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Golf in the Slieve Blooms


GolfThe Slieve Blooms is within a short drive of many of Irelands finest golf courses.


Birr Golf Club
One of the finest parkland courses in the country carved out of natural woodland. Originally part of the estate of the Earl of Rosse, the course measures 6,400 yards. Many of the  holes are laid out in attractive avenues or valleys.

The Glens, Birr, Co. Offaly.
Tel;(+353) 509 20082
Course: Parkland, 18 hole, Par 70.
Visitors: Every day.

Tullamore Golf club
Tullamore Golf Club has a superb parkland course which compares favourably with the best in the country. The 6,500-yard course has been re-designed to the highest standard under the direction of Paddy Merrigan.

Brookfield, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Tel: (+353) 506 21439
Course: Parkland, 18 hole, Par 71.
Visitors; Every day.

Esker Hills Golf & Country Club
More than a thousand years ago the retreating glaciers of the ice age created the stunning landscape of plateau, sweeping valleys, natural lakes and free draining soil on which Esker Hills is built. Add the genius of Christy O,Connor Jnr and you have a golfing gem in a unique setting with 18 holes of challenging championship golf where no two holes are remotely alike.

Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Tel: (+353) 506 55999
Web: www.eskerhills.com
E-Mail: info@eskerhills.com
Course: Parkland, 18 Hole, Par 71
Visitors: Every day.

Castle Barna Golf Club
A most enjoyable 18 hole course situated just 8 miles south of the main Dublin Galway road. Many courses are attributed to the hand of man; Castle Barna is basically the design of nature. The 6,200 yards course where mature trees, natural water hazard sand the terrain itself make for a challenging and delightful course.

Daingean Co Offaly
18 Holes, Parkland.
Tel/Fax: 0506 53384
Web www.castlebarna.ie
E-Mail : info@castlebarna.ie

Other Golf courses close to the Slieve Blooms

The Heath
Portlaoise, Co Laois.
18 Holes, Links.
Tel: 0502 46533

Garryhinch Golf Club
Co Laois.
18 Holes, Parkland.
Tel: 0502 23044

Abbeyleix Golf Club
Co Laois.
18 Holes, Parkland.
Tel: 0502 31305

Rathdowney Golf Club
Co Laois.
18 Holes, Parkland.
Tel: 0505 21130

Roscrea Golf Club
Co Tipperary.
18 Holes, Parkland
Tel: 0505 21130

Mountrath Golf Club
Co Laois.
18 Holes, Parkland
Tel: 0502 32558