Westport Golf Course

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Course Description

Westport Golf Course is located on an elevated position on the shores of Lough Crew in the shadow of the awe-inspiring Croach Patrick, in Mayo in the West of Ireland. The club dates back to 1908 and the course was designed by the renowned golf architect, Fred Hawtree, opening in 1973. The course sits amongst 206 acres of rolling parkland, in a simply beautiful setting, overlooking the mighty North Atlantic. This championship course is a par 373, measuring 7,072 yards from the back tees, so is a demanding track, that will certainly test any long hitters off the tee. Over the years Westport has established a reputation for itself and received the national recognition it merits.

The course benefits from a traditional open parkland layout that has matured and improved with age to meld into the undulating natural terrain, it looks like it has always been here. Characteristics here include a strong presence of mature trees, strategically placed bunkers and water features. It is an interesting course that will keep you engaged, the font nine holes are definitely parkland but, the back nine holes have more of a links quality about them, providing a unique and memorable round. The course has lots of twists and turns, doglegs, rollercoaster fairways, with a well balanced combination of holes, the back nine holes are simply wonderful with Clew Bay coming into play and are the real feature here. The finishing hole is pretty frightening and a great hole to finish an excellent round. There are a few interesting par 3's and five par 5's. Wind can be a factor when playing here, there is always a crisp Atlantic breeze present. The terrain is undulating with numerous slopes to climb.

Awaiting you is a course in excellent condition that is beautifully maintained. The undulating contoured greens are large, running fast and consistently, the fairways are lush and tree lined, the bunkers are reasonably small and there is not too much rough so not overly punishing.

Westport is regarded as a prestigious venue and has played host to many notable events and once you play here it becomes evident why. An excellent course that is engaging and pleasurable to play.

Westport Golf Club is guaranteed to be a memorable day owing to the quality of the course, the surrounding scenery and the warm welcome you are guaranteed to receive.

Tournaments hosted at Westport Golf Club

  • Irish PGA Championship: 1997 & 2002
  • Irish Close Championship: 1977, 1985, 1997 & 2005  
  • The Irish Seniors: 1988 & 2000

Our Favourite Hole

There were numerous to choose from but, for us it was no contest it has to be the 10th hole. Called "Leenarevagh" a long par 5, 531 yards. A dog leg right to left with trees on both sides of the fairways and out of bounds on the left. With your approach shot you need too dodge the water, it frames the complete left side and the approach must be played towards it, and there are also the greenside bunkers. The large green slopes cleverly from back to front. 

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Course Information

Course Type: Parkland
Year Founded: 1973
Holes: 18
Course Architect: Fred Hawtree
Course Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Changing Rooms
  • Clubhouse
  • Driving Range
  • Golf Buggy Rental
  • Golf Caddies
  • Golf Club Rental
  • Golf Trolley Rental
  • Practice Area
  • Pro Shop
  • Putting Green
  • Restaurant
  • Teaching Golf Pro

Course Scorecard

Front Nine:

Champion Tee Hole: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Champion Tee Par: 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3
Champion Tee Yards: 366 360 166 533 375 486 558 476 214
Champion Tee Metres: 335 329 152 487 343 444 510 435 196

Back Nine:

Champion Tee Hole: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Champion Tee Par: 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5
Champion Tee Yards: 544 459 240 480 196 544 382 364 382
Champion Tee Metres: 497 420 219 439 179 497 349 333 349

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