Golf in Mayo
Mayo is world renowned for its famous Parklands and Links golf courses, most of Mayo's Golf Courses, especially links, are open all year round. However, courses are in best condition and weather is most suitable for golfing from April to October. In summer, daylight hours can stretch up to 10pm so two rounds and a lazy lunch can easily fit into a day. For green fees, most clubs offer special rates for visitors and groups, so be sure to ask about any special offers when booking. We've created a list below of the nearest golf courses to us here at McWilliam Park Hotel.
Claremorris Golf Club is the closest course to us, just six minutes drive away. Claremorris Golf Club is an 18 hole parkland course designed by Irish International and Walker Cup player the late Tom Craddock Malahide who with Pat Ruddy also co-designed the world famous course at Druids Glen, Co Wicklow, host to the Irish Open on many occasions. Claremorris Golf Club has hosted many Provincial finals in its short time as an 18 hole course and played host to the Ladies U-23 All Ireland Championships and the Connacht Senior Open Championship. Situated on the former estate of Lord Oranmore and Browne, Claremorris Golf Club is a spectacular par 73 layout measuring 6131 metres and has USGA spec sand based greens that are comparable to the best in the country. Every hole has been crafted with precision boasting features that will test even the best players with a premium on accuracy if one is to score well.
The Championship Ballinrobe Golf Club is another fantastic parkland course that is less than 20 minutes away from our hotel. Set adjacent to the River Robe this course provides golfers with a stern test surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Cloonacastle Estate, which dates back to 1238 became the new home of Ballinrobe Golf Club in 1995, A mature 300 acre estate provides the setting for an ever evolving, continuously maturing, magnificent championship parkland golf course.
The 250 year old Estate House and some of its original farm buildings, have carefully and tastefully renovated to provide modern club house facilities.
The Championship Parkland Golf course at Ballinrobe Golf Club is considerd by some, including Padraig Harrington to be one of the finest courses in Ireland,
The McWilliam Park hotel as agreed a very special green fee rate for all guests at the Hotel, Call 094 954 1118 to make a reservation, quoting McWilliam Park hotel to receive the below rates.
Midweek, €20.00 euros per person
Saturday €25.00 euros per person
Sunday €30.00 euros per person, subject to availability
Since its foundation in 1919, Castebar Golf Club has been one of the most popular hunting ground for keen golfers who live and visit the West. Having undergone renovation this wonderful course has improved even further with each hole providing its own unique challenge. Measuring 6,420 yards with 18 sand based green and tees the course offers a variety of holes, each with its own unique challenge.
The course is open all year round with only the severest of weather impacting on the course.