Golfing in Ireland at Glasson Hotel and Golf Club. Glasson Hotel and Golf Club outside Athlone has justifiably earned an International reputation as one of the most challenging and scenic golf courses in Ireland. Designed by Ryder Cup star, Christy O’Connor Jnr., the enjoyment of the golfer has always been the undertaking. No matter what your level of golf expertise, the course is cleverly crafted, so you can tee off for a relaxing round while soaking up the Glasson atmosphere, or test your game to championship level.
The 18 hole golf course plays up to 7,215 yards from the back of the championship tees. Since it’s inception in 1993, Glasson golf course has hosted a range of regional & international championship finals. Glasson was the proud host to the European Challenge Tour in August 2007, highlighting the calibre of the golf course. The 2008 Challenge of Ireland, presented by Glasson, will take place from 28th July to 3rd August.
"The holes range from good to great and the setting is at every turn little short of enthralling" James W. Finnegan, Golf Journalist.
One of the first Honorary Members was the Legendary Gene Sarazen.
The Glasson Golf Experience is a must for every golfer, from the breathtaking views over Killnure bay, the exhilaration of playing one of Ireland’s finest woodland courses to the warm welcome awaiting you back at the club house.
Just ask Touring Professional Andrew Tampion When He Won the 2008 Challenge of Ireland Challenge Tour Event at Glasson 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 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 EnjoyFrom the Scratch Player to the Total Beginner
Opened in 1993 and designed by legendary Irish golfer and Ryder Cupper Christy O'Connor, Jnr., Glasson 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.
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