challenging, 9 hole links course with stunning ocean views of Ireland's ruggedly beautiful wild Atlantic coast. Course was in great shape, got a deal for 25 euros on GoflNow. Weather definitely a factor, check the forecast!! Everyone was accommodating, got us out in no time. Nice bar in clubhouse to have a pint at the end of your round.
I would definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great links Course

Course in superb condition for this time of year. Iconic 6th hole hitting over the Atlantic Ocean onto the green on the cliff edge. I even managed to get my first eagle at the par 4 5th. Some challenging holes with blind shots over small hills but unbelievable scenery and well worth the money!

Eamonn McAuley

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fast greens

All the dry weather is great for this course. Rough is great in that you don't lose too many balls. The ground is good and hard and very fast! You get rewarded for accuracy here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Hard Work

I have played Cruit Island several times over the years, in fact I played it when there wasn’t even a clubhouse only an honesty box and I’ve always found it a challenge. The greens were in good condition and the fairways were cut nice and tight with very few divots although I think this has more to do with the slopes than golfers replacing them as I’ve always found even a good shot to the middle will inevitably run of the fairway. As for the course layout, if you can’t handle blind shots this course is not for you. As I said earlier I have played here on numerous occasions and I still struggle with picking the correct line, I’m sure the members seldom suffer defeat in team events as this course is the epitome of “home advantage”. However, if you fancy pitting your golf game against a challenging course you must play Cruit Island, at least once!!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Unbelievable scenery

A hidden gem of Ireland. Most ocean scenic course ever played. Don't be put off by 9 holes only. The second time around is still breathtaking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Weather difficult to predict

We were able to play 18 holes, that is 9 holes but 18 tee offs. The conditions were challenging but enabled us to experience a true links course. We wish we had brought our cameras because the views from the course were spectacular. Not a course if you want an easy game. The three golfers in our group loved it!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The best nine hole course in Ireland

Such great course. Brilliant greens. This is such a unique place to play golf. You will not find a better nine hole course in Ireland. This is a must.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cruit Island

Excellent course - members were more than friendly to myself and two sons. A great course - definitely recommend Cruit Island.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Ontario Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

The most fun you can have with your clothes on

Go to an island just a little left after the middle of nowhere; at the far tip of the island, on the most unlevel rocky section, put a golf course; people will come to play. That’s Cruit Island Golf Club (Cruit pronounced “Critch”). Whenever I mentioned my planned route, every golfer who knew of the course, and even some non-golfers, told me I had to check the place out. They were right. I wish I could’ve played there all day. “Easy,” “straight forward,” and “simple” do not describe the course at all. “Wild,” “fun,” and “crazy” fit much better. The blind shots on 5 holes scare you and have you guessing at clubs the first time around and the 6th hole par 3 is all carry from one rocky peninsula over another, to the green surrounded by the Atlantic – I didn’t even mind the 3 putt bogie. It was such fun, I wish I’d stayed all day for the extra €10.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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