Ballybunion Golf Club
A name that rightly needs no introduction, Ballybunion Golf Club is one of Ireland’s most historic and truest links clubs. The club has exceptional facilities which guests are encouraged to take full advantage of, including a pro-shop, restaurant/lounge overlooking the 1st tee, spikes bar, locker rooms with steam room and a tuck shop. The Old Course is considered one of the best links courses in the world and has been since it was established back in 1893. The newer Cashen Course is a Robert Trent Jones classic and really makes use of the natural contours of the land, it’s often criminally overlooked due to its positioning next to the Old Course but make no mistake it is a quality course.
Golf courses at Ballybunion Golf Club
The Cashen Course at Ballybunion was designed by legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones Senior and opened its doors for play in 1984 making it over 90 years younger than its predecessor, Ballybunion Old Course. Although Jones built Cashen on the same undulating terrain as the Old Course, in many ways it is more beautiful and more challenging. It has the ocean on one side and the river on the other, creating a breathtaking landscape for an enjoyable game of golf.
Established in 1893, The Old Course at Ballybunion is a true seaside links course located on the Shannon Estuary. The course was originally founded as a 12-hole until it was extended to a full 18 in 1926. Despite its local popularity, the Old Course didn’t gain recognition until it hosted the Irish Championship in 1937. Prior to this event, Tom Simpson and Molly Gourlay made important alterations and amendments to improve the quality of the layout, and very little has been changed since.
Accommodation near Ballybunion Golf Club
The Rose Hotel
The Rose Hotel is a fantastic hotel located in the town of Tralee, with a beautiful backdrop of the Slieve Mish Mountains. A few minutes' walk from the town centre and within 20 minutes of the brilliant Tralee Golf Club, it’s a must stay for golfers.