The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is heading to the shores of County Clare in 2019, as Lahinch prepares to stage the $7 million purse tournament for the first time. A world-class field will compete for all-important Rolex Series points over the historic links, in what looks destined to be an unforgettable year for Irish golf.
Headed up by Paul McGinley who will take over the mantle from Rory McIlroy in the hosting role, the tournament promises to be a beguiling spectacle as the stars of the game do battle over one of Ireland's most enchanting links.
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Described as the 'The St Andrews of Ireland', Lahinch is widely regarded as one of the best links courses in the world.
Preparing to stage the Irish Open for the first time in its history, Lahinch is a classic test that harks back to the origins of the game. Old Tom Morris, Dr Alister MacKenzie and Martin Hawtree have all had a hand in moulding the enchanting layout, which plays its way through rugged duneland along the sandy shoreline of Liscannor Bay.
One of Ireland's oldest and most acclaimed links, the pros will need to contend with knee-high rough, quick greens and an array of quirky and surprising holes when the Irish Open comes to town in July 2019.
Set on a magnificent 450-acre estate, Dromoland Castle Golf Club is home to one of Ireland’s most impressive parkland layouts. Designed by Ron Kirby and Joe Carr, the formidable team behind Old Head, the layout is set against the stunning backdrop of Dromoland Lough and Castle. Taking in the majesty of the 15th Century Castle, the course meanders its way around the estate and surroundings lakes and requires the perfect blend of distance and accuracy, risk and reward.
The 3* Inn at Dromoland is located on the spectacular estate, affording fabulous panoramic views across the Clare Hills and Shannon Estuary. On top of the world-class course on its doorstep, there are a range of activites to enjoy. Take a dip in the swimming pool, try your hand at crazy golf or tennis, or simply stroll through the mature parkland estate.
Inspired to play some of Ireland's finest links courses? If so why not extend your stay with a trip to one of the many world-class layouts on the West Coast of Ireland. Play at the mighty Enniscrone, the unforgettable Ballybunion, or test your game at the stunning Waterville.