Connemara Golf Links


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Connemara Golf Links Est. 1973

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Connemara Golf Links: Wild, wonderful and west - and about as far west as Ireland's mainland will take you. Perched on the edge of Europe, the golf course at Connemara can be a little bit of a trek to get to, but the drive out here and the dramatic coastal scenery that awaits, offers the travelling golfer an unforgettable round.

This classically open seaside links is laid out on undulating coastal terrain, where rock formations protrude through the ground as much as sand dunes sit on top of it. The opening holes are the flattest, but things become distinctly more undulating and interesting the further your round progresses. Ballyconneely Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are stunningly in view from all 27-holes ... something to marvel at in good weather, but possibly curse if the wind and rain is coming at you horizontally, as is sometimes the case.

Playing to your handicap on a first outing represents an ambitious target. On the closing stretch (B-9) the long par-3 13th serves up a real tester, while the greens at the par-5 14th and par-4 15th are cut high into a hillside. With the natural splendour of the Twelve Bens mountain range etched against the skyline, it's easy to be captivated by Connemara's immensely scenic and wonderfully rugged links golf course.

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Making Contact

Connemara Golf Links
Ballyconneely,
Clifden, Co. Galway 
Ireland
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Office   +353 (0)95 23 602
Pro Shop   +353 (0)95 23 502
Fax

  +353 (0)95 23 662

Email   info@connemaragolflinks.com
Website   www.connemaragolflinks.com
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Golf Pro
 
Hugh O'Neill (PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Eddie Hackett
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7055 6235 5460
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75 71 72
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the A-B combination. The C-nine (Outlaw), at 3145 yards from the back tees, is shorter than the other two nines.
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How2Get There?

100 km W of Galway
From Galway take the N59 west; from Westport take the N59 south. In the town of Clifden take the R341, direction Ballyconneely. After approx 5 miles bear right in Ballyconneely (at Keogh’s Pub) and follow direction Bunowen. Take first right past Bunowen Castle. Follow Golf Course Road to entrance.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): €85 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available (if booked in advance)
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The Irish playwright and novelist Oscar Wilde once described Connemara as a "savage beauty". This rugged and largely undeveloped corner of County Galway, bordered on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, is regarded by many as the real emerald of the Emerald Isle.

From the Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic, they say you'll know you're in Connemara by the light that constantly changes the mood and tone of the landscape. This natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the visitor a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend the kind of generous hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (53.420991)
Longitude: (-10.143954)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Renvyle House Hotel 3-star
Connemara, Co. Galway
+353 (0)95 43511
www.renvyle.com

Renvyle House is a historic country house hotel, situated in the wild splendour of Connemara on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is located on 200 acres which include a private lake, a 9-hole golf course, 1km of beach, woodlands and gardens.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Connemara
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Ballynahinch Castle 4-star
Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway
+353 (0)95 31 006
www.ballynahinch-castle.com

A luxury castle hotel, Ballynahinch Castle is located at the heart of the Ballynahinch Estate, 450 acres of beautiful woodlands, gardens, lakes and rivers. This sporting country estate offers a secluded retreat for any visitor.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Connemara (35 km)
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