Declan Brannigan||Des Smyth
Royal Tara boasts a mature 27-hole golf complex set in rolling parkland. The course was extended from 9 to 13 holes in 1966, and from 13 to 18 holes in 1969. In the early 1990s is was decided to construct a new 18 hole course, part of which was on the ground occupied by the old front nine. The new course was designed by renowned Europe Tour Professional Des Smyth and was officially opened for play in 1995. The main course consists of the Cluide (Blue) (named after the Cluide wood through which the course runs) and the Tara (Red) nines. The Bellinter (Yellow) nine is the back nine of the old course.