Since its completion in 1993 the course at Glasson Country House & Golf Club has become widely considered as one of the most scenic courses in Ireland which, when you consider the other courses present on the Emerald Isle, is high praise indeed. The course sits on the shores of Lough Ree, views of which can be enjoyed from every hole.
Although the stunning scenery is one of the many memories you will take away from Glasson, it is the fantastic challenge that the golf course offers to players of all abilities that is the main reason to visit this gem of a course just outside of Athlone. Designed by Ryder Cup star, Christy O'Connor Jnr, the course is cleverly crafted, so that more talented players are given a thorough workout while higher handicappers will not be overawed by the test that awaits. Multiple tee positions can stretch the course to as much as 7,215 yards; perfect for a championship test, while the forward tees can reduce the course to a more manageable 6,313 yards; perfect for a more relaxing round.
This gently undulating parkland layout is not only famed for its breathtaking location. The conditioning if the course is second to none which, in tandem with the challenging layout, has lead to Glasson hosting numerous regional and international events including European Challenge Tour events in August 2007 & 2008.
Look out for the stunning par 5 14th; a dramatic par-5 which sweeps around the trees and down towards the Killenure Bay. Another highlight follows soon after at the par 3 15th where players must hit their tee shots over a great expanse of water to a peninsula green; one of the most exciting shots in the whole of Ireland.