Ballybunion Golf Club
Ballybunion Golf Club overview
Home to 36 holes of stunning links golf, Ballybunion Golf Club is a name recognized around the world, the Old Course has been wowing visitors for decades and is considered by many as the best in the Republic of Ireland. The much newer Cashen Course designed by Trent Jones Snr is also a great test, shorter in length but small greens, tight fairways and huge sand dunes create a tough challenge.
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
Adare Manor Hotel, Golf Club & Spa
Adare Manor is ranked #1 resort in Europe by Conde Nast Traveler and is due to host the 2027 Ryder Cup. A majestic Neo-Gothic manor house set in 840 acres of sweeping parklands. Pure luxury.
Vaughan Lodge Hotel
The 4-star Vaughan Lodge, situated on the edge of Lahinch village is regarded as an intimate but modern boutique town house hotel, that is run impeccably by local 4th generation hoteliers.
Lahinch Coast Hotel
The Lahinch Coast Hotel is a modern 4-star property in the village of Lahinch, just a short walk from magnificent beaches and the magnificent Lahinch Golf Club.
Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa
Located centrally in the popular town of Killarney in south-west Ireland, the Killarney Plaza Hotel is an excellent 4-star property offering 198 spacious guestrooms.
Temple Gate Hotel
The Temple Gate Hotel is a solid 4-star option in the town of Ennis. Offering excellent dining, comfortable rooms and great value, it is a great base for exploring County Clare and its golf courses.
Dromoland Castle Hotel
The 5-star Dromoland Castle Hotel, one of Ireland’s grandest venues, is a stunning 16th century property that balances historic grandeur with modern luxury to create an unforgettable experience.
Trump Doonbeg International Golf Links & Hotel
Trump Doonbeg International combines a spectacular seaside location with unique residential-style accommodation, an acclaimed links golf course, fine dining, and a renowned spa.
Eviston House Hotel
The Eviston House Hotel, located in Killarney city center, is a good 3-star property which provides an excellent base for golf tours in South West Ireland. Stay here for terrific value for money.
Killarney Park Hotel
This is a superb Five-Star hotel in the heart of Killarney. It has everything you’d expect and is renowned as one of the best in Ireland - if you're planning a Killarney golf tour it's the ideal place to stay.