Connemara Championship Links
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Connemara Championship Links located at the edge of Europe on the wild Atlantic coast of Galway, lies a links course that is a challenge to all who play her. Situated between the Twelve Bens mountains and the Atlantic Ocean in the west of Ireland.
The Connemara Championship Golf Links is an exhilarating golfing experience. This awesomely picturesque 27 hole, par 72 course with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean was designed by Eddie Hackett and measures over 7,000 yards. Opened in 1973, the course is a true links challenge.
The back nine have been described as “the equal of any in the world”. The famous 13th hole is a very testing 200 yards par-three, followed by the long par-five 14th hole. The 15th has a green that is camped up in the hills and can only be attacked by the aerial assault. The 16th green is guarded by water and then you must confront the 17th and 18th. Again exposed to the elements, both par-fives are over 500 yards long. The 18th green, well guarded by bunkers, lies in the shadow of our great new clubhouse, completed in 2007.
In the year 2000, an additional nine were opened. The first two holes meander along the coast with waves pounding on white sand beaches below. The third and fourth curl inland along a tricky waterway, then the next five holes are a climb into rocky rolling hills with stunning mountain and ocean views.