In a land where we are renowned for having 40 shades of green, it is no surprise that golf has been played here for so long and golfers have been travelling to us since the sport was discovered. Here in Galway we have a wide variety of parkland courses to choose from and of course it’s not just the sport that you will enjoy but the affable characters and warm clubhouses that we are famous for. Tee off from any of the following golfing locations and rest assured you will have an enjoyable day.
Athenry Golf Club:
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. It is one of Galway’s oldest golf courses which was established in 1902. Though it is one of the oldest golf courses in the city, it has been refurbished in 2007 so it does have modern facilities available.
Cregmore Golf Club:
A stunning 7,078 yard, par 72 championship course located on the eastern outskirts of Galway City. It is a family owned gold course which is located very close to the city, which was established in 2007 and is surrounded by exceptionally scenic views.
Galway Bay Golf Club:
This excellent parkland course is centrally located in Oranmore, just five miles from Galway City Centre. It has a magnificent new clubhouse (with full catering facilities) which boasts panoramic views of Galway Bay from its elevated site. This golf course was designed by the former Ryder Cup Champion Christy O’Connor Jnr and holds mature trees, water hazards, concealed bunkers and highly acclaimed putting surfaces. With its astounding view and challenging course, it is the perfect place to put your skill to test. For those who are new to golfing, are able to get lessons from the professional golfer and experience the challenges and the scenery that Galway Bay Resort offers.
Galway Golf & Country Club:
This beautiful golf club overlooks the stunning Galway Bay and The Burren and has a tree lined 18 hole course with modern facilities available. This par 70 course is sure to test any golfers abilities. This place was made famous by Bing Crosby who wrote a song about the astounding Galway Bay.
Oughterard Golf Club:
The course is best described as a parklands course with traditional Limestone walls a main feature throughout the golf course. It is an 18 hole course situated in one of Connemara’s most beautiful villages.
Tuam Golf Club:
One of the premier parkland courses in Ireland. The course was founded in 1904. The provide modern facilities as it has been recently refurbished and the golf club consists of an 18 hole, par 72 championship course.
Bearna Golf Club:
The course is located only 5 miles outside Galway city and overlooks the captivating Galway Bay, the Burren and the Aran Islands. It is picturesque 250 acre course which challenging even for the most experienced golf players. It was designed by R.J. Browne and has become one of the favourite golf courses for Ireland’s top players.