Lahinch Old Course
Old Course overview
One of the finest courses in Ireland, the Old Course at Lahinch is a links classic. With holes carved through huge dunes hugging the wild Atlantic coast some would argue that this is the finest natural links course, you will find anywhere in the world. Every hole offers something different and is an examination in itself, two of which are infamous blind holes, and coupled with awesome panoramic scenery, the ruins of Dough Castle and a family of goats that roam freely across the land, this is a golfing experience you won’t forget.
At just under 7000 yards off the tips the course is wild, windy, quirky and insanely fun, and we highly recommend using the services of one of their local caddies as this will richly enhance your visit.
The notorious Klondyke par-5 5th hole forces the golfer to play over an intimidating dune wall to a 'blind' green, although the toughest hole on the course has to be the par-4 15th. With very narrow fairways and close-cut rough, this hole requires a good drive and an even better approach shot into a small green.
Did You Know?
There are actually two courses at Lahinch with the Old being the famous one and also the Castle course, which is a fun par-69 measuring less than 5500 yards from the tips.
Accommodation near Lahinch Old Course
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.
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.
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.
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.