Gort Golf Club
Designed by Christy O’Connor Junior, Gort golf course is an 18-hole championship course set in 160 acres of picturesque parkland on the edge of the world-famous Burren. Christy Jnr was particularly excited by the course and regards the four short holes among the best of any course in Ireland. The course is an inviting challenge and a true and fair test for all golfers. The modern yet delightful clubhouse caters for visitors’ every need. The spacious bar and restaurant, situated on the first floor and overlooking the course, offers fabulous panoramic views while you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with fine food and drink. Societies are welcome throughout the year (please check for availability).
Curra West Golf Club
Curra West Golf Course is an 18-hole parkland course situated near Loughrea in County Galway. Most holes are surrounded by bunkers and mounds, there are water features on two holes with attractive tree-lined fairways.
Curra West is an imaginatively-designed course set in pastoral surroundings. In its layout and design, the Curra West course represents a challenging test for both the expert golfer and beginner alike.
The course is only a short drive from Galway, Ballinasloe, Portumna or Gort.
Oldthort Golf Course
This 9-hole golf course in south east Galway is situated in lovely surroundings 3km (1.8 miles) from the town of Portumna.
Ballinasloe Golf Club
Ballinasloe Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland and has been on its present site for over 80 years. The course was extended from nine to eighteen holes in the early 1980s and continuous improvements since then have produced a very attractive parkland course. This is marked by many dog legs and a number of feature holes. This hidden gem of a course produces a good test for the average golfer. If you want unhurried, good value golf on an uncrowded course with a very friendly clubhouse, telephone Ballinasloe Golf Club on any weekday for a reservation.
Athenry Golf Club
Athenry Golf Club is an 18-hole course. Most holes are tree lined and two feature holes are cut into bordering forest. The course is a mixture of parkland and heathland built on a limestone base against the backdrop of a large forest giving excellent drainage and remaining playable all year round.
Dunmore Demesne Golf Course
Founded in 1998, Dunmore Demesne Golf Club is a 9-hole parkland course located in Dunmore, County Galway.
Cregmore Park Golf Club
Cregmore Park Golf Course is an 18-hole parkland course, designed by Dr Arthur Spring, and located 15 minutes drive from Galway city.
Cregmore Park Golf Course is set on 200 acres of rolling parkland, and offers world-class facilities. The course is a championship course.
It is on mature woodland, with lovely rolling landscape and a number of great lakes, and measures 7,087yd from the back tees. Generous fairways, immaculate greens, personal service and great value for money ensure this course is a test and an enjoyable experience for all levels of golfer.
The club invites enquiries for membership, green fees and group bookings.
Tuam Golf Club
Tuam Golf Club is a rural 18-hole course with fairways protected by tree plantations and greens that require careful navigation of bunkers. The course has undergone considerable redesign in recent years, challenging the low handicapper while being fair to the less-gifted player. With a fairly flat layout, the course plays to a par of 72.
Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course
Our unique, 9-hole, double-green golf course offers will test all golfers. It is a challenging 6,538yd in length from the championship tees, with three other sets of tees for medal rounds, societies and ladies. Facilities include a 9-hole putting green and a 10-bay driving range. Golf tuition is available on request and light refreshments are available in the Oak Cellar Bar of the adjoining five-star hotel. Visitors are welcome.
Connemara Isles Golf & Seasports Club
Situated on the brink of the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht, this unique island 9-hole course has some of the finest golf holes in the country.
The thatched seaside clubhouse is the ancestral home of the founders of the Connemara Isles Golf Club, the Lynch brothers.
The sea around the golf course is famous for its natural oyster and scallop beds. During the summer, you can enjoy the traditional boating festivals from currach racing to hooker racing. This area offers you a unique opportunity to experience the Connemara culture at its best.
Portumna Golf Club
Portumna Golf Club is one of the hidden gems of Irish golf. It is a beautiful parkland course that sweeps its way through forest and woodlands close to Lough Derg, the last and largest lake on the River Shannon. Its mature and graceful trees backdrop the full range of seasonal colour to provide a different challenging experience, no matter what time of the year it is played. Laid out over undulating land, Portumna has lots of interesting shots, including a number of elevated tee-box positions.
