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With its magnificent coastline and pristine greenery, County Clare is a place designed for great golf. From superb links courses overlooking the Atlantic to lush parkland courses fed by the mighty River Shannon, Clare has a course for every golfer.
No sooner was Doonbeg Golf Club launched in 2002, than it was instantly awarded Golf Digest’s “Best New International Course.” Designed by Greg Norman, the course also won European Golf Resort Of The Year in 2010, and its easy to see why. A stunning coastal setting, accompanied by a luxury hotel and spa, make Doonbeg one of the world’s most seductive golf settings. The par-72 layout involves a single loop of nine holes out and nine back, playing 6,300 metres from the back tees, with constant variation due to changes in wind speed and direction.
Located just 13km from Shannon Airport, Dromoland Golf Club is set against the backdrop of the 16th-century Dromoland Castle Hotel among 410 acres of mature parkland, with undulating plains, water hazards, and mature trees scattered across the excellently maintained par-71 course. Established in 1961, it was redesigned in 2003 by Ron Kirby and J. B. Carr and has been described by leading golfers as a spectacular and challenging course. Enjoy the stunning views from the signature 7th hole.
Ennis Golf Club is a superbly conditioned par-70 course just 20km from Shannon Airport, which was established in 1907. Set among undulating parkland, it presents quite a test for golfers, with its tree-lined fairways and tight greens. Inexperienced golfers need not be intimidated, however, as it offers a fairly even terrain over 5,600m. This is a solid course with some decent challenges, and the mature trees throughout demand precise fairway and approach shots.
Complete the perfect seaside holiday with an enjoyable round at Kilkee Golf Course, a championship standard links/cliff-top course set against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the 18 holes involves a distinctive approach, with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th presenting the ocean as the chief water-hazard. The back tee puts experienced golfers to the test, whereas the forward tee gives novices and intermediates the chance to score high.
Dubbed the St. Andrew’s of Ireland, Lahinch Golf Course is a classic seaside links, overlooking the Atlantic and regularly featured among lists of the world’s top courses. Lahinch was originally designed by Old Tom Morris in 1894, with renowned Augusta architect Alister MacKenzie adding undulating tripled tiered greens in 1927, and Martin Hawtree rerouting 4 holes and adding 2 new par 3′s (the 152-metre 8th and the 155-metre 11th) between 1998 and 2003. Despite the changes, Lahinch's two most celebrated holes remain the 4th (“Klondyke”) and the 5th (“Dell”) - both of which reveal Old Tom Morris at his most deceptive.
0.8km from Ballyvaughan
Prepare to relax and unwind in picturesque surroundings when you stay in one of these traditional Irish holiday homes, located on the spectacular west coast of Ireland near a little village called Ballyvaughan, in north County Clare. Perfect for a family holiday or a romantic break, these holiday homes offer the very best in rental accommodation.
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3.1km from Kilfenora
Welcome to a delightful holiday home in the countryside near the village of Kilfenora in County Clare. Situated on extensive farmland near the River Fergus and Lickeen Lake, the holiday home boasts spectacular views.
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1km from Kilkee
For a perfect holiday destination, stay within walking distance of Kilkee beach and town centre (approx. 10 minutes' walk). On-site, family-friendly facilities accompanying these three-bedroom holiday homes in Kilkee include tennis courts and a children's play area.
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3.3km from Doolin
Experience the ultimate in relaxation and tranquillity on the edge of the west coast, overlooking the beautiful Aran Islands and Galway Bay. This holiday home offers superb accommodation in Doolin, County Clare, only 3km from the world-famous Cliffs of Moher.
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Perched on a large elevated site overlooking the breathtaking Aran Islands, Galway Bay, Cliffs of Moher, and Doolin Harbour, this delightful stone-front holiday home is a spacious holiday rental located on the Burren Way Walking Route.
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