Connemara and County Mayo Places

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Clifden

Golf

Connemara Golf Links. On a dramatic stretch of Atlantic coastline, the links course masterminded by Eddie Hackett, Ireland's finest course designer, is sited between the Twelve Bens mountains and the rugged coast, with unforgettable views of sea, hills, and the huge western sky. The opening hole has a challenging dog leg, while the back 9 offer a memorable golfing experience, considered equal to any in the world. 9 km (5½ miles) south of Clifden on R341, Ballyconneely, Co. Galway. 095/23502. www.connemaragolflinks.com. Fees: Nov.–Mar. €35, Apr. and Oct. €45, May and Sept. €55, June €60, July €65, Aug. €70. 18 holes. Yardage 7,055. Par 72. Practice area, caddies, club hire, catering. Visitors: Mon.–Sun. (some restrictions).

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