Incredible scenery, challenging championship courses and legendary hospitality make Galway one of the best places in the world for a top-quality golfing holiday.
Bearna Golf Club
- Corboley, Bearna, Galway
Just 3 minutes from The Twelve Hotel, Galway, Bearna Golf and Country Club inaugerated in 1996, is a gender equity Club with 500 members.The Club's motto -Failte agus Ceol na Fuiseoige leat- meaning " Welcome, and may lark-song accompany you" is intended to signal the tranquility and reception which awaits the visitor on every fairway. Set amidst the celebrated beauty of the West of Ireland landscape on the fringe of Connemara, and enjoying commanding views of Galway Bay, the Burren, the Aran Islands and rugged hinterlands, Bearna Golf Course is already being hailed as one of Ireland's finest.
Galway Bay Golf & Country Club
- Renville, Oranmore, Co. Galway.
Just 20 minutes from The Twelve Hotel, Galway, Christy O'Connor Jnr, Ryder & World cup player, designed this 18 hole course to highlight and preserve the ancient historic features of the Renville peninsula. Par 72: Length 6,533 metres.
Galway Golf Club
- Salthill, Galway
Just 5 minutes from The Twelve Hotel, Galway, A tight tree lined course. Some tiered greens make it very important to accurately place your drives and a good short game is necessary to score well. The course has excellent views of Galway Bay, the Burren and the Aran Islands. Par 70: Length 5,816 Metres
Carne Golf Links
Just 35 minutes from The Twelve Hotel, Galway, one of Ireland’s finest links courses with every imaginable test a sand dune terrain can throw. In 2005, Carne Golf Links was voted the IGTOA Course of the Year, and no. 28 in the world by Golf World magazine
Connemara Golf Club
Just 1 hour from The Twelve Hotel, Galway, Greens set high on the hillside on the 14th and 15th can be unnerving, particularly after playing the most testing short 13th. Take time, however, to marvel at the splendid scenic backdrop of the Twelve Bens, etched against the skyline, or Ballyconneely Bay dusted with pure, white sand. Close to Clifden town, known as the capital of Connemara, this course on the edge of Europe promises a memorable and rewarding experience. The clubhouse offers full bar and restaurant facilities with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. We also offer motorised buggies, pull carts, club hire, pro shop and locker room/shower facilities.
Walking in the West of Ireland
Roam through deserted countryside, get off the beaten track and let your imagination loose amongst luscious green hills and heather coated mountains. Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland and a paradise for walkers. Oscar Wilde described Connemara as "A place of savage beauty".
Fishing in the West of Ireland
The West of Ireland offers some of the best fishing in Europe for wild brown trout, Atlantic salmon and sea trout in rivers and loughs. The great Western loughs – Corrib, Mask and Conn – are unique as venues for wild brown trout fishing, while the river Moy is one of the most productive salmon and Grilse Rivers in Europe. Numerous other rivers and loughs abound in the area, offering the visiting angler a wide choice of fishing, depending on weather and water conditions and his/her preferences.
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North & West Coast Golf Links
North West Ireland wins
“European Golf Destination of the Year 2011”
The International Association of Golf Tour
Operators (IAGTO) hosted their annual Awards Ceremony in Valencia, Spain on Thursday last, November 18th.
Flying the flag for Ireland
was North & West Coast Links Golf (N&WCL)
who accepted the award for “European Golf Destination of the Year 2011” for North West
Ireland. Over 1,200 industry professionals from 52 countries attended the gala dinner to recognise and
reward the exceptional contributions to the world of golf travel, voted for by
IAGTO operators and the IGTWA's golf travel writers. 350 international
golf tour operators from 52 countries across the world voted and initially
selected 20 European golfing regions before whittling down the competition to
just 6 finalists for the awards ceremony including Fife in Scotland (which
includes the world famous Old Course at St. Andrews), the Czech Republic,
Tenerife, Murcia in Spain and Lisbon in Portugal, along with North West Ireland.
Over the past few years the world’s most high profile destinations have won the
coveted title including Provence & Cote D’Azur, the Algarve, and Andalucia. John
McLaughlin, General Manager, North & West Coast Links Golf commented on accepting the Award “We are thrilled to accept this Award on behalf of the region, as it gives the courses in the area the recognition they deserve amongst their global
counterparts. The region has injected significant investment over the last 10
years to bring their golf product up to the standards expected from today’s
golfer, and we are delighted that the IAGTO Members have recognised the hard
work and investment put in by all those working in the region.”
Established as a small marketing cooperative over 20 years ago, N&WCL has grown from just 4 clubs, to now being considered the
premier golf marketing organisation in Ireland, through representation of 12 of
the finest courses in Ireland, which include Connemara Championship Links, Carne Golf Links, Enniscrone Golf Club, Co. Sligo
Golf Club, Donegal Golf Club, Narin & Portnoo Golf Club, Rosapenna Golf
Resort, Portsalon Golf Club, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Portstewart Golf Club,
Royal Portrush Golf Club, and Ardglass Golf Club. The region benefits greatly
from golf tourism, with an estimated
€350m spent annually by visitors to the North West region, and this Award is another
great boost and will ensure that this figure continues to grow year on year.
Those who have been lucky enough
to visit the North West, are aware that the appeal of the area lies not only in
our quality golf product, but in the value & quality of the complete
package – first class accommodations, restaurants, lively bars, stunning
scenery, value for money, and genuine hospitality.
Some of our more famous visitors
will recall their fond memories of their time spent on the links. Whether it be
Rory Mcllroy in his early years winning back to back West of Ireland
Championships at Co. Sligo Golf Club, Tom Watson dropping in for a leisurely
game with friends at Connemara, or Major
Champion Graeme McDowell coming home to Royal Portrush.
To view imagery of the 12 links
courses log onto http://www.northandwestcoastlinks.com/image-gallery.