The finishing touches are being put to Ireland’s new golf masterpiece as the Nick Faldo Championship Course at Lough Erne Resort near Enniskillen prepares to open on July 1st 2009.
 
Set on a breathtaking peninsula between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough in the rolling countryside of Fermanagh, the inspirational creation by six times major champion Faldo is already being talked about as an obvious venue for future prestige European Tour events.
 
More immediately the new championship course is already on the must-play list for golfing tourists from all over the world and is destined to become a clear favourite with corporate golfers with green fees starting from just £80 and customers receiving special attention in order to make their stay even more memorable.
 
While The Faldo Championship course is the jewel in the crown, Lough Erne Resort also offers the original Castle Hume Championship course for visitors to enjoy plus the full range of facilities at its 120 bedroom Resort, noted for its warm country house atmosphere and range of fully serviced lakeside lodges in its grounds.
 
What also adds to Lough Erne Resort’s appeal is its ease of access being located only one hour from Londonderry Airport with flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and ninety minutes from Belfast City and Belfast International Airports.
 
Nick Faldo has made an immensely successful transition from champion golfer to internationally acclaimed golf course designer and first saw the Fermanagh landscape on which he was to build his dream course in 2006 with his design team.
 
“We thought this potentially could be a European Tour destination,” said Faldo. “There are some wonderful natural features in terms of vistas and atmosphere. Each hole has its own individuality and that is really important to our team.”
 
The character of the hotel combines Celtic charm with modern-day facilities including an authentic Thai spa with eight treatment rooms, Infinity Pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna. The resort’s cuisine is of the highest international quality with the acclaimed Executive Chef Noel McMeel supervising the menus while The Blaney Bar and Garden Hall provide ideal meetings places in which to relax with friend and colleagues.

Every aspect of a visit to Lough Erne is designed to make even the briefest stay memorable. The resort’s policy is clearly defined and followed by every member of staff: “We have a passionate commitment and belief in excellent customer service and ensure the right people are employed to deliver every attention to detail for our guests” And in doing so ensure they return for many more warm welcomes”.
 
About Lough Erne Golf Resort
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Lough Erne Golf Resort opened in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, in October 2007. It is set on a 600 acre private peninsula nestled in between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough. The privately-owned hotel has 120 guestrooms including 25 two and three bedroom lakeside lodges which offer private, fully serviced accommodation.  Lough Erne Golf Resort offers The Thai Spa, Catalina Restaurant for à la carte dining, The Blaney Bar with its collection of Irish Whiskeys and innovative Grazing Menu and The Garden Hall for chocolate and traditional afternoon teas. It offers world class facilities for private meetings and events. In summer 2009 Lough Erne Golf Resort will have the use of two 18-hole championship golf courses with the opening of its Faldo Championship course. The Castle Hume Championship Golf Course is already open. Lough Erne Golf Resort is located just five minutes from Enniskillen (St Angelo) private airport. It is also easily accessible from Belfast International, Belfast City and City of Derry airports.