Oughterard has a lovely 18-hole golf course which has recently been substantially improved. Visiting golfers are welcome and green fees are very reasonable.
Within an acceptable drive is the long, challenging Connemara golf links at Ballyconneely and at Galway Bay, only half an hour away, another exciting course. In addition, there is an 18-hole course in Galway, new courses in Barna and Lettermullen and another interesting 9 hole course on the bank of the Corrib River at Glenlo Abbey, near Galway. All are within easy reach for the day tripper from Oughterard.