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Fantastic views from a testing course

Named best parkand course in Connacht on several occasions and its easy to see why – lulls you into a false sense of ‘easiness’ for the first 6 holes, stretches your ability for the next 6 then belts you in the face with a challenging final 6 holes. Fantastic views, lovely greens. Really friendly guy in the clubhouse. – Noel Prendiville

Brilliant golf, amazing scenery, great value 

A fantastic course with beautiful scenery especially on the back 9. Croagh Patrick is a stunning backdrop especially behind the 14th green. The first six holes are pretty flat and tame, but then you reach the 7th and the whole nature of the c ourse changes with no more dull holes and haardly a flat fairway in site, the 11th being the preime example.  The 12th is a long beautiful par 3, and the 15th tee across an inlet of Clew Bay is spectacular. Thankfully there isn’t too much rough and the course was in excellent condition for late November. – Dara A

Irish Golfing Trip

This was the final course we played and after 4 links course – it was a real pleasure to have the opportunity to stay a bit on the drives and not lose a ball. That said, the first six holes are standard parkland and the the  course gets really interesting an absolutely spectacular golf along with some of the most picturesque backgrounds of any golf course in the world. Course was in great shape – the greens ran true and we got very lucky with the weather as there was rain all around us – except on the course!! Folks in the pro shop will make you feel like it’s your home course! – US Expat in Bahrain June 2017

Galway Bay

Absolutely brilliant course , such a challenge on a windy day and breath taking on a sunny calm day. Superb Bar food too – A must play in the west of Ireland. – Ronan Trainor

This is a true championship golf course with a fair test of golf to all who discover this gem. Washed on three sides by the wild Atlantic ocean laden with pot bunkers together with natural water hazards combines to make Galway Bay one of the truly great courses of Ireland. Christy O’Connor Jnr.

108th PGA Irish Championship was played here at this fantastic resort. It’s a must visit for 2019 and beyond. – John Cassidy

Excellent golf resort and Restaurant. Would recommend to play and enjoy the sea views and Clare hills from many of the holes. – Mary Kelly

Best Course in Co Galway in my opinion. – Mark C

Superb links course. Suitable for high and low handicaps. Just play the tees that suit your level. – Joe Connolly


“In any string of words I might pen over the rest of my life, I might never write a more true sentence than this: Carne is absolutely brilliant. Front nine, back nine, every hole, every hill, every inch of the place is simply special.”

Tom Coyne (Author of A Course Called Ireland)

“the most astonishing, inspiring, natural course you are ever likely to see..”  (Keith Ging, Golf International)

“Carne is, quite simply, the most stunning “discovery” I have made in golf.  Even the impressive reports I heard about the place hadn’t prepared me for the splendour of the terrain” (Dermot Gilleece, Irish Times)

“In any string of words I might pen over the rest of my life, I might never write a more true sentence than this:  Carne is absolutely brilliant.  Front nine, back nine, every hole, every hill, every inch of the place is simply special”  (Tom Coyne, author of “A Course Called Ireland”)

“But for those willing to search out and discover what can only be called one of Irelands’ last true hidden gems…Carne will reward them handsomely”  (David Brice, Golf International Inc.)


“County Sligo is a gentle sleeping giant and a course that one should go and look at and I think they will come away marvelling at its beauty. The great test of a golf course is that it can be a tremendous test for the highest quality player and great fun for the modest competitor and that is where you have got it made. I had never visited the course before but had heard a lot about other Irish courses, but County Sligo stands at the very top of the list of Irish courses and is one that more people should discover.”

Peter Alliss, BBC Golf Commentator