Designed by leading Irish course architect Patrick Merrigan and opened for play in August 1992, the championship standard golf course has quickly become recognised as one of Ireland\\\\\\\'s leading venues. Among the many major events hosted at the Slieve Russell, include the 1996 Smurfit Irish Professional Championship, the Northwest of Ireland Open and the annual Quinn Direct Pro Am event, one of the biggest such tournament in Ireland.
The Slieve Russell course was built to the very highest standards, while the rolling parkland layout is notable for the strategic use of water hazards and the undulating nature of the manicured sand based greens. Slieve Russell is fast gaining an excellent worldwide reputation and Christy O\\\\\\\'Connor Sr., who has been lavish in his praise of the facility, recently commented: \\\\\\\"I would pay no better tribute to the course at the Slieve Russell than to say the more often I play it, the more it reminds me of Gleneagles\\\\\\\". Forming a generous portion of the 300 acre estate, the unique style of the course at Slieve Russell is sensitively wrapped around the lakes and drumlins of the beautiful County Cavan landscape, while the facility also comprises a putting green, practice area and nine hole par 3 golf course.