Photo of Mulranny Golf Club

Mulranny Golf Club

off the N59,

Mulranny, Co. Mayo

  • Office

    +353 098 36 262
  • Pro shop

    +353 098 36 262
  • Fax

    +353 098 36 907

About the course

  • The Course:

    9 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb (mainly on the back-nine).

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Unknown

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5851
5551
4836
Par
71
71
72
SSS or slope
70.0
69.0
70.0

At the same location:

Above distances for playing the nine holes twice, utilising the 18 tee boxes.

Location

Latitude:

53.902669

Longitude:

-9.763292

How to get there:

1.5 km E of Mulranny / 108 km NW of Galway.

Mulranny Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1896

Mulranny Golf Club is home to a wonderfully located and immensely scenic nine-hole golf links, which counts American course architect Tom Doak amongst its many fans. This "off the beaten trail" layout sits beneath the Nephin mountain range, alongside Clew Bay on the Co. Mayo coast.

With no shortage of stunning scenery on hand, Mulranny's rustic seaside links course is not so much a case of "golf as it was meant to be" as "golf as it once was, period!". Here on Mulranny's open, undulating and timeless links, you'll not find too much rough to worry about; the grazing sheep keep the grass nicely trimmed ... and the course abundantly supplied with natural fertiliser.

The greens, varying in size from small to huge, are protected from the ovine grass-munchers by a barely noticeable ring of wire fencing. There's also a single small greenside bunker to factor in, but no sand traps along the undulating fairways.

Two circuits of the nine holes are recommended, especially on a first visit. Two different teeing grounds on each hole creates a varied "front-nine" and "back-nine" experience. Don't expect the high-end greenkeeping and prodigious bunkering of the more renowned "trophy" courses hereabouts. But do expect a course with plenty of challenges, and an abundance of classic Irish coastal scenery!

Opinions can be divided on Mulranny ... open sheep-mown "field" with greens and flags, or iconic "Wild Atlantic" links that captures the very essence of seaside golf. Whatever your view, courses like Mulranny (and nearby Achill Island) are an essential part of the west of Ireland golf experience.

List of courses: Ireland - West

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: €25 (all days). Winter rate: €20.

Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Formerly an 18-hole layout, Mulranny lost nine of its holes to coastal erosion in the 1980s. The club is in a constant battle to resist the threat of being overwhelmed by the sea. The last serious flood in 2014 required quite a significant (and thankfully successful) clean-up operation.

A few kilometres to the west of Mulranny lies Achill Island. Here you'll find another "Wild Atlantic" nine-hole links (Achill Island GC). Although flatter than Mulranny, it too embodies the spirit of "golf as it used to be", and like Mulranny, is laid out in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The village of Mulranny (which also goes under the names of Mallaranny, Mulrany, Malaranny, Mullranny or Mhala Raithní) offers a wide range of activities that include walking, golf, sea kayaking, surfing and swimming from pristine sandy beaches, shore and sea angling, and fine dining after your active day outdoors. The area (and the golf course) provide stunning panoramic views over Clew Bay, its archipelago of drowned drumlin islands, the impressive Nephin mountain range and Bellacragher Bay. On a fine day you'll see Croagh Patrick mountain (St Patrick's stack) to the south, and Clare Island to the southwest.

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