Donegal golf club faces closure

One of Co Donegals best-known golf clubs is facing closure this week after a proposed takeover was delayed.

Members of Narin and Portnoo Golf Club have been told that the club has run out of money and will be unable to pay staff and creditors.


Narin and Portnoon Golf Club has written to members saying the club “will have no alternative but to close this week”.

In July last year, the sale of the club had been agreed to a company owned by Ballyshannon-born US businessman Liam McDevitt.

He had agreed to ‘forgive’ a 1.7m debt and secure the future of the club.

But an issue has arise over the land that the club leases. Members received a letter last weekend telling them of the imminent closure.

Narin and Portnoo Golf Club is a highly rated course and ranks as the 28th best course in Ireland.

There was no answer when we tried to contact the club earlier.