aerial shot of connemara golf course

Connemara Golf Club

Eddie Hackett

1973

18

73

7

Links

Eddie Hackett

1973

18

73

7

Links

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Connemara Golf Club lies on Slyne Head in Galway between the majestic Connemara Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the few authentic links courses in the world.

Connemara Golf Links is located in Ballyconneely, 5 miles south of the pretty town of Clifden. It is one of the few authentic links courses in the world and Galway’s only links course. Originally opened as an 18-hole venue, Connemara Golf Links has offered 27 holes of sublime links golf since 2001.

The front nine is relatively flat and the rough is cut to a player-friendly height, but the dune-covered back nine features many more changes in elevation. The third nine, which plays along the shore, was added in 2000 to add another element to golf at Connemara.

Highlights

The famous 13th is a testing par 3 over 200 yards in length, while the 15th has its green camped in the hills and can only be attacked by aerial assault and the green at the 16th is guarded by water.

Food & Drink

After a challenging round of golf, head to the Connemara Golf Clubhouse bar and restaurant to build your energy back up.

Map

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connemara golf course
cloudy day golfing on Ireland's west coast
Golf course by the sunlit west of Ireland shores
Sunny day on a golf course with a seaview on the west coast
Sunny conditions at a west coast golf course in Ireland
cloudy day golfing on Ireland's west coast
Golf course by the sunlit west of Ireland shores
Sunny day on a golf course with a seaview on the west coast
Sunny conditions at a west coast golf course in Ireland

The local area

mirror image of lake, trees and mountains in connemara
aerial view of connemara national park
ruins on inishbofin island

Things to do

Inishbofin, or Inis Bo Finne (Island of the White Cow), is a 5.7km by 4km island located seven miles off the coast of Galway. The main industries on the island include tourism, farming and fishing. Historical records suggest that the island has been occupied since at least 8000-4000 B.C., and it was used as a prison for Catholic priests who were declared guilty of high treason according to the English Statute of 1585.

The Station House Museum at Clifden is home to an array of information about the town and its founder, John D’Arcy, the Connemara Pony, the Galway to Clifden railway line, Millars Mill and the first transatlantic flight, piloted by Alcock and Brown.

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