|Galway Golf Club's 5th hole. Index 1 par 4.|
Dave needn't have worried. I didn't three putt... I four putted.
Galway Golf Club is one of those old venerable clubs which are scattered around the country, at the heart of the bigger towns and have had golfers wandering their fairways for decades, or, in Galway's case, since 1895. It is located in Salthill, just west of Galway city, and you will have striking views over Galway Bay for most of the round.
|Approach to the par four 10th is a sweet drop down the hill|
Where does the time goThe course was packed and a 12.33 tee time suggested a five+ hour round was in the offing. That's the way golf seems to be going and it is rare to play with strangers these days without a discussion about the longest round you've ever played... over six hours in my case. But Galway GC has an efficient system - or else it is lucky enough to have golfers who actually pay attention to the pace of the game and the game's etiquette. I played with Frank, Jim and John and we were walking off 18 in under four hours. It makes the game so much more enjoyable.
|The par 5 12th heads up the slope and then doglegs late and|
right, around some trees.
|Views back down the 18th.|
You'll find the full set of Galway Golf Club photographs here.