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Ballybunion

 

Ballybunion KerryBallybunion (Baile an Bhunneanaibhgh) is situated in north county Kerry at the mouth of the river Shannon. Ideally located between 2 airports - Kerry Airport and Shannon Airport. Ballybunion faces out west to the north Atlantic and across the Shannon estuary to the shores of County Clare. The village of Ballybunion is a mere 35 miles from the famous Killarney National Park and was the site of the first transatlantic telephone transmission made from the Marconi wireless station in 1919 to Louisbourg Cape Breton Nova Scotia by W. T. Ditcham a Marconi Engineer. Ballybunion is a site of great natural beauty  and possesses a wide range of flora and fauna. By the shoreline it is not unusual to see a multitude of birds nesting and foraging including seagulls shags cormorants herons and because of the mild winter climate various other migratory birds. Many marine animals can be observed along the coast such as sea otters seals and seal pups porpoises dolphins lobster and salmon.


 


Golf

Founded in 1906 Ballybunion Golf Club is an institution of the golfing world. The character of both courses is unique, both true links set amongst the finest sand dunes the world has to offer. They hug the ruggedly breathtaking Atlantic Ocean coastline, which provides a magnificent backdrop.

For decades, overseas visitors and professionals alike have been marvelling at the beauty and quality of Ballybunion. 

"It demands greater imagination and shot-making skills than anything I have ever known. It makes me feel the same way as when I first saw St Andrews (where he won the British Open in 1984). The magic is the same." Seve Ballesteros.

The 11th hole captures the dramatic beauty of Ballybunion like no other. Described by Tom Watson as the best par four in the world, it is played from a dramatic, elevated tee, down towards a green with a frighteningly narrow entrance.  And to the right, there are spectacular views of the wild Atlantic.

Ballybunion also has the Cashen Course, designed by the celebrated American architect, Robert Trent Jones Snr. But the Old Course is the one to play.

"Having played the Old Course in Ballybunion many times since my first visit in 1981, I am now of the opinion it is one of the best and most beautiful tests of links golf anywhere in the world" - Tom Watson - Millennium Captain Ballybunion Golf Club.


Please note: We do not take Green Fee Bookings on Sundays or during Bank Holiday Weekends.

 

Rates:

 

9 Holes: €95

18 Holes: €135