Golf In Galway
Galway Golf Club has long been recognised as possessing one of the finest courses in the country. Indeed, in the year 2002, it once again played host to the Bulmers sponsored All-Ireland Cups and Shields finals.
This excellent parkland course is centrally located in Salthill, just three miles from Galway City Centre.It has a magnificent new clubhouse (with full catering facilities) which boasts panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Burren from its elevated site.
The Club has a proud and distinguished history dating back to its inception in 1895. During this period, the club has collected many honours and its members have represented the Club at the highest levels.
Galway Bay Golf Resort
Golf is a precision club-and-ball sport, in which competing players (golfers), using many types of clubs, attempt to hit balls into each hole on a golf course while employing the fewest number of strokes. Golf is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. Instead, the game is played on golf "courses," each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules." Golf competition is generally played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known simply as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes during a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play.
Connemara Golf Links
Nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic ocean, lies Connemara Golf Links. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, which have been acknowledged as the "equal to any in the world", Connemara is an enduring monument to its designer Eddie Hackett.
Hackett graciously acknowledged that the rugged landscape of Connemara contributed greatly to the uniqueness of the design. His deft ability to enhance what nature presented him with results ìn a dramatic championship course, ready made to tempt those who savour beauty - and a beast!