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.
Galway's Only True Links....situated along the Wild Atlantic Way lies Connemara Championship Golf Links. Designed by the legendary Eddie Hackett, this is one of the most natural and true links courses in the world. The fairways and greens are beautifully carved through the rocky rugged hills and dunes. The A&B Championship Course is 7055 yards off the Blue tees and a slightly less daunting 6739 yards off the White tees. With a predominate westerly wind sweeping in off the Atlantic Ocean it is a challenge to all.