Oranmore, Co. Galway
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Christy O'Connor Jr.
12 km SE of Galway
From Galway take the N6 direction Dublin / (Limerick N18). At roundabout where N6 and N18 split, follow N18 direction Limerick. At next roundabout leave N18 and follow direction Oranmore. After passing through Oranmore, look for right turn 500 m after Texaco Filling Station, direction Galway Bay G&CC. After 2.9 km turn right direction Galway Bay G&CC. After 500 m turn right and follow signs to golf and hotel.
Galway Bay Golf Resort: Located on the wonderfully scenic Renville peninsula, Galway Bay Golf Resort offers an excellent Stay&Play opportunity on Ireland's west coast. The Christy O'Connor designed layout effortlessly blends into its immensely scenic surroundings. Galway Bay remains prominently in view throughout, with several holes routed directly alongside the Bay's shoreline.
O'Connor's skilfully crafted design benefits from well shaped mounding, rather than natural sand dunes, to produce its easy-going undulations and open, links-style character. From both the front and back nines, which wrap around the end of the peninsula, the Bay is constantly in view. On several holes anything hit too far right off the tee may come to a watery end in the Bay. In addition, three or four good-size ponds in the middle of the course might also create a splash. An abundance of partly-concealed crater-shaped bunkers will also command your attention, and further emphasise the need for good quality shot-making.
The Renville peninsula is an inspiring location of great natural beauty and tranquillity. However, if the wind is coming in hard from the Atlantic, it can take on a fiercer demeanour, adding to the golfing challenges this enjoyable course lays down.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Galway Bay has hosted some top-level Irish regional and national championships, including the Irish PGA Championship in 1994 won by Darren Clarke.
2019 Golf World rating: 57th best course in Ireland.
Oranmore, Co. Galway.
+353 (0)91 794 400Visit website
The Oranmore Lodge Hotel is situated just off the N6 approach to Galway, offering ease of access to Galway city, Galway Airport and all local attractions. The luxury accommodation comprises a variety of standard and executive rooms, with free WiFi throughout the hotel. There is also a full leisure centre and gymnasium on site.
Galway Bay G&CC
The Promenade, Salthill, Galway.
+353 (0)91 520 520Visit website
The seafront Galway Bay Hotel boasts 153 elegantly designed bedrooms including four executive suites with plush contemporary décor and interiors. This 4-star hotel has been awarded many prestigious dining accolades.
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