Galway Golf Club
Galway Golf Club
Galway Golf Club Flyover Blackrock, Salthill, Ireland 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...CloseThis fine of test of golf is 5,974 metres long and plays to a par of 70 with a standard scratch of 72 off the back tees. Access to the first four holes which run alongside Galway Bay is via an underground pedestrian tunnel. With an abundance of mature trees, elevated and tiered greens and plenty of wild gorse to punish the wayward shot you must be accurate off the tee, have a good short game and your putter to be hot to score well - playing to your handicap here, your game is in good shape!!Other golfing facilities include putting green, short game practice area, swing room, range and driving nets whilst our resident PGA Professional David Mortimer and his team are on hand to offer advice and assistance on all aspects of your visit and game.Pre / Post round (or indeed both!) relax in the comfortable surroundings of our 1st floor Bar & Dining Room. We offer complimentary wifi and fireside dining with 360 degree views of Galway Bay and the Course. The dining room offers a wide and varied selection of dishes with ingredients sourced from local suppliers and all served by our helpful and friendly staff who take pride in welcoming their guests.The history of the course which overlooks Galway Bay and has quite the most spectacular views of the stretch of Atlantic made famous by Bing Crosby, by the way, while accepting Walter Hagen's advice about taking time to smell the flowers and look at the unrivalled scenery, there is also a very good par 70 test of golf awaiting you on your visit.Galway's most famous golfing ambassadors are multiple Ryder Cup players, Christy O'Connor Snr. and Christy O'Connor Jnr. Both of whom learned their golf around these parts.In so far as can be established, the first recorded game of golf was played in Galway in 1895. Colonel H.F.N. Jourdain, a British Officer then stationed in Galway (for Ireland was then part of the British Empire) laid out what he termed a short nine hole course on the eastern side of the city. After some moves, Galway Golf Club found its present permanent home at Salthill and it should be mentioned then no less a hand than that of the world-famous golf architect; Dr. Alistair McKenzie, outlined the positions of tees and greens in the early twenties of the last century.In recent years it has undergone extensive re-design of a number of the greens to keep pace with technology, but it still has the charm and challenge of a course which has an abundance of trees, and particularly handsome gorse which sports a yellow bloom for months of the year. However, you won't want to see too much of that!In the dim distant past, one member of the club, who was recorded as a bit of a bore disagreed with some others, bought the land and put them off the course! However, you can be assured of a traditional Irish welcome at Galway Golf Club. a Céad Mile Failte (a hundred thousand welcomes). www.galwaygolf.com Music: "Medley Piano Solo" by Gabriele Tosi.