Overview of golf course named Ballybunion Golf Club - The Old Course

Ballybunion Golf Club - The Old Course

Ballybunion, Ireland

Details

Holes

18

Par

71

Built

1893

Type

n/a

Architect

Tom Simpson

Access

Visitors welcomed

The Old Course

American sportswriter Herbert Warren Wind called the Ballybunion "nothing less than the finest seaside course I have ever seen," and Tom Watson similarly praised it as "a course on which many golf architects should live and play before they build golf courses." Located on a stretch of the southwestern coast, massive dunes are the dominant feature of this links. Each hole is unforgettable, with special standouts being the clifftop 7th and the par 3 8th, which Watson named "one of the most demanding tee shots I've ever faced." The back nine have plenty to offer too, from the humbling 11th, another clifftop hole, and the punishing pair of par 3s that are the 14th and 15th, to the run of three doglegs that close out the course. One of the challenges at Ballybunion is the distraction provided by the stunning landscape, which can be surveyed at leisure from the clubhouse.

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Reviews

4.6
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Observatory Golf Club
Hcp 13 9 courses played
Very good
11 June
Played it in 2017. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Had great company. Playable course. Fun with all its challenges
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Golf d'Ormesson
Hcp 11 6 courses played
Very good
10 September
Excellent of course . But more exciting golf courses near not to be missed = lahinch or donnbeg
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