The coastal grandeur and unspoiled greenery of County Clare, easily lends itself to the relaxing game of golf. Golf enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with numerous courses close by.
Golfers visiting Clare can test their skills on the windswept dunes of a championship links, challenge the water traps and other hazards of new courses created by some of the worlds most famous designers or just play a relaxing 18 holes on a mature parkland of tree – lined fairways.
Lahinch Golf Club
One of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland, Lahinch Golf Club is also one of the most respected links courses in the world. Lahinch, with its towering sand dunes, undulating fairways, rolling greens and fair share of blind shots, is the perfect natural golfing terrain a true links in the traditional meaning of the word.
Doonbeg Golf Club
Designed by Greg Norman, is a wonderful Links Course that plays along 1.5 miles of beach and dune.
Spanish Point Golf Club is situated just 3 km south of Miltown Malbay on the N67. This is a mature and beautiful 9 hole, Classic Links course which covers an area of over 5,000 yards for 9 holes (par 68). Overlooking the beach at Spanish Point, it offers fine views with typical West Coast of Ireland Atlantic conditions, which adds to the challenge for the golfers.
Woodstock Golf & County club is set in the heart of County Clare. Woodstock boasts a world renowned 18 hole golf course coupled with excellent facilities in beautiful suroundings. Woodstock is a challenge to even the most seasoned golfer and provides a real test of abililty and strength. On the opening day of Woodstock the legendary Christy O’Connor SNR said “Woodstock is Wonderful”
Kilrush Golf Club
Kilrush Golf & Sports Club which is situated half mile outside the old heritage town of Kilrush was founded in 1934. The new course which was re-designed by Dr. Arthur Spring in 1994 is a gem. The clever use of the natural terrain combined with water, trees and sand bunkers has resulted in a scenic course that is a pleasure to play.
Kilkee Golf Club
Kilkee has developed into an 18 hole Course. In latter years it has blended the old and the new into a course that the members are very proud of. The views in Kilkee are breathtaking, with first and second tees looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean and the third Tee overlooking Chimney Bay with a spectacular cliff top view.
Ennis Golf Club
Ennis is an immaculately manicured 18 hole parkland course. It’s tree lined fairways and tight greens present a considerable challenge to the low single figure player, while its relatively even terrain and 5000mtrs.+ length make it ideal for family golf.