Spanish Point golf course is among the oldest in the country. Golf was played there before World War 1. There were many factors that popularised golf at Spanish Point. It was a links based golf course playable all year. The West Clare Railway passed nearby. There were fine houses owned by the Moroney estate that accommodated the gentry. The club was formed in 1896 and was affiliated to the golf union of Ireland in 1915. Class and social distinctions were quite marked in the early years but from the 1960’s there was a more enlightened attitude to membership and it allowed a dramatic rise in numbers. On the Wild Atlantic Way and overlooking the beach at Spanish Point, it offers fine views with typical West Coast of Ireland Atlantic conditions, which adds to the challenge for all golfers.