An aerial view showing the spectacular location of Westport’s 18 hole championship golf course with Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay and Clare Island as a backdrop. Photo courtesy of Liam Lyons FIPPA Professional Photographer


“Westport  sits on the edge of Clew Bay, where the sea laps up to the best holes and the ever present Croagh Patrick looms large. Given its iconic status, golfers may go searching for inspiration. On the par three 14th you hit directly at it. This is a par 73 of 6,800 yards. There are five par fives, with the 15th being the pick of the bunch, curling around the waters of the bay and demanding a big drive to clear it. Westport shifts gear considerably from the 7th on, when some significant ridges appear. Holes 11 to 16 are superb, using the best elevation changes, the best views and the water to thrill you.”
Kevin Markham, Golf writer and Photographer, Consultant at ‘Destination Golf


“The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveller hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow