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Athlone Golf Courses

Are you thinking of enjoying a golfing trip to Athlone but don’t know what the best courses are to play? Then look no further because we’ve compiled a list featuring some of the Midlands’ hottest golf courses.

Athlone is one of those towns that offer an array of courses featuring beautiful views that complement incredible playing surfaces. From this post, you’ll gain insight into what to expect from each golf course while receiving interesting snippets of information such as who designed the course and famous club members.

We’ll also tell you about golf shops near Athlone and help you decide whether our hotel is the right destination for your golf holiday. Sound good?

Read on!


Hodson Bay Golf Club

The Hodson Bay Golf Club in Athlone is one of several golf courses in the Athlone area. Our 18-hole golf course features a range of challenging shots ranging from water hazards to tree-lined greens. Making your way through the course is made all the more enjoyable courtesy of the spectacular views provided by the beautiful Lough Ree. Make your way to the Waterfront bar after your day on the green, where you can enjoy a refreshing pint with a tasty bite to eat.

Enjoy a round at one of the best golf courses in Athlone and the midlands!


Glasson Golf Club

Christy O’Connor Jr. designed the golf course out in Glasson, and most would agree that the course is one of the best in Athlone. If you didn’t know, O’Connor is a Ryder Cup Legend, and his course features 18 holes spanning over 7,200 yards. To complement the great playing field at your feet, you’ll also enjoy spectacular views of the picturesque Killinure Bay and the glistening Lough Ree. Glasson golf course is well suited to beginners and seasoned players alike.


Esker Hills

Shane Lowry is a member of Esker Hills golf club in county Offaly. Lowry is a native of Offaly, so this course acts as the talented golfer’s home base. Shane Lowry’s 2009 triumph in the Irish Open was nothing short of extraordinary and still holds a special place in our hearts today. The triumph marked a momentous occasion; Lowry became the first amateur to win the open – a remarkable feat. If you enjoy golf, then it’s well worth a visit to play an enjoyable yet challenging course, no matter the weather. You never know – you might spot the man himself!

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Mount Temple Golf Club

Mount Temple golf club is another midlands golf course that is well worth visiting. You’ll be able to play links and fairways that are unusual yet thoroughly enjoyable. Geography is the course’s friend, so you’ll be able to play no matter the weather, courtesy of excellent drainage. The golf course offers a challenging golfing experience well worth exploring.

The Hodson Bay Hotel the Ideal Golfing Destination?

So, there you have it – there are plenty of great golf courses all around Athlone. But, not all these courses provide an accompanying hotel with suitable amenities to relax and unwind after an eventful day out on the grass.

Our hotel in Hodson Bay is located on the shores of Lough Ree and provides everything from challenging playing surfaces to breathtaking scenery. While enjoying a round on our greens, your family can visit the spectacular Yew Point Estate or make a splash at Bay Sports.

But not before checking out the Hodson Bay Hotel’s spa and leisure centre – the perfect way for all the family to de-stress and unwind after a busy day at the bay.

There’s also a great range of food options available from the L’Escale Restaurant, Waterfront Carvery, and No 52, our latest food and beverage attraction. You can enjoy romantic meals for two, high-quality pizzas, or a wholesome carvery dinner.

Overall, the Hodson Bay Hotel is an excellent option for a family or group golfing getaway. We offer various options ranging from kids club activities to free outdoor yoga. There are plenty of things to do for both golfers and non-golfers alike, all in a natural and picturesque setting.

For more information, check out our Golf page HERE!

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