Mountbellow Golf Club
Mountbellew golf course, which was founded in 1929, is a lovely mature parkland course and was extended in 2008 from nine to 18 holes. It is par 71 and is both challenging and scenic. The river and lake feature on the third, fifth, sixth, eighth, 13th, 14th and 15th holes, and add greatly to the beauty of this natural park, where wildlife is observed in harmony with the golfer. Four par fives provide a good opportunity for the long hitters but strategically positioned feature bunkers and water traps make ball positioning of paramount importance in shooting a low score. The course has been described as the gem of the West and, with its friendly clubhouse and renowned pint of plain, it is well worth a visit.
Loughrea Golf Club
This rolling parkland course was extended to 18 holes under architect Eddie Hackett in 1992. Generous fairway layout is counter balanced by strategic tree plantations and fast greens. While short by today’s standards, the test here is for considerable accuracy with approach shots to greens.
Oughterard Golf Club
This charming and challenging course is set in tranquil parkland in Oughterard, County Galway, just 24km (15 miles) from Galway city, the gateway to Connemara. Originally designed by British architect Commander Harris, it was redesigned in 1997 by Paddy Merrigan. The course is a 5,477m parklands course with traditional limestone walls a main feature throughout. It comprises 18 championship holes that are lined with mature native Irish trees, including oak, hazel and birch. It is an excellent test of golf, with numerous water features and sand bunkers, which are strategically placed to protect the par of the course.The course is situated between Lough Corrib to the east and the Connemara Mountains to the north and north west, providing a truely spectacular setting. The clubhouse, converted from majestic farmhouse buildings, offers visiting golfers every modern facility, including a well-stocked pro shop, a first-class restaurant and a homely and welcoming bar.
Bearna Golf and Country Club
Bearna Golf Club is an 18-hole parkland course. Set amidst the celebrated beauty of the West of Ireland landscape on the fringe of Connemara, and enjoying commanding views of Galway Bay, the Burren, the Aran Islands and rugged hinterlands, Bearna Golf Club is already being hailed as one of Ireland’s finest.
The inspired creativity of its designer, RJ Browne in the siting of tees and sand-based greens throughout more than 100 hectares of unique countryside has resulted in generously proportioned fairways, many elevated tee boxes, and some splendid carries.
Water comes into play at 13 of the 18 holes, each one boasting unique features and which together test the golfer’s total repertoire of skills. The final four holes especially provide a spectacular finish to a satisfying and memorable experience.
The Clubhouse Bar and Restaurant have fabulous views of the course and surrounding countryside.
Connemara Championship Links
At the edge of Europe on the wild Atlantic coast of Galway, lies a links course that is a challenge to all who play her. Nestled between the Twelve Bens mountains and the Atlantic Ocean in the West of Ireland, the Connemara Championship Golf Links is an exhilarating golfing experience. This awesomely picturesque 27 hole, par 72 course with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean was designed by Eddie Hackett and measures over 7,000yd. Opened in 1973, the course is a true links challenge.
The back nine have been described as “the equal of any in the world”. The famous 13th hole is a very testing 200yd par-three, followed by the long par-five 14th hole. The 15th has a green that is camped up in the hills and can only be attacked by the aerial assault. The 16th green is guarded by water and then you must confront the 17th and 18th. Again exposed to the elements, both par-fives are over 500yd long. The 18th green, well guarded by bunkers, lies in the shadow of our great new clubhouse, completed in 2007.
In the year 2000 an additional nine were opened. The first two holes meander along the coast with waves pounding on white sand beaches below. The third and fourth curl inland along a tricky waterway, then the next five holes are a climb into rocky rolling hills with stunning mountain and ocean views.
Galway Bay Golf Resort
The natural water hazard is the Atlantic Ocean, such is the dramatic backdrop to this Par 72 PGA Championship 18 hole golf course that is Galway Bay Golf Resort. When designing the course, former Ryder Cup and World Cup golfer Christy O Connor jnr. superbly blended the stunning backdrop of Galway Bay and the rugged curves of the Atlantic coastline with mature trees, water hazards, concealed bunkers and highly acclaimed putting surfaces. With variable wind speed and directions this Championship course plays differently each day posing a considerable challenge to even the lowest handicap golfers, yet it is a true and fair test of golf. As you decide on club selection the panorama of Galway Bay and its beauty unveiled before you, with the hills of Clare to the south, while to the West sits the majestic city of Galway –city of the tribes- surrounding the rugged and unpredictable Atlantic Ocean. Set on 300 acres the course played host to the European PGA West of Ireland Open in 1999. Set your challenges higher with a round of golf at the prestigious Galway Bay Golf Resort.