14 – Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Lough Erne

Having opened in 2007, Lough Erne near Enniskillen may be a relative youngster, but the resort has already earned a reputation as one of the finest in the UK. Set on a 600-acre peninsula between Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne, it was awarded ‘Best Hotel’ at this year’s Northern Ireland Tourism awards and, in 2010, it was named ‘Golf Resort of the Year’ by the Irish Golf Tour Operators. The resort’s Faldo Course was the first design in Ireland by the six-time Major champion. It’s a superb layout with fantastic views over the lough and the Fermanagh lakelands. For those looking to work on their game, the resort boasts Europe’s first Faldo Academy where professionals combine Faldo’s teaching methodologies with state of the art instruction technologies. Staying at Lough Erne, accommodation options are varied. Guests can choose one of the elegant suites or rent one of the luxurious loughside lodges. Besides the golf, Lough Erne is an excellent destination for fishing and guests can learn from the best, the resident game angling instructor Packie Trotter is one of only 140 master casting instructors in the world. The overall package warrants such a lofty new entry.

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