At over 110 years old, Spanish Point Golf Club houses one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland. Opened in 1896, this largely unremarkable and little-known course is situated mid way between two other famous and highly ranked courses, Lahinch and Doonbeg. What makes Spanish Point golf course special is its scenic location, overlooking the beach with stunning view over the Atlantic.
The course itself is built among rugged dunes and hilly terrain. This combined with the unpredictable Atlantic weather makes the course a difficult one for even the most confident golfers; it demands a high level of accuracy from players. But, even for less confident players it is an enjoyable experience given the location alone. The amenities of the club might be simple, but they are more than sufficient.
The members and staff are all extremely friendly and welcoming. It is a 9-hole, par-34 course, which gives players a glimpse into how golf was originally played along the Irish coast. It was originally a par-27 course but has been remodelled over the years. You might come for one round, but be sure to let enough time for a second; Spanish Point can be hard to leave, especially on a sunny day. Unlike the nearby well-known courses, such as Lahinch, Spanish Point is a course for everyone and very reasonably priced.
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The west of Ireland is generally known for its upkeep of Irish traditions, and County Clare is no different. Miltown Malbay, just 5 minutes away from Spanish Point, is the heart of traditional Irish music. Thousands of visitors flock to the town in July every year for the Willie Clancy Summer School; a great experience for anyone passionate about traditional Irish music. The Armada Hotel in Spanish Point also frequently holds traditional Irish music sessions where visitors are treated with traditional Irish music and dance.