Lahinch Golf Club
Distance from Corlea House – 1 & 1/2 hour drive.
Playing the Old Course at Lahinch just a week before winning the 2009 Open Championship, Stewart Cink came away smitten with the club. The “first 10 holes at Lahinch are some of the coolest links holes I’ve ever played,” Cink said. His comments only solidify Lahinch’s status among the top links golf courses, not only in Ireland, but in the world.
Phil Mickelson rates Lahinch among his all-time favourite links layouts though that’s what you’d expect from a golf course touched by the magical hands of Old Tom Morris and Alister Mackenzie. Lahinch is a traditional, out-and-back links and is a true classic and you’ll relish every moment, specially the unique challenges of the par 5 4th followed by a blinding par 3 amidst the dunes.
Doonbeg Golf Club
Distance from Corlea House – 2 hour drive.
Doonbeg Golf Course officially opened in 2002, and was immediately designated as Golf Digest’s “Best New International Course.” Enjoying a breathtaking location matched with distinctive services and facilities, the unique luxury accommodations and close proximity to Shannon Airport make Doonbeg 5 star golf resort in Ireland one of the world’s most desirable golf destinations. Maybe the last true links course to be built in either Ireland or England, Doonbeg golf course in Clare is ideally situated between two of Ireland’s other top ranked courses, BallyBunion and Lahinch.
East Clare Golf Club
Distance from Corlea House – 20 minute drive.
The East Clare Golf Club and golf course is set in 150 acres of unspoilt, rolling, quiet countryside with majestic views of East Clare. Our course is very popular with visitors from both overseas and within Ireland, and hosted the 1998 West of Ireland Seniors Championship.
East Clare Golf Club operates a “pay as you play” policy for visitors ensuring visitors can be accommodated at all times. Club membership is also currently open to new members.
The parkland championship course, designed by noted golf architect Dr. Arthur Spring, was opened in 1997 and is located just 5 minutes from beautiful Lough Derg and about 35 minutes from Shannon Airport. This par 71 course with more than 5,920 metres (over 6,500 yards) of fairways includes several strategically placed and potentially hazardous lakes, streams, bunkers and trees.
Gort Golf Club
Distance from Corlea House – 30 minute drive.
Designed by Ryder Cup star, Christy O’ Connor Junior, and officially opened in August 1996, Gort Golf Club is an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, set in 160 acres of picturesque parkland on the edge of the world famous Burren.
The course lies within 200 yards of the historic monastic settlement of Kilmacduagh. Christy Jnr., himself was particularly excited by the new course at Gort, where he regards, the four Par 3’s as among the best on offer at any course in Ireland.
His equally famous uncle, Christy Senior and his good friends Eamonn Darcy and Des Smyth were loud in their praise of both the course and the club house.
Galway Bay Golf Resort
Distance from Corlea House – 40 minute drive.
The Natural water hazard is the Atlantic Ocean; such is the dramatic backdrop to this Par 72 PGA Championship 18 hole golf course that is Galway Bay Golf Resort. When designing the course, former Ryder Cup and World Cup golfer Christy O’Connor Jnr superbly blended the stunning backdrop of Galway Bay and the rugged curves of the Atlantic coastline with mature trees, water hazards, concealed bunkers and highly acclaimed putting surfaces. With variable wind speed and directions this Championship Galway golf course plays differently each day posing a considerable challenge to even the lowest handicap golfers, yet it is a true and fair test of golf.
Ennis Golf Club
Distance from Corlea House – 40 minute drive.
Ennis Golf Club, founded in 1907, is situated in County Clare, in the heart of Irelands scenic Mid-West, some 30 km from Clare’s idyllic coastline and the famous 200m high Cliffs of Moher, and the limestone landscapes of the Burren.
It’s tree lined fairways and tight greens present a considerable challenge, while it’s relatively even terrain of 5600m make it an ideal course for the holiday and society golfer.
Our club is noted for it’s hospitality and the members and staff extend a warm welcome to visitors and societies. We particularly welcome societies and we can offer a variety of packages to contribute to the enjoyment of your society members.
Our state of the art clubhouse opened in 1999. Overlooking the course, it has a large modern lounge bar, dining room, ladies and gents showers, visitors lockers changing rooms and a large car park.
Portumna Golf Club
Distance from Corlea House – 45 minute drive.
Portumna Golf Club was founded in 1913 on land directly across the road from the entrance to the present course. In 1934 the move was made to the present location on land rented from the Clanrickard Estate. The new course was designed then by Michael O’Keeffe, B.E. and was opened by Mons. Joyce on June 30th 1935. In 1935 also a new pavilion was constructed mostly of timber supplied free of charge by McAinish & Co. and a new bar and modern toilet facilities were added later.
In 1956 a ninety-nine year lease was secured on the land. In 1971 a new clubhouse was opened and a further thirty acres was added to the lease in 1972 with a view to extending the course to 18 holes. Work on the new course began in the mid eighties and culminated in the official opening of the first eighteen hole course on June 21st 1992.
In 1993 the club availed of an opportunity to purchase the course from Coillte. The eighty-eight acres on the 99 year lease plus 38 other acres were secured for £90,000.
In 1997 the existing clubhouse was extended and refurbished to provide modern facilities for a rapidly expanding club membership. Subsequent alterations and addition to the course has resulted in the fine facility that we now enjoy.