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Golfing in the West Of Ireland

The west coast of Ireland is renowned for its superb link Golf courses, the most famous of which are Lahinch and Trump International links Golf courses.

Lahinch Golf Course is regarded as one of the best link courses in the world. Trump International links Golf Course officially opened in 2002 under the name Doonbeg Golf Club - designed by Greg Norman, it was immediately designated ‘Best New International Golf Course’ by Golf Digest. All in all, an enjoyable course.

In Ennis town, there are two courses.  Ennis Golf Club, on the outskirts of town, is an immaculately manicured 18-hole, Par 70, parkland course - open day Friday.  Woodstock Golf Club, where many non-members have enjoyed the course, nestles amidst the beautiful rolling countryside of Ennis - open day Friday.

Other courses in Co. Clare include East Clare, Dromoland, Shannon, Kilrush and Kilkee.

We would be delighted to arrange tee times, caddies, transport and club hire if required. Early breakfast, drying facilities and detailed directions to each course will also be provided by the hotel.

Golf Package


Horseracing in Ireland

Galway Race Course is just under a 1 hour drive from the Old Ground Hotel and is Ireland's most popular race course. Their annual Summer Racing Festival takes place in July and runs for seven days starting on the last Monday in July. Race meetings are also held in September and October each year.

Limerick Racecourse hosts 18 racing fixtures throughout the year - a mixture of weekend, bank holiday and evening meetings, with a magnificent race fixture each year over the Christmas period.

Horse Riding & Trekking available at Ballyhannon House Horse Riding Centre, Quin 
- visit for further information.