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Spanish Point Golf Club – A Coastal Gem – Clare Echo


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PGA Golf Professional, Pádraig McGrath focuses on the beauty of Spanish Point Golf Club in this week’s article.

Nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way amidst the rugged beauty of the Irish coastline, Spanish Point Golf Club stands as a testament to both natural splendour and sporting excellence. Located in the picturesque village of Spanish Point, this golfing haven offers enthusiasts a unique blend of challenging holes, offering panoramic breath-taking views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, and warm hospitality in their historic clubhouse. With its rich history, Spanish Point Golf Club has become a cherished destination for the golfers from far and wide.

The course originated in 1896 and is among the oldest links golf courses in the country. Golf was played there before World War 1. The course in the early years was reserved for the upper class, but the club relaxed its memberships in 1960’s allowing a more relaxed approach to memberships and the club thrived from an influx of new memberships since then. It has become an extremely popular course over the winter months in the past decade with the club opening a winter membership for insanely low prices, which has attracted golfers from the wet parkland courses in the region to flock to this dry links course.

Spanish Point Golf Club is a 2,665 yards long Par 34 nine-hole golf course and is challenging without having crippling long holes. As we all know shorter golf holes aren’t always the easiest to score on. In the past decade the club has won multiple All Ireland GUI & Golfing Union pendant’s, showing the strength of golfers within the club.

Spanish Point is a true links and is playable all year round due to its natural sand-based turf. The club offers both a full all year-round membership, along with a winter membership which has become extremely popular among parkland golfers who take up this winter offer, seeking the dry soil. This rate is extremely competitive and it is a no brainer for anyone looking for dry golf from October to February.

The club has taken a significant stride in enhancing its offerings to golf enthusiasts with the inauguration of its cutting-edge Trackman golf simulator facility. This latest addition promises to revolutionize the golfing experience for members and visitors, providing an unparalleled opportunity to practice and refine their skills regardless of weather conditions or time constraints.

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of County Clare, Spanish Point Golf Club has long been cherished for its stunning views and challenging course. However, with the unpredictable Irish weather often proving a hindrance to consistent practice, the introduction of the Trackman golf simulator facility marks a groundbreaking development for the club. “We are thrilled to introduce this innovative facility to our members and guests,” remarked the President of Spanish Point Golf Club. “Our aim is to provide a comprehensive golfing experience that caters to players of all levels, and the addition of the golf simulator aligns perfectly with this vision.”

The versatility of the simulator extends beyond mere entertainment, serving as a valuable tool for improving technique and performance. With instant feedback on swing mechanics, clubhead speed, and ball trajectory, golfers can pinpoint areas for improvement and refine their skills with precision. There is a separate membership to join the Trackman studio which is definitely a facility which will help you to fully understand your own golf swing and help you to improve your own technique.

The addition also of the newly built short game area is also a further invaluable asset to the club. After all, the short game is the most important aspect to scoring in golf, so having a good short game facility is invaluable to a golf club and it will also benefit in attracting new members to the club. There is no doubt Spanish Point Golf Club is now one of the finest nine-hole courses in Ireland and it is a credit to everyone involved who have helped to build the club over the past number of years in raising the standards. Both the green fees and memberships are insanely reasonably priced and the future for this club looks to have an extremely bright future.

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