Glasson Golf Club
DG IRELAND – TOP150 – 2021
Editor, Kevin Markham
Glasson’s driveway glides above the course’s best holes as they drift down to the edge of Killenure Bay… and one of the most stunning par threes in Ireland.
To reach the tee you must cross the lake’s edge via a wooden walkway… before playing a tee shot over the lake itself. It is all carry. The hotel at the end of the driveway offers a mighty fine golfing package, too. Indeed, it is designed very much with golfers in mind. The expansive golf course sits between Lough Ree and Killenure Bay, and water is always in view. It was designed by Christy O’Connor Jr, and opened in 1993, but the resort and the closing five holes (to the left of the driveway) are undergoing major redevelopment by David Jones.
Glasson’s great strengths come from its swaying landscape and variety of holes, as evidenced by the strong par threes and par fives.
Favourite Hole: The famous par three 15th is a show-stopper. It is all carry across Lough Ree.
What’s in the Bag? Finding putting surfaces that can be out of view is key.