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Galway Bay Golf Club Highlights

  • Described the “parkland by the sea”.
  • Wide fairways and generous greens.
  • Wind often affects play.
  • Carefully placed mounds and lakes.
  • Grab all the gang and tee off!

Course Stats

  • Designed by Christy O'Connor Jr.
  • Opened in 1993.
  • 7,100-yard/6,492-metre length.
  • Par-72 course.

Galway Bay Golf Club Packages

Galway Bay Golf Resort (2 Nights, B&B + 2 Rounds)
2 nights 2 rounds
Galway Bay Golf Resort (2 Nights, B&B + 2 Rounds)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • 3* The Connacht Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
  • 2 x rounds @ Galway Bay Golf Resort

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Top hint for this course

How about a tip for the opening hole? On this par-5, favour the left side of the fairway to begin. Next, try to approach from the right of the fairway onto the elevated green for the best angle.

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Full Course Lowdown

A course with wide fairways and fast greens always guarantees an exciting round. Galway Bay rests on the Irish landscape and uses the characteristics of the terrain to test golfers of all abilities.

The 1989 Ryder Cup legend, O'Connor, knows a thing or two about building challenging yet enjoyable courses, and it's evident throughout Galway Bay.


On the 3rd, your tee shot is important. Rough to the left and out-of-bounds on the right mean a straight tee off down the middle of the fairway should be favoured. The raised green makes the approach rather tricky, so choose your club wisely.

At the end of the front nine, accuracy is important again. Bunkers line the left of the track, so favour the right-hand side. The approach will be enjoyable here-it's the largest dancefloor on the course.

Time for the signature hole. The 12th is the most difficult on the course, with wind affecting play and water disrupting the second shot. On top of this, the green slopes from back to front, so aim for the back of the green on your approach.

Unfortunately, the final hole doesn't ease up. With out-of-bounds on both sides of the narrow fairway, you'll need to navigate carefully around it. Two bunkers are on either side of the green, so take your time to approach. Next, let your putting do the talking.


What a place. Galway Bay is famous for its stunning clubhouse with a strong selection of beverages and grub to fuel a winning round or to recover after the course. There's nothing like a 6oz bacon burger to kick-start the evening of drinking ahead.

Overlook the fairways you owned, grab some swing oil, and analyse the action with the group.

Course Facilities

  • Driving Range
  • Practice Area
  • Golf School
  • Club Rental
  • Buggy Rental
  • Trolley Rental
  • Proshop

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The Location

The Galway Bay Golf Resort is tucked away on the coast outside of Galway. Some hotels are within walking distance of the resort, but the area overall is suited to those looking for a secluded stay.

It's also conveniently located 11km from Galway Airport, so you're just a quick taxi journey away.

Now for an authentic Irish experience. At just 14.5km from the resort, staying in Galway complements a golfing holiday perfectly for those looking to party until the early hours of the morning.

Galway is the festival capital of Ireland: full of culture, restaurants, and live music, so you're guaranteed an action-packed itinerary.

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