Athenry Golf Club, Athenry, Oranmore, County Galway
Athenry Golf Club located mid way between Athenry and Oranmore at the townland of Palmerstown.
Athenry Golf Club is a mixture of parkland and heathland built on a limestone base against the backdrop of a large forest giving excellent drainage and remaining playable all year round.
Celebrating its centenary in 2002 this pleasant test of Golf on the outskirts of Galway City offers a challenge for golfers of all standards on a course which is uncrowded mid-week.
Extended to 18 holes in 1991 under the guidance of renowned architect Eddie Hackett and further improvements in recent years by Eddie Connaughton have led to the Club hosting recent Provincial and National championships.
Modern clubhouse with a friendly atmosphere gives excellent views of much of the course and adjoining famous "Fields of Athenry".
Feature holes are 3 par 3’s in the adjoining wood with the signature 12 th hole of 193 yards from an elevated tee amongst a corridor of beech and pine trees one of most challenging and scenic holes to be seen throughout Ireland
Founded in 1902 and affiliated to GUI in 1928 Athenry Golf has had four locations in its 100-year history. Original nine-hole course for club was in the Blighe Estate in Rockfield. Next nine-hole course located ½ mile from Athenry train station named County Galway Golf Club at that time and situated in the townland of Raheen until 1952.
Membership of 35 Men and 22 Ladies.
Moved to Moonbawn in 1958 with nine hole course played on until 1977.
Members played Golf in 1977 as guests in Mountbellew Golf Club.
Moved to current location, Palmerstown in 1978 to build 9 holes on "Conneely’s Mountain".
Completed 18 holes under Eddie Hackett in 1991.
Further developments in 1990’s include building of new clubhouse, development of practice area, purchase of lands in adjoining pine forest, continuous improvement of course.
Current membership, 800 Full members.
Athenry Golf Club
Tel : +353 (0)91 794466 (10-6).
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