Galway Bay Golf & CC

Originally Published: October 1, 2004
Golf Digest

Galway Bay
Galway includes historic ruins dating back to the 16th century.



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Galway Bay Golf & Country Club
Renville, Oranmore, Galway
353-0-91-790500

Galway Bay Golf & Country Club is laid out on the picturesque Renville Peninsula, one of the most historic sites in the west of Ireland. The golf course is literally peppered with historic remains including the mystical Rathnapours ring fort, with ruins dating back to the 16th century. Christy O'Connor Jr. carried out the design of the course with the aim of preserving and highlighting such ancient sites, high on his agenda.

The Atlantic Ocean washes the Galway Bay Golf & Country Club on three sides, yet the course is very much of parkland terrain. A notable absence of trees, a characteristic of many seaside courses, leaves the course exposed to the elements and places a premium on shotmaking skills.

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