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Athlone Golf Club, Westmeath.

Early history accredited to Athlone Garrison Golf Club. (See Athlone Garrison entry). In 1906 secretary was Chas E Fair of Strand House, Athlone and the professional Sam Smith, who remained at the club until 1913. The amateur course record was held by P V C Murtagh with a score of 83 and the professional record by George Fernie 73. Visitors’ fees on introduction, were 1/- a day, 5/- a week and 10/- a month. The Station at Athlone was ¼ mile away. The advertised hotel was Ramsay’s Victoria.

Due to urban development the club moved location from the Batteries to Garnafailagh in 1920.

Golf was played on the Garnafailagh site until the late 1930s, it then moved to its current location at Hodson Bay.