Bearna Golf Club


Bearna, nr Galway, Co. Galway

  • Office

    +353 (0)91 592 677
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)91 592 677
  • Fax

    +353 (0)91 592 674

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Moorland course. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Open moorland & lakeside (Lough Inch).

  • Designer:

    Robert J. "Bobby" Brown

SSS or slope






How to get there:

8 km W of Galway.

From Galway head west on the N59 Moycullen/Clifden road. After 8km turn left direction Bearna. After 4km golf is on the right.

Bearna Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1996

Bearna Golf Club (in Irish, Cumann Ghalf Bhearna) is located at the gateway to Connemara in the Gaeltacht, a layout that commands wonderful views of Galway Bay, the Burren and the Aran Islands.

Built on Connemara moorland and peat bog, the captivating course provides an excellent array of golfing challenges, while the rugged surroundings are home to many scenic features, colours, and plant and animal life.

In keeping with moorland-style courses, the holes here are defined by grassy rough, gorse bushes and ditches, while humps and bumps, swales and hollows, and twists and turns are found in abundance.

List of courses: Ireland - West


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Soft spikes preferred.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Bearna Golf Club's owner is Pat Donnellan, best known as a member of a famous football dynasty from Galway. Several members of the Donnellan family, including Pat's father Mick, brother John and nephew Michael, played in the top-flight of Gaelic football, the most popular team sport in Ireland.


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