Golf Holidays to West of Ireland
One of the last truly ‘Irish’ regions remaining in the country, many still speaking Irish Gaelic as a first language, this shouldn’t put the golfer off as visitors are warmly welcomed. Although not as well known, this is a spectacular location for a golf break. The challenging course of Connemara lends itself to spectacular views of the harsh Atlantic coastline. Slightly inland the Galway Bay Course which was designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr, has a strong American feel to it, which is a talking point amongst visiting golfers, it is sure to live up to expectations. Click info tab for more.
Jurys Inn GalwayThis modern hotel is located right in the city centre of Galway with a spectacular view of Galway Bay. Numerous shops are to be found nearby. A public transport stop can easily be reached on foot, located around 500 m away. Dining options include a cosy bar and an elegant restaurant, where guests can enjoy the tasty cuisine. The cosy yet functional rooms are all air-conditioned and come with an en-suite bathroom. They feature flat-screen TVs, telephones and wired internet access. Overlooking Galway Bay and situated on Quay Street, this hotel is a 2-minute walk from St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church.Galway Cathedral and Galway Train Station are both within a 5-minute walk from the hotel.MORE INFO
Maldron Hotel GalwayOffering a great location in Galway, this splendid hotel has a long experience in delighting guests and exceeding their expectations. Genuine hospitality and friendly service guarantees a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Ideally located just outside the picturesque village of Oranmore and 10 minutes from Galway city and 5 minutes from Galway Racecourse, it is an ideal base for families, sightseers and business guests alike. The property is adjacent entertainment centre and cinema. The hotel offers comfortable and well-equipped bedrooms. The 20m swimming pool and outdoor playground and kids club, coupled with the games room, are sure to keep the young guests entertained throughout the day. Visitors may unwind with a relaxing treatment in health and beauty rooms. For business travellers will find themselves within easy reach of a number of local business parks and all guests have complimentary use of the 20m swimming pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi, along with use of the gym.MORE INFO
One links course that always impresses is the Carne Links, which ranks highly in Irish golf courses. The course is set in the impressive local dune system with far reaching views to the islands off the west coast. The Golf aside the coastal cliffs surrounding Galway and along the west coast are the highest on the island and attract a number of visitors annually. The large port town of Sligo is the ideal location to play a number of quality courses, with Sligo County Course being the cream of the crop, this course is ranked 7th on the Island and with its views over Benbulben and the Dartry Mountains it is easy to understand why. Croagh Patrick overlooks the course at Westport, this is Irelands ‘holy’ mountain and is quite a sight when teeing off from a number of holes along the course. This is the perfect region for groups with the lively traditional music that is widely available in a number of bars in the historic town of Galway and surrounding villages.