Ballybunion Golf Club Old Course, Ballybunion Ireland

Ballybunion Golf Club Old Course, Ballybunion Ireland Highlights

The “home” of golf is across the Irish Sea, but its soul surely lies at Ballybunion Golf Club Old Course in County Kerry Ireland! No other course in the British Isles combines such spectacular golf with holes that are still fun and playable for the average golfer as does the incomparable and famous Old Course at Ballybunion. Challenge the corner of the cemetery on the first, and give new meaning to “do or die.” Work your way out to the sea and Ballybunion Golf Club’s roller-coaster 11th, tumbling 3 tiers along the cliffs. In our opinion, this incredible par-4 is nothing less than the finest hole on earth. A bit later in the round, climb to the Ballybunion Golf Club’s 17th tee, the tallest dune on the Old Course, where a bench with “CTH” inscribed on it sits. This is in honor and memory of a popular deceased member who used to stand there and remark “this is the Closest To Heaven I’m ever going to get!” We certainly think that Ballybunion Golf Club Old Course might well be the closest to heaven as a golfer can get on this Earth. It is simply sensational, and can’t be missed on a golf tour to Ireland. But there is even more to be experienced at Ballybunion. Stay in town for a night or two and experience the welcome for which Ballybunion is famous!

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