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Loughrea

Loughrea, County Galway
ArchitectBadgeEddie Hackett
Loughrea, County Galway
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  • AddressLoughrea Golf Club, Graigue, Loughrea, Co. Galway, H62 HX31, Ireland

Golf has been played at Loughrea for more than a hundred years now but the course that is in play today started out as a 9-hole layout in 1954. Eddie Hackett redesigned and extended this course to eighteen holes in 1992 before further land became available ten years later, allowing the construction of four new holes and the modification of three others.

In the book Hooked: an amateur’s guide to the golf courses of Ireland author Kevin Markham writes: “Loughrea sits on gently rolling hills that get steeper and more intriguing on the back nine. You will find the best shots here and, with the arrival of some good water features, the interest and challenges are ramped up a gear. The 13th to 15th are the highlight and are worth the green fee alone.”

The course measures 5,778 metres from the back tees, playing to a par of 71 (34 out and 37 in). On the shorter outward half, there are only two par threes and no par fives, with the best of these holes regarded as the long par four 5th, rated stroke index 1 on the card. On the back nine, apart from the wonderful trio of par fours from holes 13 to 15, the heavily sand-protected par three 17th is another hole of some distinction.

Golf has been played at Loughrea for more than a hundred years now but the course that is in play today started out as a 9-hole layout in 1954. Eddie Hackett redesigned and extended this course to eighteen holes in 1992 before further land became available ten years later, allowing the construction of four new holes and the modification of three others.

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Eddie Hackett

Eddie Hackett is regarded as “the father of golf course design” in Ireland, though he never formally trained as an architect and only became involved in laying out courses when he reached his late fifties.

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