Lahinch Golf Club
Lahinch Golf Club overview
Golf at Lahinch dates back to 1892, however it was Old Tom Morris in 1894 that laid out the original 18 holes and then Alister MacKenzie redesigned in 1926. More recently in 1999, it was Martin Hawtree’s modernization of the course that we enjoy today. Not a bad trio of world-renowned golf course architects, and it was Old Tom that said Lahinch was “the finest natural course he had ever seen”.
Easily accessible from Shannon which has plentiful direct flights from North America, Lahinch is located in the village of Lahinch on the south-west coast of Ireland. It is consistently ranked in the top 5 best courses in Ireland and has hosted many amateur and professional events including the European Tour’s Irish Open, which Jon Rahm won and enthused “I have played some of the best courses in the world and Lahinch is one of them”.
Facilities at Lahinch are top class with a 5-acre short-game area plus a new indoor performance center for a premium game improvement experience and custom club fitting.
Golf courses at Lahinch Golf Club
Lahinch Old Course
One of Ireland’s top ranked golf courses, Lahinch is a spectacularly rugged and natural links with tight fairways cut through towering sand dunes that hug the wild Atlantic coast in south west Ireland. There are not many courses that can boast the influences of Old Tom Morris, Alister MacKenzie and Martin Hawtree, an impressive trio of world-renowned golf course architects. They have crafted a unique experience with every single hole providing its own examination. The greats love to play here.
Situated on the opposite side of the road from the Old Course, the Castle Course, although a less formidable challenge, still presents its own brand of toughness with cleverly positioned bunkers and water hazards to trap the unsuspecting golfer.
Accommodation near Lahinch 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.
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.
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.
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.