Year built:1893 Designer:Robert Trent Jones, Senior Contacts:+353 68 27146 Address: Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland Quick facts:18 holes, more 18 holes, shop, restaurant.
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You have an opportunity to choose one of 2 Ballybunion Golf Club courses: 18-hole Old Course or 18-hole Cashen Course.
Located on the Shannon estuary, the Old Course is a true seaside links course, virtually treeless and a course of sharp contours throughout. There appears to be no man- made influence. It looks like a course laid out on land back in the 10th century.There is a wild look to the place the long grass covering the dunes that pitch and roll throughout the course making it very intimidating. Yet the course is eminently fair. While there would appear to be a lot of blind shots, there aren’t. Even where there are blind shots, you are given a good idea where you must hit the ball. The contours, on the fairways and on the greens, are what make it a great golf course.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Senior, and first opened for play in 1982, the Trent-Jones Cashen Course is Ballybunion's magnificent new course, located among amazingly high sand dunes at the mouth of the River Cashen. The course flows with the land and uses the natural contours to full potential. This is a dateless golf course which after playing makes you ask yourself if you've ever played amid quite such surroundings.
In 1993 Ballybunion Golf Club celebrated that proudest of milestones - its centenary.