Golfing in Westport Ireland
Westport (30 mins) has a good, tough 18-hole course that’s a mix of parkland and coastal splendour, running alongside Clew Bay. [www.westportgolfclub.com]
The Connemara links at Ballyconneely beyond Clifden are also well worth a trip on a sunny day, despite the 70-minute drive. [www.connemaragolflinks.com]
Oughterard (45 minutes) also has a parkland course, while serious links aficionados may want to venture as far afield as Enniscrone or Belmullet/Carn, two fantastic Mayo seaside courses.