Galway, Co. Galway
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Dr Alister MacKenzie laid out the current course in the early-1920s.
4 km W of Galway
From Galway follow direction Salthill (N6) and then Lower Salthill until you reach the coast road by the sea. After 2.4 km golf entrance is on your right (with golf course on either side of you).
Galway Golf Club: The first four holes of this, Galway's oldest golf club, are quite tightly grouped together next to the sea. After playing these you cross the coast road (by tunnel) and play the remaining holes in a more parkland setting, where small copses of fir trees and thick gorse bushes will require some accurate work from the tee.
The par-4 10th starts a climb up a long gradual hill to the back of the course, with the 17th and 18th bringing you back down again, always accompanied by lovely views over part of Galway Bay. When the yellow gorse flowers are in bloom in late Spring the whole visual effect is stunning - assuming a modicum of reasonable weather that is.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course.
Galway Golf Club's most famous golfing ambassadors are multiple Ryder Cup players, Christy O'Connor Snr and Christy O'Connor Jnr. Both honed their skills at Galway Golf Club. Christy Jnr grew up in a house just a short distance away from the seventh tee.
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.
Galway GC; Bearna
Bushypark, Galway, Co. Galway
+353 (0)91 526 666Visit website
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