Course Information

Holes 18
Par 72
Length Cashen: 6306 Yards & Old Course: 6802 Yards
Designer Cashen: Robert Trent Jones Senior
Year Opened 1893
Closed On Open All Days
Driving time from Airport 2 hrs 10 min
Caddies Available
Buggy Available (Usage Optional)
Facilities:
Bar, Restaurant, Pro Shop, Driving Range, Golf Coaching

Ballybunion Golf Club

Southwest Ireland, Ireland | 3 hrs from City Center

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Overview


Quite simply one of the finest links courses one can play. Designed by Gods as some say, this is Tom Watson’s favourite links course where he still regularly hones his skills before each Open Championship. He has also greatly contributed in refining the course design. Totally obscure course until the great American writer Herbert Warren Wind walked into the course in 1971 and wrote” …nothing less than the finest seaside links I have ever seen”,today the course sees as many visitors as St Andrews.

Starting with  the first par 4 with the uninspiring cemetery to the right, the second straight away catapults one into an awe inspiring par 5 and then a flat ride over the next three holes until your nerves are tested again with a tricky par 4 testing your ability to bite off a dog leg and then end with a humpy green at the edge of a seaside cliff. The back nine are simply a series of one masterpiece after the other. Tom Watsons favourite par 4 eleventh with a daunting cliff dropping down to the Atlantic ocean ,but then as someone famously said,’ why worry when you have the whole of Ireland to your left’!

Do not miss a chance to play (at no extra cost) the neighbouring Cashen course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, a stark contrast to the Old course in terms of layout, but a tough test of your golfing skills on linksland in the wild winds of the Atlantic.


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