The par-4 11th is a great hole. Bordering the cliffs on one side, golfers need to thread their way through large sand dunes to a green that sits before the crashing sea. It is one of many challenging par-4’s at Ballybunion and off the back tees measures a lengthy 470-yards.
Did You Know?
Ballybunion Golf Club leapt to prominence with North American golfers when the acclaimed golf writer Herbert Warren Wind wrote an article in the 1970’s proclaiming the Old Course at Ballybunion to be ranked amongst the world’s top 10 courses.
Accommodation near Old Course
Butler Arms Hotel
Butler Arms is a fantastic 4-star family-run hotel located in the heart of Waterville, Co. Kerry. With 36 elegant guestrooms and fantastic on-site dining, this is a great base for your next golf vacation.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.