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Westport Golf Club

Carrowholly,

Westport, Co. Mayo

  • Office

    +353 (0)98 28 262
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)98 28 262
  • Fax

    +353 (0)98 24 648
  • Golf pro

    Todd O'Reilly

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    River estuary and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Fred Hawtree

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6980
6289
5616
Par
73
73
74
SSS or slope
74
70
73

Location

Latitude:

53.812894

Longitude:

-9.562928

How to get there:

73 km N of Galway

From Galway take the N17 north direction Sligo. In Claremorris follow N60 direction Castlebar. In Castlebar follow N5 direction Westport. From Westport follow N59 direction Newport and after 2.7 km turn left direction Carraholly. After 2.6 km golf is on your left. Allow 1.5 - 2 hours drive time from Galway.

Westport Golf Club

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

Est. 1973

Although Westport Golf Club was established in 1908, the course itself dates from 1973, which explains the "new feel" particularly on the front nine. In fact the first 10 holes are played in open parkland with small copses of fir trees still a few years from full maturity. The large greens contrast with the rather small bunkers, while water hazards start coming into play from the par-5 7th.

The course really comes into its own on the back nine when the holes themselves become more interesting and the views onto Westport Bay are what you would expect from a course on the west coast of Ireland (although the vistas are more estuary-like than full-blooded onto the Atlantic). The par-5 15th is rightly the most celebrated hole on the course - simply stunning, especially at high tide. Ireland's holy mountain, Croagh Patrick, and the wonderful ridge of hills leading to it are an ever- present sight - weather permitting.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): €45 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Westport has hosted many important Irish championships, including the 1997and 2002 Irish PGA Championships, both won by Ryder Cup star Paul McGinley.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 76th best course in Ireland.

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Westport3-star

    The Demesne, Newport Road, Westport

    +353 (0)98 25 122

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Westport

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • The Olde Railway Hotel3-star

    The Mall, Westport, Co. Mayo

    +353 (0)98 25 166

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Westport

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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