DG IRELAND TOP150 -2024
CONNEMARA GOLF LINKS
Editor, Kevin Markham
Eddie Hackett’s name sits in the design column of many Irish golf courses and this links is one of his most acclaimed. Connemara also boasts a fascinating evolution thanks to a local priest who inspired its creation. There are 27 holes here, tucked away in the wild west, and the drive across the barren beauty of Connemara is just one of the joys of coming here. The course matches that
barren beauty, its holes wrapped around an impressive clubhouse which sits up high and shows off flags being beaten by the wind.
They flutter in every direction, towards the Twelve Bens, beneath rocky outcrops and in front of raw seascapes.
The fairways – like the views – are generous, which they need to be when the wind whips across this often exposed course. And you finish with back-to-back par-5s which promises a thrilling way to end your day.
It’s a tussle between the majestic par-3
13th, tucked away in a rocky hollow, and
the inspiring par-5 14th which breaks free
towards the ocean.
What’s in the Bag?
Learn how to play the course on the front
nine, then use that knowledge to score on
the excellent back nine.
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