Golf Course Glasson, Athlone

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Lakeside Scenery and tour quality golf course maintenance and Greens make Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club a course to remember

Attention to Detail Means Tour Quality Conditioning on the Entire Course

Just ask Touring Professional Andrew Tampion When He Won the 2008 Challenge of Ireland Challenge Tour Event at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club

To win the Challenge of Ireland Championship in 2008, Australian Andrew Tampion had to “go low” during the final round. He shot an impressive 67 including at 12 foot birdie putt on the last hole; to set up his winning score, he carded four consecutive birdies on the front nine. Tampion discovered, like all golfers who enjoy Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, the truism:

If you hit a good putt at Glasson, you'll get a good result.

A Christy O'Connor, Jnr., Gem that Every Golfer Can Enjoy—From the Scratch Player to the Total Beginner

Our Golf Course Athlone opened in 1993 and designed by legendary Irish golfer and Ryder Cup Player Christy O'Connor, Jnr., Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club is a mature 18 hole golf course that will test a professional golfer but also be enjoyable for the “average” or “occasional” golfer. Thus, if your group includes both a strong amateur player and a relative newcomer to the game, both can enjoy the golf course.

Here's what you'll enjoy at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club

  • A good reward for hitting the ball in the fairway. The rough can be penal at Glasson so keep your ball in the short grass!

  • An undulating parkland/woodland layout with superb views of Lough Ree and the surroundings.

  • A peaceful setting with no plots or golf course homes.

  • Water on five holes including the heroic 15th, a par-3 over water to a peninsula green. The tee shot is one of the most exciting in Irish golf.

  • The Dogleg Par five, 14th Hole, with the Tee nestled high up in the Trees has a daunting drive, but amazing views out over the inner Lakes of Lough Ree.

  • Bentgrass/Poa Annua fairways and greens for top playing conditions pretty much year-round.

  • Wonderful panoramic views of Lough Ree from every hole.

Call us today at +353 (0) 90 64 85120 to book your tee time at Glasson Country House Hotel and Golf Club

As Soon as You Put Your Tee in the Ground on the First Tee at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, You'll Know that You're Playing a Special Golf Course.

The walk from the friendly pro shop at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club to the first tee takes about 30 seconds. But it's a 30 seconds that you will not forget. The view includes the ‘back 6' holes looking out to Killinure Bay, which is part of Lough Ree. Instantly, you will know that you're in for a treat of a day.

At 373 yards from the white tees, the first hole is not long but occasionally requires some heft as the hole plays into the prevailing wind; the two-tier green can present an early problem and so a par is gratefully accepted.

When it comes to par-5s at Glasson, you're spoilt for choice. The 14th, at 566 yards is a superb three-shot hole and one of the top par-5s in Ireland. The drive must be straight or you'll be OOB with the dairy cattle. However, those brave enough to take on the bunker at the corner of the dog-leg and make the shot will be justly rewarded. The view from the elevated tee is one of the best on the course—and that's saying something! The second shot is no less demanding; you'll have to thread your shot between a waste area to the left and a lake to the right. The approach must give the water to the left of the green a wide berth.

The short 15th is one of many fine par-3s at Glasson. It's one of the most photographed holes in Irish golf. Getting to the tee requires a short walk across a bridge. The carry, about 185 yards, is over water and into the prevailing wind. However, the celebration for a par or better might be short as the 16th, a 452-yard par-4, is the most difficult hole on the course.

The 16th is the beginning of a sporty finish at Glasson and is perfect for stroke play, match play, or a tight Stableford. The 18th is only 383 yards on the scorecard but it plays uphill and is deceptively long. No fewer than eight bunkers surround the putting surface. If the game has gone to the last, a par at 18 usually wins.

Call us today at +353 (0) 90 64 85120 to book your tee time at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club