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Ballyliffin Golf Club - Old Links

  • Ballyliffin is the most northern golf club in Ireland and offers two magnificent links golf courses, named the Glashedy Links and The Old Links, which are both equally challenging and offer a varied technical challenge.

    Located on the Atlantic coastline and situated in the beautiful county of Donegal, Ballyliffin Golf Club is held in high regard with both courses predominantly featured in the UK & Irelands top 100 golf courses. The two courses have been designed and formulated by the golfing greats of Nick Faldo, Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock with Ballyliffin renowned as offering links golf at its finest in a truly spectacular setting.

    Founded in 1947 originally as a 9-hole course, Ballyliffin Golf Club has grown leaps and bounds finishing the full 18 of The Old Links in 1973 and adding the Glashedy Links in 1995. Since then the two courses are ranked amongst the top 20 golf courses in Ireland and make the ultimate links experience on your Ireland short break.

    The Old Links is a prestigious course in its own right and boasts a golf links layout at its purest form. Featuring undulating and sandy fairways meandering round the impressive sand dunes, the course offers a thoroughly enjoyable round. Formed from the superb foundations in the North West of Ireland, the course is unpredictable and very unique when compared to the other fantastic golf courses in Ireland.

    The layout was redesigned by the Faldo team, after the great himself was awe inspired by the setting in 1993, and the renovation work drastically improved the course playability. Look out for the signature 5th or otherwise known as “The Tank”, which is a striking 190 yard Par 3 where the elevated green is surrounded by daunting sand dunes.

    The Old Links at Ballyliffin Golf Club one of the most traditional rounds of links golf you will ever face, a worthy addition to your North West Ireland golf holiday.



    18 Holes, Bar, Changing Facilities, Club Hire, Golf lessons with PGA Professionals, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Short game practice area, Trolley Hire


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