Bomore is a placid place these days, where the game of golf is played at a leisurely pace. It has an air of permanence about it, a scene that looks set to last for generations.
Yet a look at Bomore’s history over the past few hundred years shows that it has hosted many and varied events. They held centre stage for a time, were important events in the lives of the people; each had its day and when its popularity waned it was replaced by another. The latest chapter in the sporting history of Bomore is its role as a golfing venue.
Laid down on the flat ground alongside the championship links it makes a unique contribution to the golfing experience at Co Sligo GC. It provides a starting point for the young, extends the playing careers of the old, and is greatly appreciated by many in between who consider a round of golf much more enjoyable without the steep hill climbs and long carries to reach the fairways of the championship links. Designed by Jonathan Tucker, it is laid down on the sandy base if an ancient sea inlet.
Bomore links offers its own challenges. With its subtle lies, water hazards and abundance of gorse, it is a test for any player’s competence.
A major attraction is its accessibility, and potential for a very quick round of golf, a solution to today’s busy lifestyle and possibly the future of the game.