Golf in Ireland
Lisdonagh Manor in Galway is surrounded by some of the finest Links Golf courses in the world as well as beautiful Parkland Courses ideal for golf societies and sports and social company outings.
For casual golfers, this 9-hole parkland course is a lovely option for some light golfing while on holiday in Ireland. The course was designed by Irish golf architect Eddie Hackett and is what once the deer park of the estate [2996 yards]. 20 minutes from Lisdonagh.
Ballinrobe Golf Club
A Championship Parkland Golf Course voted ‘Best Parkland Course in Connacht’ in both 2013 and 2015. In the words of Padraig Harrington “This must be the finest championship course in the West of Ireland, The par threes, in particular, are a delight. My favourite hole is the fifth, which has a marvellous green inset into the River Robe. The tenth hole is a hole which the professionals will love, with its island green needing a very precise choice of club.” [7,300 yards] 25 minutes from Lisdonagh.
Athenry Golf Club
Athenry Golf Club is a mixture of parkland and heathland built on a limestone base against the backdrop of a large forest giving excellent drainage and remaining playable all year round. The course is located just 5 minutes off the new M6 Dublin to Galway Motorway [5,859m]. 35 minutes from Lisdonagh.
Galway Bay Golf Resort
Christy O Connor jnr. superbly blended the stunning backdrop of Galway Bay and the rugged curves of the Atlantic coastline with mature trees, water hazards, concealed bunkers and highly acclaimed putting surfaces. With variable wind speed and directions this Championship course plays differently each day posing a considerable challenge to even the lowest handicap golfers [7,308m]. 40 minutes from Lisdonagh.
Galway Golf Club
Located in the famous seaside resort of Salthill Galway Golf Club offers the discerning visitor a Championship Standard 18 hole Parkland Course with spectacular views over Galway Bay, the Burren and Aran Islands [5,974m]. 40 minutes from Lisdonagh.
Enniscrone Golf Club
Situated in Sligo, Enniscrone Golf Club was founded in 1918, redesigned by Eddie Hackett in 1974 and by Donald Steel in 2001. Considered one of Ireland’s finest authentic links golf courses, Enniscrone boasts scenic vistas of Bartra Island, Killala Bay and sandy beaches, with Nephin and the Ox Mountains forming the backdrop [7033 yards]. 1 hour 30 minutes from Lisdonagh.
Connemara Championship Golf Links
Situated between the Twelve Bens mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, the Connemara Championship Golf Links offers three nine hole combinations. 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 dunes are not as high or as plentiful as on other links courses, making it accessible for players of all skill levels. The golf course’s difficulty largely depends on the unpredictable Atlantic winds [7055 yards]. 1 hour 45 minutes from Lisdonagh.
Carne Golf Links
One of the best links golf courses in Ireland, Carne Golf Links was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett is believed by many to be his greatest challenge. The courses lies among magnificent sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near the town of Belmullet [6,120m]. 2 hours from Lisdonagh.