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Two marvellous courses

We had the chance to play both courses in the past year and it was a real trip down memory lane... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Dick L
Limerick, Ireland
A Course you must play

We had a wonderful time playing both courses at Ballybunion from entering the clubhouse to playing... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, Ireland
+353 68 27146
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

We had the chance to play both courses in the past year and it was a real trip down memory lane. While I still have more gra for the Old Course, the Cashen course has matured and is a truly wonderful track in its own...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We had a wonderful time playing both courses at Ballybunion from entering the clubhouse to playing the courses & returning to the clubhouse for more hospitality a true experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Yes there are a few picturesque holes, but the course in worn out by all the traffic and it takes 5+ hours to complete a round. I think Lahinch and the European Club are miles ahead of it. And for the first 6 holes, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank rcmusuk
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We had heard a lot about the golf courses in Ballybunion and visited here on a Sunday afternoon. We were greeted at the dining room door and invited to dine. After explaining that we were visitors we were gladly shown the best table with a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Denis F
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

I knew Ballybunion would be very challenging, and it was. What I did not expect was the near absence of grass on most fairways. We were told that the management has just reseeded the fairways with a new variety of grass when the famous 8...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank CathyC607
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Played here a week and a half ago with my son as part of a 7 course/8 round Ireland trip playing all the great links courses in both NI and the Republic. Sadly, this course was a joke! Since you book a year in advance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
6  Thank BCM1225
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Don't listen to Tom Watson and Tiger and all the other famous golfers in the world who love this course. Try it for yourself ... it just might be the best walk in golf. It is exactly what you probably think about a links golf...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Freddo218
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Like some others we were told in advance the course was hit very bad by a two month drought. You couldn’t tell it by the cart paths as they were as green as can be. The fairways, though, were grooved but brown. Most of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 561phila
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Played in early September and truly felt that due to poor condition of fairways that we should not have been playing. So poor are the fairways that they appear to be poisoned, however understand they have been totally burnt from the summer drought in concert...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Simon G
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Travelled with 8 total international good players. The fairways are dead. What a shame. Green are fine. Caddies were a bit clueless on the lines of play. Followed a group of of 4 men followed by their 4 spouses. A true 5 1/2 hour round....More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank blackcld
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from Dan1229 | Reviewed this property |
3 month’s of draught impacted courses like Ballybunion with no irrigation. Recent rains will bring it back but may take a couple of months. Ballybunnion is still a premier / legendary links course albeit grass on many... More
April 27, 2018|
Response from DBL64 |
yes she can walk with you it's done regularly,
April 22, 2018|
Response from BestGolfDeal | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a driving range and multiple practice greens. As a group, we rarely hit balls before playing, focusing mostly on the short game and speed of the greens which fluctuated greatly on our trip.