Widely regarded as the late Eddie Hackett's finest creation alongside Waterville, Carne was recognised in 2006 as the Highest New Entry in Golf World's Top 100 golf courses.

Opening in May 2020,  the new “Wild Atlantic Dunes” course at Carne offers eighteen of the most spectacular links golf holes in Ireland, integrating the back nine of the original Hackett course with the new nine holes, all of which are situated along the Atlantic Ocean, offering unrivalled golf with amazing views.