Athlone, Co. Westmeath
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Lakeside and woodland.
Christy O'Connor Jr.
3-hole Academy Course.
11 km N of Athlone
Leave the N6 just east of Athlone and take the N55 direction Cavan / Longford / Ballymahon. After 7 km (go through Glasson) turn left direction Glasson G&CC. After 2.6 km golf is on your right.
Glasson Golf Club at Glasson Lakehouse: In common with Athlone Golf Club (located on the other side of Lough Ree), Glasson also offers splendid views over the impressive lough and its extensive reed beds, but there the similarities end.
Glasson's highly commendable Christy O'Connor Jr design, rolls its way over pleasantly undulating and relatively open terrain, bringing you down to the water's edge on the back-nine. The greens are large and full of slopes, some obvious, others less so. The bunkering is also substantive, especially around the greens.
From most parts of the course you will enjoy views onto the Lough. This scenic lake gets fully into proceedings as you enter the home stretch. Bringing you down to the shoreline of Killinure Bay (an inlet from the Lough) is the snaking par-5 14th. Next up is Glasson's signature hole, a wonderful par-3 with nothing but water and reed beds between your tee-shot and the safety of the green.
Benefitting from good green-keeping, this busy course is a firm favourite with local and visiting golfers alike. The layout, scenery and lakeside surroundings all support its inclusion in the top echelon of Ireland's inland Stay&Play venues.
Stay&Play at Glasson Lakehouse: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
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: 2020].
Players generally walk this course.
Glasson's stately manor house is not perhaps the largest or most stunning in the Emerald Isle, but the views from it and from the adjoining hotel are among the finest inland views you'll experience in Ireland.
Ireland: 99th best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2023).
Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
+353 (0)90 648 5120Visit website
Glasson Lakehouse Hotel is wonderfully situated on the banks of Lough Ree, and offers spacious, modern accommodation. The hotel offers a variety of accommodation from classic rooms to luxury suites, complimentary leisure facilities, dining in the Killinure House restaurant or Lakeside bar, and golf on a championship lakeside course.
Athlone; Mount Temple
Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Roscommon
+353 (0)90 644 2000Visit website
Glasson; Mount Temple
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