Ballybunion is unlike any other golf links you will find.
From the edge of Ballybunion town to the river Cashen estuary, the sand dunes intensify in terms of frequency, height and grandeur. While the Old Course is at the town end, it just flows like nature intended it to. Its beautiful layout leads you gently into the round and the drama increases as the round progresses, all this while being fair to every category of golfer. What you see is what you get, every shot is a picture that will remain with you long after you have left.
There is a constantly high standard as you drive out of a sea of marram grass by Kilahenny Graveyard at the first, through to the opulence of the modern Clubhouse that awaits you at the 18th. The Old Course at Ballybunion has been modified in recent years and is now like a polished diamond. This world-renowned links has been massively enhanced since 2018 leaving it rich in “texture and flow”
The Cashen Course offers a different challenge. This wild dunescape by the Estuary was carved into by Robert Trent Jones Snr in the early 80’s and is surely one of his finest works. While this course is slightly shorter than the old course it rewards accuracy. The five Par 3s are all magnificent feats of beauty and design. No two holes are similar on this varied and dramatic dunescape making it a charming, engaging and a memorable challenge, certainly on the “bucket list “for anyone calling themselves a golfer.