In the words of Padraig Harrington - 3 times major winner “This must be the finest championship course in the West of Ireland. The par threes, in particular, are a delight. My favourite hole is the 5th, a marvellous green inset into the River Robe. The 10th hole with its island green requires a very precise choice of club”.
Green Fees: Monday - Friday E25; Saturday E30; Sunday E35. Special 4 Ball rates
Opens: Fridays & Bank Holiday weekends
Location: 3 kms from Ballinrobe on R331 towards Claremorris
Phone: 094 95 41118
Parkland, moorland Bearna Golf Course on the west of Galway City two miles north of Bearna Village. Good bar and restaurant, visitors and societies always welcome. With beathtaking views of Glaway Bay, the Burren & the Aran Islands.
Green Fees:Monday - Friday E30; Weekends & Public Holidays E40
Location: Bearna, Co. Galway
Length: 5,746 metres
Phone: 091 592677
Carne Golf Links in North Mayo, ranked number 10 in Ireland by Golf World, lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean. This was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many who have played it to be his greatest design. Carne Golf Links 27 holes are routed throughout the highest sand dunes to be found anywhere in the world.
Green Fees: On request
Opens: See website
Location: Carne, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.
Length: 6,119 metres
Phone: 097 82292
This 27 holes Championship Links course was originally designed by Eddie Hackett as an 18 holes course in 1973, the C9 were introduced in 2000 with the help of Tom Craddock. A truly natural links with the unique addition of a rugged, rocky landscape and breathtaking view on every hole is a challenge to all. Hosted The Irish Amateur Close Championship in 2013.
Green Fees: Contact Club or view website for rates
Opens: See website
Location: 14km from Clifden along the R341 via Ballyconneely and the Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point of Derrigimlagh Bog
Length: 7,055 yards
Phone: 095 23502 / 23602
Links course, est. 1894. Present course designed by H. Colt in 1920’s.
The new 9-hole Bomore course was added in 1999.
Home of West of Ireland Championship since 1923.
Green Fees:On request
Opens: See website
Location: 8 kms. from Sligo Town on R291 along coast
Length: 7,009 yards
Phone: 071 917 7134
Originally designed by Eddie Hackett as a 18 hole links course in 1974, additional holes designed by Donald Steele opened in 2001, Enniscrone now offers 27 holes. The Dunes Championship Links Course is a highly ranked venue for National and GUI tournaments, most recently Women’s Irish Close in 2014, and is renowned for it’s majestic dunes and challenging layout. A great traditional Irish links golf experience for the most discriminating links golfer.
Green Fees:Please see website for prices & special offers.
Visitors: Monday - Friday
Opens: Last week in June
Location: R297 Inischrone, Co. Sligo.
Length: 7,033 yards
Phone: 096 36297
A very enjoyable test of golf that appeals to golfers of all levels. The course was redeveloped in 1997 by Mr Paddy Merrigan when 18 new greens and tee boxes were constructed to USGA specifications. A warm West of Ireland welcome awaits in the Clubhouse.
Green Fees: Mon - Fri from E25; Weekends & P. Holidays from E30. Special Rate
Visitors: Weekdays - Online booking available
Opens: Tuesdays & Public Holidays Apr - Oct E20, Student E10, Juniors E10
Location: On the N59 main Galway to Clifden road 1 mile before the town of Oughterard – the Gateway to Connemara.
Length: 5,943 metres
Phone: 091 552 131
Parkland championship course, host venue to the Irish PGA Championship 2002 and Irish Close Championship 2005, Winner of the Best Parkland Course in Connaught 2014. Less than a mile to Ireland’s tidiest town.
Green Fees: From E25
Location: On the Newport Road out of Westport
Length: 7,000 yards
Phone: 098 28262