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Address: Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 68 27146
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Breathtaking views and natural design make this one of the few "timeless...
Breathtaking views and natural design make this one of the few "timeless" courses found throughout the world.
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Old-heaven, Cashen-Hell

Played both courses on successive days, started with the Cashen, if we had played them the other way around I think we would all have left after 9 on the Cashen. One of my playing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Carmel H
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Played both courses on successive days, started with the Cashen, if we had played them the other way around I think we would all have left after 9 on the Cashen. One of my playing partners described the Old as meandering gently through the dunes while the Cashen ploughs over them, pretty apt I thought. In general the courses could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great round of Golf on the New Course. Course was in great shape and was definitely challenging but a lot of fun. Choose this over the old course, because we need a golf cart for my Dad to ride in. The elevation changes were quite dramatic and we had a couple of blind shots. I would def play... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We played the Cashen course after driving from Royal County Down, so had high expectations and a bit stir crazy after 4 hours drive. The course is very hard and made harder by many blind shots that didn't have any guidance on where to hit. Still an enjoyable experience. The next day we played the Old Course and were blown... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great layout, beautiful views, superb food and the staff is very accommodating. Our caddies were a perfect part of the experience. Really enjoyed our game.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Beautiful, challenging golf course! It is a golf course that makes you want to play it again and again. Particularly the back side!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Enjoyed both courses. The Old Course for its history and the Cashen course for its difficulty and beauty.. Fabulous 36 hole day.

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Ballaghaderreen, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Whilst the Olde Course was created in Heaven, the Cashen Course prepares you for Heaven. ( bit of an irish twist but when you play both you will understand)

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The caddie was great and the vistas amazing. Golf was hard but I did it. The gift shop had a great selection of logo golf hats and clothes.

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Palm Coast, FL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Can not explain the feeling standing at the first tee with the sun coming up over the horizon, praying not to hit it right ...into the graveyard! The Old course is a picture waiting to happen at ever turn. You need to be in good shape to walk this one. Lots of steep climbs and straight down the side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nothing to dislike, a true test of golf that is not for the beginner. Be prepared to test your fitness as well as your game. Proper loonies and a good caddy are essential to your success. I look forward to playing this again and again.

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