Westport sits on the edge of Clew Bay, where the sea laps up to the best holes and the ever present Croagh Patrick looms large. Given its iconic status, golfers may go searching for inspiration. On the par three 14th you hit directly at it. This is a par 73 of 6,800 yards. There are five par fives, with the 15th being the pick of the bunch, curling around the waters of the bay and demanding a big drive to clear it. Westport shifts gear considerably from the 7th on, when some significant ridges appear. Holes 11 to 16 are superb, using the best elevation changes, the best views and the water to thrill you.