With a population of around 40,000 people spread out over a 420 square mile area, Longford, in the Midlands Region of Ireland, is the second most sparsely inhabited county in the country. Much of it lies in the River Shannon basin with loughs, bogs and wetlands characterising Longford's generally low-lying landscape.
There’s only one golf outlet to be found in this district, the appropriately named County Longford Golf Club. Formed in 1900, for some reason it took the club ten years before it affiliated to the national governing body, the GUI. Located just south east of Longford, on the old R393 Dublin Road, the course at County Longford Golf Club was extensively redesigned in recent years, reopening for play in 2005. A floodlit driving range was also added to the facility in 2011.