Westport Golf Club, Westport, County Mayo
Founded 1975. Parkland Course
Situated just outside the town, Westport Golf Club was designed by Fred Hawtree and is set in 260 acres of rolling parkland on the shores of Clew Bay in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain. A fine parkland test, the course hosted the 2002 Irish PGA Championship and provides the ideal parkland alternative to the neighbouring links courses of Carne, Enniscrone & Rosses Point. The course boasts many superb holes and is magnificently scenic but one of the most endearing aspects at Westport is the warmth of the welcome. If you are staying in Westport for the first few nights of your trip, this is an ideal golf course to start with.
The main attraction of Ireland as a golf destination may indeed be its great golf courses but the overall experience is influenced by many other factors including great accommodation options, restaurants, pubs, people, and not least it’s stunning scenery and superb visitor attractions. Each region offers something very different and with all locations being quite close together, it’s very easy to mix the stunning countryside and coastline with more urban attractions.
We work closely with our clients to recommend what suits their trip best. You may have a full day to spend sightseeing or you may prefer to squeeze in a quick scenic stop on the way to or from the golf course but we will make sure that you maximise your experience at all times. The below is intended as a very general guide to sightseeing in West and Northwest Ireland Ireland.
Often the path less travelled in Ireland, the region has much to offer. Galway is a vibrant city with excellent restaurants, shops and pubs and it’s a great base from which to explore the the area. Moving west towards Connemara and the beautiful town of Clifden, you will encounter some of the most ruggedly beautiful scenery in Ireland and should include a visit to Connemara National Park and take a hike up Diamond Hill. Other recommendations include Kylemore Abbey (pictured below), the scenic Renvyle Peninsula, Aran Islands and the Quiet Man Museum in Cong.
Travelling north from Connemara, Westport is another lively, picturesque town from where you should make sure to visit Westport House and Gardens, while the more energetic amongst us will enjoy a hike up Croagh Patrick, known as Ireland’s Holy Mountain (pictured below). Another interesting stop is the Ceide Fields Visitor Centre near Ballycastle, while the towering Slieve League Cliffs and Glenveagh National Park should not be missed when in Donegal.