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Christy O'Connor Jnr

With close to forty years playing professionally on tour, the two time Senior British Open Champion has had the opportunity of competing on some of the greatest golf courses in the world. Working closely with his team, Christy aimed to create something seamlessly with nature whilst bearing in mind the playing skills of golfers of all levels. What sets Christy apart from other signature designers is his level of enthusiasm and dedication to each project.

A winning blend of natural beauty and golfing adventure, the championship golf courses at Galway Bay Golf Resort is regarded among the very best golf courses in Ireland.

When designing the course, former Ryder Cup and World Cup golfer Christy O’Connor Jnr. superbly blended the stunning backdrop of Galway Bay and the rugged curves of the Atlantic coastline with mature trees, water hazards, concealed bunkers and highly acclaimed putting surfaces.

With variable wind speed and directions this Championship golf course plays differently each day posing a considerable challenge to even the lowest handicap golfers, yet it is a true and fair test of golf. As you decide on club selection the magnificent panorama of Galway Bay and its beauty is unveiled before you, with the hills of Clare to the South, while to the West sits the majestic city of Galway – city of the tribes – surrounding the rugged and unpredictable Atlantic Ocean.

Christy O'Connor Jnr
Ronan Killeen, Director Galway Bay Golf Resort, Mary Nash, CEO Galway Hospice, Christy O'Connor Jnr, Michael Craig, Galway Hospice & Bernie O'Grady, Galway Bay Golf Resort Lady Captain with a cheque from the proceeds of Christy O'Connor Jnr Galway Hospice Celeb Am-Am Golf tournament held at the Galway Bay Golf Resort recently. Photo: Joe Travers
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