Golfing at the Glasson Hotel and Golf Club is an experience not to be missed. Glasson Hotel and Golf Club outside Athlone has justifiably earned an International reputation as one of the most challenging and scenic golf courses in Ireland. Designed by Ryder Cup star, Christy O’Connor Jnr., no matter what your level of golf expertise, the course is cleverly crafted, so you can tee off for a relaxing round while soaking up the Glasson atmosphere, or test your game to championship level.
Since its inception in 1993, Glasson golf course has hosted a range of regional & international championship finals. Glasson was the proud host to the European Challenge Tour in August 2007 & 2008, highlighting the calibre of the golf course.
"The holes range from good to great and the setting is at every turn little short of enthralling." James W. Finnegan, Golf Journalist.
This is a beautiful piece of parkland landscape that drifts down to Lough Ree for the final holes. It is an impressive finish that starts as early as the 13th. The hotel is excellent, the drive in is mouth-watering and the test of golf is severe. The course is uncomplicated and you will find straightforward drives and unassuming approaches. The greatest challenges encountered are the lengths you must carry, several hidden putting surfaces and some steep green contours.
As you climb up to the 14th tee in the beech wood, you’ll feel the hairs on your neck rise, while the 15th is the acclaimed Par 3 over Lough Ree. Glasson has a great reputation and it is very popular due to the friendly warm welcome you get from the staff in the hotel.