Golf in County Clare

If golf is your passion, then you will not be disappointed by the many courses in Clare. Here is just a selection of those to be found close to the Wild Atlantic Way Route.

Lahinch Golf Club

Within easy reach of Doolin, the golf club at Lahinch offers probably the most challenging course in the county. The Old Course at Lahinch dates back to the late 1800s and boasts fantastic views over Liscannor Bay. It is the annual home to the South of Ireland Championship and hosted the Irish Open in 2019.

The Castle Course at Lahinch – not as long or as challenging as the Old Course but well worth a round, the Castle course is located just across the road from the Old Course.

Doonbeg (Trump International Golf Links)

Built by Greg Norman, but re-designed since it became Trump International, this course nestles in the high dunes on the coast near the small town of Doonbeg, boasting fantastic views over the Atlantic.

Dromoland Castle

Established over 40 years ago, the course at Dromoland has been dramatically changed over the last few years. Set within the Dromoland Castle estate, the course passes woodland, lakes and streams. Well worth a visit.


The old 9 hole course has been developed into a challenging 18 hole course with breath-taking views looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean and over the clifftops around the seaside town of Kilkee.

These are just some of the courses that County Clare has to offer. Doolin itself has a lovely seaside pitch and putt with views over towards the Cliffs of Moher to keep you occupied on your stay in the village.

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The Pipers Rest

Other Activities in Co. Clare

Caher Valley Looped Walk
Golf in County Clare
Wild Food Foraging in County Clare
Surfing in Co Clare