We practically had the course of ourselves. It was raining sideways and the wind was howling. However, we wanted an Irish Golfing Experience and Connamara did not disappoint. Due to the extreme weather conditions, we played only 9 holes. We experienced the Wild Atlantic Way up close and personal. Once again we were not prepared for the vast distances we had to drive to get to this course. Staying in Loughrea really increased our driving time.
Ballyconneely, situated on a rugged peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic, is one of Ireland's most remarkable golfing destinations. Founded in 1973 by Irish golf legend Eddie Hackett, Connemara is renowned as a links course of brutal difficulty, measuring more than 7,200 yards from the championship tees.