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Galway Golf Club

Blackrock, Salthill,

Galway, Co. Galway

  • Office

    +353 (0)91 522 033
  • Pro shop

    +353 91 523 038
  • Fax

    +353 91 529 783
  • Golf pro

    David Mortimer

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Seaside.

  • Designer:

    Dr Alister MacKenzie laid out the current course in the early-1920s.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5916
5702
4958
Par
70
70
72
SSS or slope
71
70
71

Location

Latitude:

53.259848

Longitude:

-9.094813

How to get there:

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

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1895

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.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): Mon-Thur €45; Fri/Sat €50.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

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.

Where2Stay

  • Galway Bay Hotel4-star

    The Promenade, Salthill, Galway.

    +353 (0)91 520 520

    Visit 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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Galway GC; Bearna

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Galway Bay

  • Glenlo Abbey4-star

    Bushypark, Galway, Co. Galway

    +353 (0)91 526 666

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Galway

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Galway Bay

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