Clare has 11 golf courses ranging from world – renowned seaside links to parkland courses, providing a variety of challenges to any handicap. Most are playable all year round. The 18-hole championship course at Lahinch has the “Klondyke” and the “Dell” holes, numbered among the most famous in golf.
Trump International, formerly Doonbeg Golf Club, plays along 1.5 miles of beach and dunes. The ocean is visible from the green, fairway, or tee of 16 of the 18 holes. “Sand dunes like you’ll never see again, working hand in glove with the environmentalists.”
Other 18-hole courses in the region include, Ennis, Dromoland, Bodyke, Gort, Woodstock, Shannon, Kilkee, Kilrush, Doonbeg, Birr, Nenagh, Roscrea and Thurles. Spanish Point has a 9 hole course, as do Portumna and Templemore.