Hackett was fortunate to be given a phenomenal piece of land on which to build, and he has used the existing dunes sympathetically to produce a classic links. Overlooking the Blacksod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, the situation is utterly spectacular, and although it may be slightly remote in the North West corner of County Mayo, the unspoiled and pure golfing experience that awaits visitors to Carne absolutely justifies the travelling time.
The lucky golfers that make it will instantly understand that this is one of those rare plots of turf that seems to have been naturally made to be a golf course; during construction, Hackett barely had to move any land, and to a certain extent, the marvellous terrain instructed how the golf course would ultimately exist.
With 27-holes of golf on offer at Carne, many golfers ensure they book in for a day of golf rather than just playing a normal 18 holes. Combine a day at Carne with a trip to other stunning links in region including Enniscrone Golf Club, Connemara Golf Club and County Sligo Golf Club.