They won't have to travel far, either. The qualifier will be held on the daunting Sandy
Hills course, at Rosapenna Golf Resort, on June 30 and July 1. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will then be played over the Glashedy Links at Ballyliffin, from July 5-8. These are two of Co. Donegal's gems.
Those four qualifiers will then be well prepared to tackle the Irish Open course, especially as both links were designed by Pat Ruddy. They'll have a little inside knowledge to accompany them as they drive from Downings to Letterkenny and then up onto the Inishowen Peninsula. It's less than a two hour drive.
|The par four 10th at Rosapenna Sandy Hills|
|The par three 16th at Rosapenna.|