Mayo

County Mayo is situated in the west of Ireland and it’s the second largest county by size and population in the province of Connacht. Extending to over two thousand square miles, Mayo’s diverse topography stretches from the barony of Erris and Killala Bay in the north to Lough Corrib and the long narrow fjord of Killary Harbour in the south and within these boundaries you’ll find lakes and quartzite peaks, rugged cliffs and tracts of blanket bog.

Mayo is one of five counties that are affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland through its Connacht Branch. The four Irish provinces take their turn to host the inter-club Cups and Shields week at the end of the season – when nearly 500 golfers in 20 teams win through to the semi- final and final stages – and Mayo’s Castlebar Golf Club was chosen to hold the event in 2010. The following year, the Claremorris team defeated Forest Little from Dublin by three points to two in the Jimmy Bruen Shield All-Ireland Final at Castlerock, a win that made up for the Mayo club losing in the same event to The Island nine years earlier in Galway.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Mayo

Carne (Hackett)

1st Mayo - Best in Area

The Carne Golf Links at Belmullet is the late Eddie Hackett’s swan song and many reckon it’s his finest golf course design.

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Description: The Carne Golf Links at Belmullet is the late Eddie Hackett’s swan song and many reckon it’s his finest golf course design. Rating: 5.5555555555556 out of 6

Westport

2nd Mayo - Best in Area

Westport Golf Club boasts fantastic views of the surrounding area from its elevated position above the shore of Clew Bay.

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Description: Westport Golf Club boasts fantastic views of the surrounding area from its elevated position above the shore of Clew Bay. Rating: 4 out of 6

Ballinrobe

3rd Mayo - Best in Area

Founded in 1895, Ballinrobe Golf Club moved to its current location within the 300-acre Cloonacastle Estate in 1995. Designed by Eddie Hackett, the parkland course can be stretched to more than 7,300 yards from the tips.

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Castlebar

4th Mayo - Best in Area

Castlebar Golf Club's parkland setting, with tree-lined fairways and occasional ponds, suits golfers who employ a strategic game plan, as opposed to those in the “grip-it-and-rip-it” brigade...

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Description: Castlebar Golf Club's parkland setting, with tree-lined fairways and occasional ponds, suits golfers who employ a strategic game plan, as opposed to those in the “grip-it-and-rip-it” brigade... Rating: 5 out of 6

Claremorris

5th Mayo - Best in Area

Claremorris Golf Club was founded in 1918 as a 9-hole course at Claremount Racecourse, but the club decamped to its present location at Castlemacgarrett in the 1920s, where it has remained and grown into its current Tom Craddock-designed 18-hole parkland course.

Ashford Castle

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Ireland has many golf courses set in mature wooded estates but Ashford Castle Golf Club’s lovely little 9-hole layout in County Mayo is among the best...

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Carne (Kilmore)

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

"Whilst Eddie Hackett used the rolling inland ground for his front nine, our small team had the spectacular sand hills adjacent to the existing back nine from which to create the new Kilmore course."

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Description: "Whilst Eddie Hackett used the rolling inland ground for his front nine, our small team had the spectacular sand hills adjacent to the existing back nine from which to create the new Kilmore course." Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Mulranny

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Mulranny’s little 9-hole golf course has been an integral part of village life for well over a century, since first opening for play in 1896 when the golf club was founded.

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Description: Mulranny’s little 9-hole golf course has been an integral part of village life for well over a century, since first opening for play in 1896 when the golf club was founded. Rating: 4 out of 6