County Louth, also know as the Baltray links, was founded in 1892 but the course was created in 1938 by Tom Simpson but has been tweaked by both Donal Steel (1983) and Tom MacKenzie (2003-2004). That said, course still remains true to the original design by Simpson.
Baltray lacks continuous seaside views but makes up for it with a strong personality. The course is laid out in two loops and most holes run in different directions. This is classic low-set links golf, the holes are logical and easy to digest with few hidden surprises and most defenses clearly in view as the players approach their shot. There is great variety to the golf holes and the greens here are very clever and well sited on plateaus, shelves or down in natural depressions.
Often described as ‘user friendly’, Baltray is a fine course for all standard of golfer, it's fun and interesting and with the addition of some new back tees it now has enough length to provide the game's best players with a true test of their abilities.